Welcome to Meatless Monday where each Monday I introduce you to a delicious new recipe. This week is Imo’s Pizza Copycat recipe, and it’s easy to make and tastes scrumptious. If you’re looking for St Louis Style Pizza, this is the recipe to try!
When my husband and I started dating, I loved the connection we had. We came from similar backgrounds, we had a lot of the same interests, and we enjoyed hanging out together. We loved going to dinner together and had our staples Qdoba, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili’s, Panera, and Imo’s Pizza. Unless you’ve ever lived or visited Missouri, you probably are not familiar with Imo’s pizza which is Saint Louis Style Pizza.
I know, you may be wondering, “what is St Louis Style Pizza?” It’s a flat thin square pizza with the toppings under Provel cheese but the cheese blends with the sauce which are more like a cheesy sauce, it’s wonderful.
One of the downsides to moving away from Missouri was the lack of Imo’s Pizza in our life. When we return to Missouri for vacation, we eat their usually twice to get our pizza fix.
After our last visit, I did some research to see if I could find a copy cat recipe of our beloved Imo’s Pizza and sure enough, I found a recipe. I love this recipe because it takes 10 minutes to make the dough since it does not use yeast.
How does it compare?
While I would still prefer Imo’s Pizza, this is a great alternative. It doesn’t taste exactly like Imo’s, but it’s pretty tasty and gives me glimpses of my previous life in Missouri. If your husband, wife, kids, friends, family, or yourself love pizza, then you have to try this copycat pizza!
- 2 cups unbleached self-rising flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 tablespoons water (or more if needed)
- 2/3 cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded smoked provolone or mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- Dried Italian or pizza seasoning
- Preheat oven to 425°F
- We use a pizza stone and place the stone in the oven.
- Mix the flour, oil, and water together – the mixture will be shaggy.
- Use your hands to gather it together and form into a ball.
- Divide it in two and form each half into a disk the rounder the better.
- Cover with saran wrap and allow to rest 10 minutes.
- Grease a piece wax paper and place one of the round doughs on wax paper.
- Use a rolling-pin to roll the dough very thin – 1/8 inch or less.
- Place the dough on pizza stone (or cookie sheet).
- Add 1/3 cup of the sauce to pizza.
- Add toppings of your choice to the sauce.
- Mix the cheeses together and sprinkle 1/2 over top of pizza.
- Then season with Italian herbs.
- Bake the pizzas for about 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Remove the pizzas from the oven and let set 5 minutes.
- Cut pizza into squares.
I would love to know what copycat recipes are your favorite?