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Imo's Pizza Recipe (St. Louis Style)

        Lifestyle | Midwestern

Miss Missouri, Tara Osseck, submitted this recipe for Imo's Pizza St. Louis Style.

Miss Missouri, Tara Osseck, submitted this recipe for Imo's Pizza St. Louis Style.

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2 cup and 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. olive oil
2 tsp. dark corn syrup
1/2 cup and 2 tbsp. water
16 oz. can whole tomatoes (dices into fine pieces)
6 oz. can tomato paste
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp crushed basil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. thyme
Italian Seasoning:
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp. basil
1 tsp. thyme


  1. In large mixing bowl combine all crust ingredients.
  2. Mix until thoroughly combined - dough will be very stiff. Makes enough for two (2) 12" pizza pies. Do not knead. Divide the dough in half, shape into a round ball and roll out paper thin.
  3. Stir together ingredients and spoon sauce over pizza dough.
  4. Combine all the ingredients for the Italian seasoning in a small mixing bowl and blend well.
  5. Top pizza with provel cheese and any of the following authentic Imo’s pizza toppings: onion, green pepper, sausage, hamburger, pepperoni, anchovies, bacon, black olive, mushrooms, Canadian bacon, jalapenos, pineapple, banana peppers, tomatoes.
  6. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
  7. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until underside of crust is a dark golden brown and cheese has a slight golden tint.
  8. To truly replicate Imo's Pizza at home, cut pizza into tile-like squares instead of the traditional triangle slices, and enjoy!

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