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It's National Pizza Day❗

Today we celebrate one of America's favorite foods. According to, "whether it's thin crust Chicago-style, deep dish, or anything in between. Pizza is hands down an American favorite."

FUN FACT: Americans consume on average 23 pounds of pizza per person each year, with pepperoni coming in at 36% of all pies ordered.

In honor of today, here's a few ways you can pay homage to National Pizza Day:

📍Eat your favorite pizza

📍Visit a local pizzeria and give them a shout-out for their fantastic pies

📍Make your own pizza at home

📍Post on social media your favorite recipes

📍Throw a pizza party and give this recipe a try:


2 cups (500 mL) diced cooked chicken

1/2 cup (125 mL) ranch dressing

1 garlic clove, pressed

1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and coarsely ground black pepper

Cornmeal for dusting

16 oz (450 g) frozen prepared pizza dough, thawed (see Cook’s Tip)

2 small vine-ripened tomatoes, seeded and diced

1 cup (250 mL) shredded Colby & Monterey Jack cheese

5 slices bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled

2 thinly sliced green onions


Prepare grill for indirect cooking over medium-high heat. Combine chicken, dressing, pressed garlic, salt and black pepper in medium bowl; toss to coat.

Generously sprinkle Pastry Mat with cornmeal; place dough onto center of mat. Roll dough to an 12-in. (30-cm) circle. Place dough onto BBQ Pizza Pan; gently stretching to cover bottom. Top crust with chicken mixture and tomatoes; sprinkle evenly with cheese and bacon.

Place pizza pan on grid of grill. Grill, covered, 18-22 minutes or until crust is deep golden brown, rotating pan occasionally for even grilling. Remove pan from grill. Sprinkle evenly with green onion. Cut pizza into 12 slices.

𝗬𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱: 6 servings of 2 slices

𝗡𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴:

Calories 470, Total Fat 26 g, Saturated Fat 8 g, Cholesterol 75 mg, Sodium 880 mg, Carbohydrate 35 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 26 g

Your Friendly Pampered Chef Tip:

For best results, let pizza dough stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before rolling it out.

Pizza Stone # 100251

Pizza & Crust Cutter # 1303

Pizza Crust Mix # 100698

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ACTION STEP: Whip up a pie today be sure to experiment with toppings, crusts and sauces. Then let me know in the comments how it turned out or kick your kitchen up a notch by booking your cooking show here:

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