Chef Santo Bruno

Italian Quesadilla

My son recently asked me to cook something for dinner. I was tired and didn’t feel like cooking, but he kept asking. Finally, I dug around in the refrigerator, came up with some ingredients for this Mexican/Italian dish and made it for him. He loved it! The Italian Quesadilla is … More

Food & Ingredients

Recipe of the Month: Red, White and Blue Pizza

Ingredients: 1 12” pizza base, pre-baked 12 oz. hazelnut spread 4 oz. mixed red berries (strawberries, raspberries,      cranberries, etc.) 4 oz. mixed dark berries (blackberries, blueberries, etc.) 2.2 oz. melted or shaved white chocolate Instructions: Distribute hazelnut spread over prebaked pizza base. Place the blueberries on the outside and … More

Dough Information Center

How to Freeze Pizza Dough for Later Use

Q: Can I freeze my pizza dough? Yes, pizza dough can definitely be frozen, but it cannot be frozen indefinitely. There are three very different dough freezing methods. Mechanical blast freezing employs temperatures between -20°F and -35°F, combined with an airflow of 600 to 800 linear feet per minute. Another … More

Food & Ingredients

Mushroom Soup with Cannellini Beans

Tasty comfort food that’s also good for you! Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 pound white button mushrooms, cleaned and quartered 2 large onions, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, finely minced 1 ½ cups fresh celery, finely chopped 1 gallon turkey stock 1 lb. cooked or pulled turkey, skin … More


John Arena: How To Make New York-Style Pizza Dough

John Arena, a master of all pizza styles and co-owner of Metro Pizza in Las Vegas, paid a visit to PMQ’s Pizza Kitchen and shared the basics of making New York-style pizza dough using the direct-mix method and four ingredients: Flour, water, salt and yeast. “Typically, in New York, we … More


Lasagna Pizza

Lasagna and pizza in one delicious dish! Ingredients: 16 oz. pizza dough ball, slacked 7 oz. pizza sauce, separated into 2 oz. and 5 oz. portions 3 Tbsp. Romano cheese, grated 3 oz. mozzarella/provolone mild blend, shredded or diced 2 oz. Italian sausage 5 oz. Ricotta Soprafinna Directions: On a … More

Dough Information Center

Neapolitan Pizza Dough

PMQ’s test kitchen is now open and ready for business. In addition to a recent visit from Las Vegas-based Metro Pizza’s John Arena, PMQ’s resident pizzaiolo Brian Hernandez gets things started this month with a special instructional video on making and stretching authentic Neapolitan pizza dough. Watch the video at … More