It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means before we get to the most wonderful time of the year it’s our chance to slow down, reflect, eat past the point of common sense, and most importantly — give thanks!
One thing that many of us have in common is a Thanksgiving dinner, which might be the most sensational meal of the year. Think about it — family and friends will travel hundreds or thousands of miles so everyone can sit at the table together.
Every Thanksgiving dinner is a little different, but regardless of style or recipes, one thing that we all have in common is that each household is full of joy, laughter, and a whole lot of love (except for crazy uncle Hank – he’s a little sketchy). It’s probably also made with family traditions that have been passed down for generations.
Thanksgiving Slice Pizza!? What? Really?
Back in 2002 — just a year after Ian’s Pizza opened up on Frances Street in Madison — we started our very own ‘Thanksgiving Family Tradition’ when Ian took a trip to Whole Foods and purchased as many Thanksgiving fixins he could find. His thought was, “Why not a Thanksgiving Slice?” It had quite a few variations until about 10 years ago when we finally nailed down the perfect recipe for one of the wildest / craziest slices we’ve ever made.
We know that every Thanksgiving meal varies slightly, but we figured we should at least try to include all of the most popular Thanksgiving menu items. Our version starts with our hand-tossed crust, which gets a nice layer of mushroom cream sauce. Next, we add mozzarella (we love Wisconsin cheese!), chunks of shaved turkey, mushrooms, and green beans. The pizza cooks at 500 degrees until it the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling. Then we finish it with cranberry sauce, homemade stuffing, and fried onions. It is one of a kind, and it is A-MA-ZING!
Trust us when we say our Thanksgiving slice is a favorite – for customers and employees alike. Whether you’re a longtime fan or you haven’t gotten around to trying it yet, lucky for you, this is a featured monthly slice for all of November! The only day it won’t be available is on Thanksgiving — we’ll be closed to ensure all our employees have the opportunity to share that day with their loved ones.