Food of the Seventies, Pizza Spread

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I don't know who made it; It came in a small tin/aluminum can with a pop-top lid like some puddings of the same time: 1970's. One would spread it on a slice of bread and then broil the whole thing fo rabout a minute or two. When it was done, it would taste like a slice of pizza. Weird.
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Michele - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
I keep wondering about that pizza spread too! But no one I know remembers anything about it, even though at home we had it for lunch every other day, it seemed like. What WAS that stuff?? Gosh, it was good!
Julia - April 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember pizza spread. I used to beg my mother for it every day. I wish they would start making it again. It was the best lunch/snack. Nobody I know remembers it either...maybe they had boring ham and cheese sandwiches for lunch!
Neil - June 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember a version made by Kraft called Pizza Quick. It came in a jar. It contained a ton of parmesan cheese and all you had to do was spread it on a piece of toast. As pathetic as it sounds, I still look for it in supermarkets. One day I was rushing through a store and thought I saw it out of the corner of my eye. Then, weeks later when I realized what I thought I found, I couldn't remember what store it was, so did a back-track to every supermarket I thought I'd been to in the past few weeks. (Sigh), I never found it. I even checked on Kraft's website and it doesn't appear they make it anymore. Maybe it was all wishful thinking. But, that stuff was so good!
dave - June 24, 2008 - Report this comment
i used to have that pizza spread for after school snack i think it was in an orange brown tin
Mike - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
It was called Spread A Pizza the pizza quick by kraft is still around. we have some at home now. but the Sprad A Pizza was awesome! wish they would make it again. that and libbys fruit Float!!!!
Steve Chenier - September 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Does anyone have a pizza spread recipe? e-mail me at
dennis - March 14, 2009 - Report this comment
i hadd it all the time LOVEd the tast of it be nice if it was brought back
Jason - April 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I can still taste the pizza toast! It did come in an orangey/brown tin (the same as the spread), about the third the size of a regular tin. It must be found!
Sherri - November 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Pizza Quick was the bomb! Just ad Toast and parmesean Cheese and it was GREAT....
footballmom104 - January 25, 2010 - Report this comment
It was made by Libby, I think.
robk - January 31, 2010 - Report this comment
i used to love this stuff, but no one i know remembers it...
sheldon - April 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Paris Pate was the brand of pizza spread that came in that tin. They made other products but none quite as good as their Pizza.
Mamzelle_muguette - May 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to eat that stuff I loved so much while watching ''The Price is Right''.
Dshmokiez At - November 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I did a commercial for this in the seventies, never saw it though, shown in chicago area i believe, I from NY area, Libby's was the maker if i can remeber back in early childhood. if anyone ever seen or knows where to view such commercial email please.Thanks DS
doug mcdermott - December 02, 2010 - Report this comment
My nrothers and I were in the first tv commercial for spread a pizza. Very funny to see this now>
JOHN - January 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Al R. - January 26, 2011 - Report this comment
It was made by Libby's. I remember the cheese pizza spread being tasty, and the little bits of sausage in the sausage pizza spread. We'd spread it on toast, top with parmesan and broil it for a minute.
Carla Bilger - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I am so glad that others remember this product. I have told my kids (who are now grown) about it. It was GREAT Stuff!!!! I wish the people who made it read these comments and would start making it again!!!!!
Debbie - February 17, 2011 - Report this comment
My sister and I are in our mid forties now and happily remeber it as well- sooooo, where can we buy a can in 2011 in Ontario, Canada??
Serge - March 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember that stuff from the early 80's. I accidentally found a cheap substitute a few years back. I mixed Old el Passo mild salsa with Cheeze Whiz. The taste was similar to my memories of it but I'm not quite sure. You're welcome to try! :o)
kevin - July 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Holy crap!! I thought I was the only one that remeberd this stuff,i am 40 now and every so often i have this conversation with my parents and sister and they have no clue what im talking about...Orangy/brown small tin can with a pop up type of lid...brownishh spread with chunks of peperoni of sort...did not look good at all(probly the source of its demise)...spread on toast,pop it in the toaster oven on grill... 2 minutes or so and man that stuff was tasty.The thing about this that makes it memorable for me was that you toast the bread,spread the spread and re toast could anybody forget somthing like that......dam,now im hungry! :o(
sherry - October 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I asked someone the other day if they remember pizza spread a red can thicker than a can of tuna and put it on toast it was awesome...there were also some kind of pillsbury pizza melts, round pieces of cheese with little pieces of pepperoni in it and you put it on english muffins and toasted them
kennywally - February 09, 2012 - Report this comment
libbys libbys libbys, spread and heat, pizza pizza pizza!!!! that was the commercial jingle I recall. I believe I spread that stuff on bays english muffins. I also believe contadina still makes pizza sauce in a small can, just add parmesan and or a little mozzarella on toast or whatever...
Bob - February 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes, Libby's did make a pizza spread that came in a small can with a yellow/orange lid. I still have one of the old cans (empty of course) minus the lable but, with the lid. I found it a while back with some pennies in it. I guess I used one as a piggy bank when I finished it. It brought back some good memories. I loved that stuff!
Sheldon - April 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Paris Pate - Still in business but sadly do NOT still make their amazing Pizza Spread..... :( Just like the Bar 6 Chocolate bar we can only enjoy our memories.
Marco - November 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I was addicted to that pizza spread product when I was a kid. It was awesome.
Pizza addict - December 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm so glad others remember this too! I loved it here in Canada in the late 70's.
ziphle - December 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Just had Totino's Pizza Rolls and the inside totally tastes like Pizza Spread! I hadn't thought of that stuff in years!
Janice - January 28, 2013 - Report this comment
We loved Libby's Pizza Spread. We would place some colby cheese on top and then broil it.....yummy! I wish they would make it again!
carol - August 05, 2013 - Report this comment
I miss it so much. Pizza spread was my favorite snack growing up. I which it was still being made.
Wanda - October 09, 2013 - Report this comment
Peter from Ottawa - February 13, 2014 - Report this comment
My longing for that pizza spread has haunted me again and again over the years. The taste is still embedded in my memory. Something about it has nibbled at my mind for about 30 years, to the point where I sat down here tonight to search for any information about it. Glad to see that there are many other fans, and that I am not the only one the misses and remembers that wonderful stuff. It had a unique flavour that was so processed and delicious! Good memories of '70s/'80s TV afternoons and pizza spread, fresh out of the oven. Mmmmm....
simi - May 19, 2014 - Report this comment
i saw in the kosher iles by the supermarket calld pizza spread from a cremeo brand in many flavors ts really yomey
Sherry - September 06, 2014 - Report this comment
Loved the pizza spread, here in Nova Scotia, also remember the pills bury pizza melts tap hat were the size of English muffins, had chunks of pepperoni, but the pizza spread on toast was SO good!
Mike - November 03, 2014 - Report this comment
As I recall Pizza Spread was made by Paris Pate. It was fantastic. It was pepperoni-type meat, cheese and tomato sauce in a can and it was awesome. Spread on bread, a few minutes under the broiler and you were good to go. I know it sounds kind of gross (remember Steve Martin talked about "pizza in a cup" in a movie?) but it was delicious. Wish they still made it. Glad to discover others remember it
Dave - December 15, 2014 - Report this comment
doe's anybody remember the green boxes of kraft sausage pizza mix
LaSponge - June 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Ever heard of Pizza flavoured ketchup? May be more 1960' glass bottles..I think Hunt's or Heinz? Where's that Rob Lambert when u need him..he seems to know a lot of info!
Norman - November 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Spread and Heat Pizza was awesome. I would place a slice of Munster cheese over the spread, then heat it. I miss the excellent taste and wish it was still made. This is the reason I am on this site. I googled Spread and Heat Pizza.
Pipes3 - February 01, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember the Pizza Spread, but I really liked the Taco Spread (unless they were one in the same!) Boy it was good on bread! Not sure why I've been thinking about it for the past week. I'm glad to find I'm not the only one nostalgic for the stuff in the pop-top tin!
Cissy - April 19, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember in the 1970's going out to a pizza place called Tasty Pizza in Griffin Georgia!! Very Very good!!! There was plenty of pizza sauce in it and lots of mazarella cheese!!! Pizza places now days don't put hardly any sauce on them!! I wish I knew the reciepe, I would make my own!!!
Raymond - July 06, 2016 - Report this comment
I've been trying to remember the name of that stuff forever. Nobody seemed to remember it but me. I used to buy it from Revco. I sure wish Libby's would bring it back. Pizza Quick just ain't the same...
Shirl - November 07, 2016 - Report this comment
I have been looking for this for years. we use to put it on english muffins and bake it in the toaster oven. Does anyone know the rcipe for it, if so pass it Love it!
Greg - March 28, 2017 - Report this comment
I can't remember the name of the pizza spread. we used to buy it in Ontario. it Orange can and we spread on bread and broiled it. my sister and I thought it look like cat food. I'm dying to remember the name of it.
JIm - April 28, 2017 - Report this comment
It was so neat reading all these posts! We were seven kids in the 70's and Mom used to make this for lunch almost every day if we wanted it. I can't remember name either. I think the can was shaped much like a can in which jalapenos are sold with pull top lid! That stuff had a distinct taste and I can still taste it. Wish I remembered the name...
Kathy - April 30, 2018 - Report this comment
I love that everyone remembers that "small" pull top orange n brown can, me too. About the size of what a fancy feast cat food can is now. I have been googling for a pic of it for hours now, putting in all diff' search words. The closest I got was a guy on youtube who had just a label, but it was called Pizza Magic from ChefBoyrdee. I can't believe there is not a pic to be found when so many people remember it.Not even in Libby's 70's canned foods..gonna keep looking so I can send to my brother & freak him out. Pls share if anyone finds something ,thanks

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