Jessica DeMay

Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

Pepperoni pizza is a classic favorite, a crowd-pleaser, and an easy weeknight meal for even the busiest families. Once you make homemade pepperoni pizza, you’ll never be able to enjoy delivery the same way again. Plus, this delicious homemade pepperoni pizza recipe is more flavorful than delivery and far easier on your budget. 

How to Make a Pepperoni Pizza

Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

A recipe for the classic favorite, pepperoni pizza.
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Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Course Pizza
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 pizzas
Calories 3049 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the crust

  • 4 cups Bread flour
  • 2 ½ tsp Active dry yeast
  • 1 ¾ cups Lukewarm water
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil + More for brushing
  • 1 ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Granulated sugar

For the sauce

  • 2 (8oz) cans Canned tomatoes
  • ¼ cup Tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp Granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp Fresh oregano Chopped
  • 2 tsp Fresh basil Chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the pizza

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 4 cups Mozzarella Shredded
  • ½ cup Parmesan Finely grated
  • 40 slices Pepperoni sausage
  • 4 tbsp Fresh oregano Chopped

Instructions
 

For the crust

  • In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric stand mixer, combine the sugar, yeast, and ½ cup of warm water, then whisk until the yeast has dissolved completely.
  • Leave the mixture to rest for 5-10 minutes, then add the rest of the warm water, olive oil, and salt.
  • With the mixer at low speed, slowly add in half of the flour and mix until combined.
  • Mix in the rest of the flour and then knead at medium-low speed until a smooth, elastic, and slightly sticky dough is formed.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave it to rest in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size, approximately 1-2 hours.

For the sauce

  • Put all ingredients in a big bowl.
  • Mix together with a mixer.

For the pizza

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees (or appropriate temperature if using a pizza oven). We recommend any of the Ooni ovens for making pizza.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and place onto a lightly floured work surface.
  • Divide the dough into two equal portions.
  • Working with one portion of dough at a time, hand-stretch the dough to create a 12-inch round.
  • Stretch and pinch the dough to create a slightly thicker rim around the edge. Repeat with the second portion of dough.
  • In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil with three minced garlic cloves, then brush over both dough rounds.
  • Evenly spread 2/3 cup of pizza sauce over each pizza, leaving the rim bare.
  • Top the sauce with mozzarella, parmesan, and slices of pepperoni.
  • Place one pizza in the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and top with oregano.
  • Place the second pizza in the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes, then remove and top with oregano.
  • Slice, serve, and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 3049kcalCarbohydrates: 368gProtein: 140gFat: 128gSaturated Fat: 47gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 56gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 236mgSodium: 7243mgPotassium: 7234mgFiber: 56gSugar: 106gVitamin A: 6842IUVitamin C: 199mgCalcium: 2395mgIron: 37mg
Jessica DeMay
Jessica is the lead content creator of Dishcrawl. She has lived in Italy (Napoli) for 7 years and has since become absolutely obsessed with pizza.
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