How To Make Homemade Pepperoni Pizza
Skip takeout and enjoy this homemade pepperoni pizza with a golden, slightly charred crust topped with flavorful sauce and heaps of cheese.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. If using a pizza stone, preheat it in the oven for at least 20 minutes so it is nice and hot as well.
If using my sauce recipe, stir together the ingredients. The sauce recipe makes just enough for one large pizza. Double it if making more than one pizza.
Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface. If it’s hard to roll, let it rest for 5 minutes so it can come to room temperature. For a large pizza, roll the dough into about a 14-inch diameter circle.
Transfer the dough to a lightly dusted pizza peel. Alternatively, fit it into a large cast-iron.
Add sauce in a light layer all over the pizza, leaving about ¼-inch crust around the edges. Chop half of the pepperoni and sprinkle it over the sauce.
Top the pizza with grated cheese and the rest of the pepperoni. Season with black pepper.
If using a pizza stone, carefully slide the pizza into the center of the preheated pizza stone. Cook for 6 minutes, then rotate the pizza halfway so it cooks evenly. Cook for another 6 to 8 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and charred in spots.
If using a skillet, press the dough into a cast iron skillet and add toppings. Place the skillet over a high heat burner for 2 minutes to get it preheated and get the crust cooking right away.
Then transfer to a 500 degrees F oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
Slice and serve. Use the pizza peel to slide pizza out onto a cutting board. Let the pizza rest for a minute and slice into pieces.
Season with fresh oregano (optional). Serve while warm with a side salad.
Honey Butter (Optional):
Stir together the softened butter and honey, then serve alongside the pizza for crust dipping.
Store leftover pizza in the fridge for up to three days. Reheat pizza in a sturdy skillet over medium heat with a drizzle of oil.
Cover skillet with a lid and cook until the cheese has melted and the crust is crispy.
- Calories: 403.92kcal
- Fat: 21.21g
- Saturated Fat: 11.65g
- Trans Fat: 0.31g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 6.29g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.61g
- Carbohydrates: 37.30g
- Fiber: 2.26g
- Sugar: 6.39g
- Protein: 16.12g
- Cholesterol: 58.35mg
- Sodium: 866.11mg
- Calcium: 306.36mg
- Potassium: 222.17mg
- Iron: 2.24mg
- Vitamin A: 136.17µg
- Vitamin C: 2.99mg
Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!
Pies & Pastries
Simple and tasty food is what this Texas chicken spaghetti recipe is all about. You\'ll love the clean flavors and easy process of making this homey dish.
Just the plump filling of these fried shrimp tacos keeps you wanting more! Plus, they're topped with fresh cabbage salsa for extra crunch.
Kaldereta is a hearty Filipino stew. This recipe combines its tomato-based broth with rich coconut milk to make an even more robust dish.
This steamed shrimp recipe is great for quick dinners. This four-ingredient dish is simple but undeniably flavorful.
Dip, Sauce & Condiment
You might not be able to get enough of this Nashville hot sauce. It features a mix of cayenne, paprika, and light brown sugar.
Pan-Fry & Skillet
Whip up a mouthwatering serving of garlic lime shrimp with this quick recipe! It's coated in honey and lime for a tasty flavor contrast.