This homemade pepperoni pizza has everything you want – great crust, sticky cheese, and tons of pepperoni. The secret of the wonderful flavor of pepperoni? Hide more under the cheese! Who needs delivery?
My kids love pizza, so pepperoni pizza is usually a sure win for dinner. I see pizza as a cheat night for me, and I get delivered.
So when she decided to make pizza at home, she realized it needed to be better than your average delivery. It needed tons of pepperoni, a nice crust, great flavor, and maybe a surprise or two to top it off.
First, on the dough: Don’t get confused! If this is your first time making pizza at home, just buy the dough.
If you want to try homemade pizza dough, start with the no-kneaded version. It is very easy to make and practical from failure.
- Ingredients :
+Contadina Pizza Quick Sauce:
° ½ (12 oz) could be CONTADINA® Tomato Paste
° 1 teaspoon dried, ground oregano
° 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
° Half a teaspoon garlic powder
° Half a teaspoon of onion powder
° Half a teaspoon of sugar
° Half a teaspoon of salt
° Half a teaspoon of black pepper
+Fleischmann’s® Easy Pizza Crust:
° 3 cups all-purpose flour or more as needed
° 2 sachet (0.25 ounce) FLEISCHMANN’S® Pizza Crust Yeast or ° RapidRise® Yeast
° 1 tablespoon sugar
° 1 teaspoon salt
° 1 cup very warm water (120 ° F to 130 ° F)
° Half a cup of oil
° 1 (6 ounce) can HORMEL® Pepperoni
° 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese or more to taste
- Directions :
For the sauce: mix all sauce ingredients with 1/2 cup of water in a medium bowl; Set apart for tastes to improve while making crust. Freeze the remaining paste.
For the crusts: Combine two cups of flour, dry yeast, sugar and salt. Add water and oil and mix until well combined (about 1 minute). Slowly add enough remaining flour to form a tender, sticky ball of dough.
Knead for 4 minutes, on a floured surface, until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. Add more flour if needed. (If using RapidRise® Yeast, let the dough rest, covered, for 10 minutes.)