First made in Australia, this Pepperoni pizza is a mouth watering meat pizza you will enjoy.
Made as shown, the following pizza has a fantastic taste, coupled with an extraordinary smell.
Make sure to purchase perfect ingredients and complement them with a perfect base for you and friends to savor a perfect feast.
If you crave Meat pizza with a Tomato pizza sauce then you shouldn’t look any further than this one.
There’s something about pizza that just makes it irresistible to so many people. One reason is the combination of flavors and textures. The combination of warm, gooey cheese and flavorful sauce is hard to beat. Plus, you can add all sorts of toppings to a pizza, from meats like pepperoni and sausage to vegetables like mushrooms and bell peppers.
This allows for endless flavor combinations to suit everyone’s taste. Another reason is that pizza is a comfort food, it’s warm, it’s filling and it brings back memories of happy times with friends and family.
Additionally, pizza is also a social food, it’s perfect to share with friends and family while watching a game or just hanging out. All of these reasons contribute to why pizza is one of the most beloved foods around the world.
Pizza in Australia
Did you know? Pizza is Australia’s favourite takeaway food by far. 34% of Australians say it’s their preferred choice. The next most popular takeaway is Chinese at 15%.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Australia here.
Pepperoni Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Pepperoni Pizza whether it be in your backyard pizza oven or your kitchen oven.
Pepperoni Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough of the pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce are designed for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) 00 or pizza flour
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) olive oil
- 2 tsps salt
Pepperoni Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
- Two garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small brown onion
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Pepperoni Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
Either make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below, or buy a premade pizza base at your local store.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Stand for around five minutes.
- Add flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in the liquid yeast mixture and the oil.
- Using a spatula, or your hands, mix the dough really well until smooth. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place dough in it and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes to an hour, or until it doubles in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for another 5 minutes or until smooth.
- Divide the dough into balls, and roll out bases to desired size.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
For a truly homemade pizza experience, try using homemade tomato sauce instead of store-bought, using the easy recipe provided.
- Blend all sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
- Ensure all ingredients are mixed together well.
- Keep mixture sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to add to your pizza bases.
- Sauce will last up to 3 days in fridge.
If your sauce is too thin and not sticking well to the dough, adding some more tomato paste can help.
Preparing Pepperoni Pizza
Preheat your oven to at least 450 degrees for 30 minutes or longer.
Spread out pizza dough on floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, you can create your pizza on it (after flouring).
Start by spreading the sauce all over the base. This pizza uses Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce Thinly yet evenly, leaving a margin for the crust.
Add the largest toppings first – typically meat or seafood, then the smaller toppings.
Add cheese last, and sprinkle it all over to help keep the toppings in place when it melts.
This pizza has the following toppings:
I find this pizza very nice by itself, yet why not pair it with another pizza as well?
Put the Pepperoni pizza on the middle shelf of the oven and wait for approximately 10 minutes.
After roughly 10 minutes, check on the pizza.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
The Italian word for Pepperoni is Peperone, which translates to Bell Pepper. The first use of this word can be traced back to the early 20th Century when it was used to refer to a Sausage. In the early 1900s, Italian immigrants started combining their European superior flavors with American ingredients.
In 1919, the first mention of Pepperoni occurred in New York City. It gained popularity and was used as toppings for most Italian pizzerias and delicacies. Pepperoni is widely accepted as an Italian-American food.
When making Pepperoni Pizza, it’s always handy to have the right pizza making tools. Here’s what items I always recommend…
Having a good dough mixer can make all the difference. You don’t want to be manually kneading forever, do you?
Having a nice oil jug to pour olive oil gives you a decadent edge. They don’t cost that much either!
I use quality wooden boards constantly when making pizzas, botth to carry dough balls and to use when slicing baked pizzas.
There are around 2,000 different varieties of cheese around the world. It has been proven to date back to at least 8,000 years ago. It is a fantastic source of calcium, protein and phosphorus.
Cheese can be made not only with cow milk, but also with buffalo, horse, goat and even camel milk. It’s a clever gift idea too. A giant wheel of Cheddar cheese was given to Queen Victoria as a wedding gift.
Want to store some leftovers after your meal? Here are a few tips.
Can you freeze pizza?
You can freeze pizza for up to three months, however I’d suggest consuming it within the first few weeks, ideally.
Chill in the fridge
You can keep pizza in plastic wrap or a container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
How to reheat
There are many ways to reheat pizza. We cover seven of them in this article.
Keen on seeing more than Pepperoni pizza? We have plenty of other Meat pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Can I substitute some of the herbs when making pizza?
Of course! One of the things I love about making pizza is trying different combinations. There’s a plethora of herbs out there to choose from, some which will work together and some that don’t. Explore your taste preferences and substitute any herbs in recipes.
How hot does a pizza oven get?
Pizza ovens can reach 900-1000 degrees, however most of the time, pizzas cook best around 750-850 degrees.
How to keep pizza from sticking to stone?
The best way to avoid pizza sticking to a pizza stone is to ensure the base has plenty of flour or polenta between the pizza and the stone.
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