Created in USA, this Pepperoni pizza is a scrummy meat pizza you should taste.
Made as shown, this pizza provides an exceptional flavor, matching the superb scent.
Make sure to purchase perfect toppings and pair these with a perfect base for your family to take part in a out of this world pizza dinner.
If you have a taste for Meat pizzas with Tomato sauce then you’ll love this.
Making pizza at home is a great way to have fun and get creative in the kitchen! One reason is that it allows you to personalize your pizza to your exact taste preferences. You can make it as big or small as you want, choose your crust thickness, and top it with all your favorite ingredients.
Another reason is that it can be a great activity to do with friends and family. Everyone can gather around and make their own personal pizzas, making it a fun and interactive experience. Plus, it’s also a cost-effective way to enjoy pizza, you can make a large amount of pizza at the same time and store them for later, or even freeze them and enjoy later.
Finally, making pizza at home can also be a fun way to get kids involved in the kitchen and teach them about cooking and food. Making pizza at home is a fun and delicious way to bond with loved ones, and it’s also a great way to explore new flavors and ingredients. So, next time you’re craving pizza, why not try making it at home?
Pizza in USA
According to recent articles and research, the most popular foods in the USA are burgers, hot dogs, french fries, cookies and in fifth place, Pizza.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from USA here.
Pepperoni Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Pepperoni Pizza whether it be in your wood pizza oven or your kitchen oven.
Pepperoni Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough of the toppings that you will need for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so add more or less, if required.
Simple Pizza dough
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
- 2 tsps salt
Pepperoni Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
- 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 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
If you don’t have much time, grab a premade pizza base at your local grocery store, or hand make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Leave sitting for roughly 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 dough mixer or hands, gently mix dough until smooth. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place mixture in and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in size.
- Pour dough mix out onto a clean, floured surface. Now hand knead gently for another five minutes.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected size.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
You can either make your own tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local supermarket.
- Blend all sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
- Leave sitting for five minutes.
- Your pizza sauce is now ready to use.
- You can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
If your sauce is too thick, add a splash of olive oil or water to get the right consistency.
Preparing Pepperoni Pizza
Preheat your kitchen oven to approximately 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone (if you have one) or on a metal tray for the kitchen oven.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza oven, roll out to be smaller than your pizza peel.
First, spread the sauce around. This pizza calls for Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or the blunt side of a knife.
You should start by adding the largest ingredients, then work your way down. The last is any cheese topping, such as Mozzarella, which you should evenly cover the other toppings with, and then finally any herbs.
The toppings to include on this pizza are;
I find this pizza awesome on its own, or why not enjoy it with a simple side dish?
Put the Pepperoni pizza in the middle of your oven (on a stone if you have one) and set timer for 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, we always recommend that you use whatever tools you are able to get your hands on. Our basic pizza tools are…
OK, not really pizza related, but a good chef apron makes me feel the part when I am making my pizzas. I’d probably wear a chef hat if I got one too!
A pastry brush is vital if you need to ever coat your dough in water, oil, eggs or more. They are cheap to have and very handy to use.
If you ever coat your dough in water, oil, eggs or more, then you need a pastry brush. These brushes tend to be cheap to have and very handy to use.
Fresh Mozzarella is typically white, however when seasoned it can change to light yellow, depending on the animal’s diet. Due to its high moisture content, it is traditionally served the day after it is made, however it can be kept in brine for a week, or even longer if packaged well.
Mozzarella was first cited in an Italian cookbook in 1570. Nowadays, Mozzarella can be twisted to form a plait, and called Treccia. You can also buy it as a smoked cheese, called Affumicata.
Here are a few storage tips, if you have any dough or pizza left over after the meal.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Warm in the center of a 450 degree F oven for approximately 6 minutes, on a pizza stone if possible, until heated through. See our article on reheating pizza for more.
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some FAQ and their answers to the most common pizza making questions.
Why pineapple does not belong on pizza?
Pineapple belongs on pizza, in my personal opinion. It’s a weird debate which has enveloped the world. Each person has their own opinion. If you like it, eat it, if not, then don’t. Easy!
How much protein is in pizza?
Protein is an essential component of good health, and you should ensure that every meal has a protein source. The average pizza slice has 12 grams of protein, making it a good source for that day.
What is the most expensive pizza in the world?
The most expensive pizza in the world is the Louis XIII, a small pizza from Salerno, Italy, with a diameter of 20 cm and served for two people. It is served in your home with a catering team formed by pizza chef, Renato Viola, a sommelier and a chef. The entire preparation is carried out on the site, with the exception of the dough that occurs 72 hours before. A bargain at only US$12,000.
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