Pepperoni Pizza

If you’re a real pepperoni lover, feel free to increase the amount used on each pizza. Buy freshly sliced pepperoni from a deli counter rather than prepackaged slices.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 16


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. pizza dough
  • 1½ cups pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz. pepperoni, sliced


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush 2 pizza pans with olive oil.
  • Roll or press pizza dough into two 12" circles, slightly thicker at the edges than in the center. Place dough in prepared pans.
  • Spread ¾ cup sauce in the center of each pizza, leaving one inch around the edges bare.
  • Sprinkle ½ cup Parmesan over the sauce on each pizza. Distribute 1½ cups mozzarella evenly over each pizza, leaving edges bare. Distribute pepperoni slices evenly over each pizza.
  • Place first pizza in the center of the oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted.
  • Remove pizza from oven carefully. Set aside to rest briefly before slicing. Repeat process with second pie.