Pepperoni and veggie pizza is a delicious and wholesome pizza that everyone loves. And the best part is, it is super easy to make! Forty minutes and the delightful pepperoni pizza recipe is ready!
Course: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Italian pepperoni pizza, pepperoni and veggie pizza, pepperoni pizza
Author: Maureen Celestine
Cast iron, pizza stone, or pizza pan
1 Pizza Dough(homemade or store bought)
⅓cup Pizza Sauce
4. ounces mozzarella cheese, grated
16 slices pepperoni
4ounces fresh mozzarella balls, drained, halved
½ small red onion, thinly sliced
2 sweet peppers, seeded, thinly sliced
8 deli-sliced jalapenos peppers (optional)
Pinch of salt and ground black pepper
8basil leaves, torn
Extra-virgin olive oil (for brushing dough)
ROLL OUT THE DOUGH
Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into 12” diameter or as big as you want depending on how thick you want the pizza crust. Sprinkle a tiny bit of semolina over a pizza pan or cast-iron skillet for an easy release.
Place the dough on a pizza pan. The dough might retract. Oil the tip of your fingers, and gently stretch the dough pulling outwards towards you. Use the tip of a fork to prick the dough slightly, careful not to poke through the dough. Brush the edge of the dough with extra virgin olive oilNext, preheat the oven to 450°F
ASSEMBLE THE PIZZA
Using the back of a spoon, spread the pizza sauce onto the dough, leaving about an inch of crust around the edges. Add a tablespoon at a time Add the pepperoni, top with the fresh and shredded mozzarella ( (pat dry any excess liquid). Add the onion, peppers, and jalapenos. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and black pepper.
BAKEBake for 12 -15 minutes, or until the crust is browned. Remove from the oven and finish it off with fresh basil leaves. Drizzle with a tiny bit of extra-virgin olive oil. Slice, and serve.
COOK'S TIPSIf you are using a pizza stone or baking steel, make sure to preheat the stone on the top rack for about 15-20 minutes before placing the pizza on the stone. Bake for 6-8 minutes. Another option to bake the pizza is by using a cookie sheet, flip it backward, sprinkle a little cornmeal on it, and place the pizza over the pan.Check out my easy homemade pizza dough recipe here!
ITALIAN PEPPERONI PIZZA RECIPE (with veggies) https://worldlytreat.com/italian-pepperoni-pizza-recipe-with-veggies/ May 18, 2021