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Perfect Pepperoni Pizza

A recipe for creating the best ever pepperoni pizza.
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pizza
Servings: 1 pizza


Dough Ingredients:

  • 1 C hot water
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2-3 C all purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Olive oil

Pizza Ingredients:

  • 1 pepperoni stick
  • 1 1/2 C whole milk mozzarella shredded
  • Pizza sauce


  • Prepare dough: To the bowl of a stand mixer, add flour and salt. Set aside. In a glass measuring cup, combine hot water, active dry yeast and sugar. Allow yeast mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes. If yeast does not activate, start a new batch. With mixer on low, slowly add yeast mixture. Add additional flour one spoonful at a time, as needed until dough is no longer sticky and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Transfer dough to a lightly greased large bowl. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Slice pepperoni to roughly 1/8" thick. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Shape dough to fit pan. Bake dough for 5 minutes. Spread sauce throughout, sprinkle with cheese and thick pepperoni slices. Bake for an additional 12-15 minutes or until desired crispness is reached.
  • Slice and serve warm.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel