Delicious Homemade Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

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This homemade pepperoni pizza recipe is the perfect way to satisfy your pizza cravings. With a crispy, chewy crust and gooey melted cheese, this pizza is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Plus, making your own pizza at home allows you to customize it with your favorite toppings!

Ingredients

  • 1 batch of basic pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup of pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni slices
  • Optional toppings: sliced bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc.

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 475°F.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
  3. Transfer the dough to a pizza stone or baking sheet.
  4. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a border around the edge for the crust.
  5. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
  6. Arrange the pepperoni slices on top of the cheese.
  7. Add any additional toppings you desire.
  8. Bake the pizza in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.
  9. Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Pizza originated in Italy, but it has become a beloved food all over the world.
  • Pepperoni is one of the most popular pizza toppings in the United States.
  • Making your own pizza at home allows you to control the quality of ingredients and customize the toppings to your liking.