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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Tasty Tuesday Take 3: Homemade Pepperoni Pizza

There are times when nothing beats a good piece of pepperoni pizza...and, nothing beats it when it's homemade. Here's a recipe that's pretty easy and absolutely delicious.

Super Easy and Delicious Pizza Sauce

1 (6 oz) can of tomato paste
1 1/2 cups of water
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 Tbsp oregano
1/2 Tbsp basil
1/2 Tbsp minced onions

No cooking necessary. Just put all ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together.

Easy Pizza Crust

2 1/2 cups of flour
1 pkg instant yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp yeast)
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
2 Tbsp

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Prepare pizza pan by lightly greasing and then sprinkle surface with either rolled oats or grits. This creates a small air space between crust and pan and enables you to get a nice crispy crust.
3. Mix all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
4. Add all wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Dough will become fairly hard to stir.
5. Cover bowl with a clean towel and set aside while making the sauce (see above for recipe).
6. Once sauce is made, knead dough on a floured surface about 10 times...add as much flour as necessary to prevent sticking.
7. Place dough on prepared pan and gently press the dough spreading it to cover the pan.

8. Spoon sauce over dough.

9. Add a generous amount of topping (I used pepperoni).

10. Top with thin layer of shredded sharp cheddar.

11. Add final layer of shredded mozzarella.

12. Bake at 400 degrees until cheese begins to bubble and brown.

BTW, the sauce can be made in bulk and frozen.


Kymberli said...

Ooooh, I'm going to make this with the kids this weekend!

battynurse said...

Oh my that looks good. Yes pizza is still one of the biggest things I'm craving.

WiseGuy said...

I waaaaant a slice (or two) of that!!!! Please?

Quiet Dreams said...

This is making my stomach growl.

Jen said...

wow, that is a lot of pepperoni. looks good though

DaisyGal said...

dear GAWD, I gained 5 lbs just looking at that!!!!
and Now I WANT IT!!!! YUMMY!
I *heart* pizza!

Sheliza said...

Wow, that looks so yummy and you are a beast with your homemade goodies!!

Meari said...


MrsSpock said...

We do this very often. WHo wants to pay $20 when you can make it at home and have it taste better?

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Oooooh a Kristin recipe! It looks amazing! I'm going to have to try this soon.