Homemade Pepperoni Pizza


This pepperoni pizza recipe produces a quick and easy classic! Delicious homemade pizza crust and tomato sauce have never been easier.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 12-inch pizzas


Contadina Quick Pizza Sauce:

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ (12 ounce) can CONTADINA® Tomato Paste

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Fleischmann's Easy Pizza Crust:

  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed

  • 2 (.25 ounce) envelopes FLEISCHMANN'S® Pizza Crust Yeast or RapidRise® Yeast

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 ⅓ cups very warm water (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F)

  • cup oil


  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, or more to taste

  • 1 (6 ounce) package HORMEL® Pepperoni


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease two 12-inch pizza pans.

  2. Make sauce: Whisk together water, tomato paste, oregano, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until smooth. Set aside.

  3. Make crust: Combine 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Add warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute. Gradually add remaining flour, a little at a time, until a soft, sticky dough forms.

  4. Transfer dough to a floured surface; knead until dough is smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes. Add more flour as needed. (If using RapidRise yeast, let dough rest, covered, for 10 minutes.)

  5. Divide dough in half. Lightly flour your hands, then pat each piece of dough onto the prepared pizza pans.

  6. Top dough with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until crusts are browned and cheese is bubbly, 18 to 20 minutes. Rotate pizza pans between the top and bottom oven racks halfway through baking.


Store leftover tomato paste in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

590 Calories
29g Fat
60g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 590
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 1408mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 168mg 13%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 104mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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