Quick, Easy and Delicious-Homemade pizza crust and tomato sauce has never been easier-and this recipe for pepperoni pizza produces a delicious classic!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
2 12-inch pizzas
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Contadina(R) Quick Pizza Sauce:
Fleischmann's® Easy Pizza Crust:
Toppings:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • For sauce: Combine all sauce ingredients with 1/2 cup water in a medium bowl; set aside for flavors to develop while making crust. Freeze remaining paste .

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  • For crusts: Combine 2 cups of flour with the dry yeast, sugar and salt. Add the water and oil and mix until well blended (about 1 minute). Gradually add enough remaining flour slowly, until a soft, sticky dough ball is formed.

  • Knead for about 4 minutes, on a floured surface, until dough is smooth and elastic. Add more flour, if needed. (If using RapidRise® Yeast, let dough rest, covered, for 10 minutes.)

  • Divide dough in half. Pat each half (with floured hands) into a 12-inch greased pizza pan OR roll dough to fit pans.

  • For pizzas: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Top crusts with sauce, pepperoni and cheese.

  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until crusts are browned and cheese is bubbly. For best results, rotate pizza pans between top and bottom oven racks halfway through baking.

Nutrition Facts

590 calories; protein 19.5g 39% DV; carbohydrates 60.4g 20% DV; fat 29.1g 45% DV; cholesterol 47.5mg 16% DV; sodium 1408.3mg 56% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2014
The pizza was scrumptious!!! I used olive oil for the dough (My KitchenAid mixer did most of the mixing) and I baked the pizza on a Pampered chef Stoneware. I added about 3 tablespoon of pizza sauce (store bought - can:)) finely chopped hotdogs black olives onions stuffed string cheese for the edge 1 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. My family loved it!!! You can make most of the ingredients organic if you prefer to do it that way:) Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2014
The pizza was scrumptious!!! I used olive oil for the dough (My KitchenAid mixer did most of the mixing) and I baked the pizza on a Pampered chef Stoneware. I added about 3 tablespoon of pizza sauce (store bought - can:)) finely chopped hotdogs black olives onions stuffed string cheese for the edge 1 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. My family loved it!!! You can make most of the ingredients organic if you prefer to do it that way:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2015
love homemade pizza. This is a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2014
I put pork sausage on after I have cooked and sliced it green peppers in fact just put what you would like to eat my son put broccoli florets on his the pizza crust is very good will use this crust again and again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2015
Absolutely love it! Made two out of it! Added bell peppers to one and left the other as mozzarella and pepperoni. Mixed the dough with olive oil. Turned out perfect! Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2015
Yum Yum! I preferred the crust thinner though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2015
My husband and I loved this pizza. I reduced the oregano to 1/4 tsp used turkey pepperoni and added about 1/4 cup of shredded mild cheddar cheese. Very easy to make. Baked it on a pizza stone and the crust was nice and crispy. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2015
yes add some more meat Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2015
This recipe is my keeper. The pizza bread is so soft from inside and crunchy at outside. I guarantee you won't be regret if you using this recipe for your pizza dough. Thank you Cantadina for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2019
I would cut the salt entirely from the sauce as the pepperoni adds enough. Other than that the sauce is delicious. I also added mushrooms and green onions as toppings. The crust held up beautifully and tasted great. Will definely be using this recipe in future and will vary the toppings. Read More
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