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Homemade Pepperoni Pizza

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Homemade Pepperoni Pizza 

Here I present my recipe foe Homemade Pepperoni pizza, here I’ll explain the inspiration and the how-to of this dish 🙂

Wow, I’m coming up on the 10 year anniversary of my blog!  I still have a ton to learn.  I’m good with content but like most amateur bloggers I don’t really know how to drive to traffic to my site.  I know there are people you can hire who can help but last time I did that they broke half of my permalinks which basically set me back to zero.  Also it’s expensive, we have two kids and a mortgage; real life at its best 🎈

There are websites who are really happy to capitalize on your ambitions though 🤣🤣🤣

I must give a shout-out to food bloggers central though; Nagi has provided all the tips and tricks for free which is ah-mazing 💙

Where has the time gone?

It also doesn’t really help that I’m shy and scared of failure.  It took me years to share my website with people.  I felt vulnerable.  It would really upset me if someone were to say it was bad or silly.   That was 10 years ago though – as I’ve gotten older I don’t care what anyone has to say about me.

When I showed my friend Jen my website she said I was crazy if she thought I was going to a working mom who’d make homemade pizza for dinner on a work night/school night… but I do it.  The dough comes together in 5 minutes… as it rests/proofs I get other stuff done.

Crazy announcement; I’m joining the party super late but I’m starting a LisaGCooks.com YouTube channel!  My kids are all about YouTube and have promised they’ll help 💜

Maybe I’ll show Jen just how easy it is to make a homemade 🍕 after work 😎😎😎

I’ll make this pizza; ooey-gooey pepperoni pizza.

This is how you make it:

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

Prepare your dough [4]

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

Turn it out onto a floured counter, once it’s ready and shape/pull it into a rectangular shape – I poke it with my fingertips.

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

Transfer it to a baking sheet, folding it in half twice; match the top left corner to the centre of the pan.

Let the dough rest.

Preheat your oven to 375.

Copycat Pizzera Sauce I LisaGCooks.com

Prepare your sauce [5].

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

Grate your cheese.

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

When your oven is preheated, add the sauce to the dough, reserve a 1/2 inch around the border – full batch of sauce if you like it saucy to 1 cup sauce, if you don’t!

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

Top evenly with the mozzarella, then the parmesan.

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

Top evenly with the pepperoni – yes, all of it!!

Transfer to your oven and bake for 30 minutes.

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

Let the pizza rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

It’s soooo yummy!

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

Enjoy…

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

You earned it…

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

A healthy, homemade pepperoni pizza recipe with do-it-yourself pizza dough and pizza sauce; it costs about $6.00 to feed a hungry family of 4 🙂

 

The Ingredients:

Roma La Pizzeria Mild Pepperoni [6]

This is the brand I use. I throw half the pack in the freezer then the other half is enough for 2-3 pepperoni pizzas (I use half and half but were crazy pepperoni fans).

Again, I go with Great Value brand all the time;

Great Value Pizza Mozzarella Cheese [7]

At Walmart they always have “multi-saves” so I buy 2 of these cheese bars for $9.00 CAD…

Again… Canadian 🇨🇦

Great Value Original All-Purpose Flour [8]

and…

Fleischmann’s Quick Rise Instant Yeast [9]

I went into detail for my sauce recipe [5]:

Copycat Pizzera Sauce I LisaGCooks.com

Copycat Pizzeria Sauce [5]

it’s my favourite pizza sauce!!!

What I served with this pizza:

Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing I LisaGCooks.com

Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing I LisaGCooks.com

A green salad with my…

COPYCAT OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING [10]

 

Final Thoughts

That conversation with Jen happened around 9 years ago and it stuck with me.  More and more parents – not just mother’s have been tasked with what seems impossible.  When I look at recipes in cookbooks from 40 or 50 years ago – they were written when women didn’t work.  The man left the house around 8:00 after eating a hot breakfast, got to the office for 9:00 then was home at 5:30 where his loving wife had a martini waiting for him while dinner finished cooking.

This isn’t reality anymore.  I’m sure there are still stay-at-home parents; good for them…  can’t afford it!!!

I have no idea how single income families are surviving these day, just a regular trip to the grocery store is becoming harder and harder.

So with I promise I’ll keep my recipes humble and realistic.

We’re in this together.

I’ll post here when my YouTube channel is functioning… wish me luck 💙

other recipes you might like:

Pan Pizza with Fresh Herbs I LisaGCooks.com

Pan Pizza with Fresh Herbs [11]

 

Pan Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

 

Chicago-Style Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

Chicago-Style Pizza [13]

 

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Homemade Pepperoni Pizza I LisaGCooks.com

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza


  • Author: Lisa G Cooks [14]
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Large pizza 1x

Description

A healthy, homemade pepperoni pizza recipe with do-it-yourself pizza dough and pizza sauce; it costs about $6.00 to feed a hungry family of 4 🙂


Ingredients

Scale

1 Batch of Pizza Dough [4]

1 Batch Copycat Pizzeria Sauce [5]

2 Cups grated mozzarella 

12 tbsp grated Parmesan

175 g of your favourite pepperoni


Instructions

Prepare your dough [4]

Turn it out onto a floured counter, once it’s ready and shape/pull it into a rectangular shape – I poke it with my fingertips.

Transfer it to a baking sheet, folding it in half twice; match the top left corner to the centre of the pan.

Let the dough rest.

Preheat your oven to 375.

Prepare your sauce [5].

Grate your cheese.

When your oven is preheated, add the sauce to the dough, reserve a 1/2 inch around the border.

Top evenly with the mozzarella, then the parmesan.

Top evenly with the pepperoni – yes, all of it!!

Transfer to your oven and bake for 30 minutes.

Let the pizza rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

  1. Use all the sauce if you like it saucy or 1 cup if you don’t!
  2. It is a lot of pepperoni; feel free to go with less 🙂
  3. Feel free to go with store-bought dough but please try making your own dough too one day 🙂

 

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian

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