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Pepperoni Pizza

My husband worked in Chicago-area pizza restaurants throughout high school and college. He says pizza is a work of art, and his are beautiful. Our girls prefer Daddy’s pizza to ordering out! —Julie Host, Polk City, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
  • Makes
    8 slices

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water (70° to 80°)
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 1 cup meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons sugar, optional
  • 1 package (8 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

Directions

  • In bread machine pan, place the first eight ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1-2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  • When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 14-in. circle. Sprinkle a greased 14-in. pizza pan with cornmeal. Transfer dough to prepared pan.
  • Combine spaghetti sauce and sugar if desired; spread over dough. Top with the pepperoni, tomatoes, onion, cheeses and Italian seasoning.
  • Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
Test Kitchen Tip
  • Feel free to use your favorite pizza sauce in place of the meatless spaghetti sauce.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 slice: 540 calories, 27g fat (12g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 1319mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.

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    • Jellybug
      Oct 11, 2018

      We are pizza lovers and this recipe is a keeper.

    • momof29
      Feb 16, 2012

      No comment left

    • scrapo
      Sep 11, 2011

      So Yummy! Def. will make again - tasted very much like a chicago pizza. For the crust I did use 2 cup bread flour & 1 cup whole wheat flour. Used homemade pizza sauce (recipe on taste of home) @ 1 1/4 cups and added green peppers. So so so good!

    • prate91
      Jul 13, 2011

      I didn't make the whole recipe, just the crust to use with my toppings. My family loved it!!

    • Joan a Rehome
      Mar 20, 2011

      I tried it will mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, pepperoni and as the original recipe it was great!!!

    • Joan a Rehome
      Mar 20, 2011

      Best pizza we ever had.