12. Two 12-inch Good and Easy Pepperoni Pizzas
I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love to eat a pizza for dinner, do you?
We all deserve to enjoy a treat now and then and this homemade pizza is a great way to end a long day.
Plus, you’ll feel much better eating this pizza knowing you made the dough and sauce yourself.
Feel free to add your favorite toppings, toss a salad and you’re good to go!
1/4 ounce active dry yeast (1 package is approximately 2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/2 cups flour (stir to remove any lumps)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (equals 1/4 cup)
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4-1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 ounces pepperoni, sliced (equals 1 cup)
8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (equals 2 cups)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees (400 degrees if using Pyrex pizza pans).
Dissolve yeast in warm water.
Stir in remaining dough ingredients: beat vigorously, about 20 strokes.
Allow dough to rest about 5 minutes while preparing sauce.
Mix sauce ingredients;
Divide dough in half.
On lightly greased baking pans, pat/press each half into 12 inch circles.
Use floured finger tips when pressing dough into circles.
Spread sauce on each circle.
Arrange pepperoni on top and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until crust is brown and topping is hot and bubbly.
Makes 2 pizzas.
To freeze and bake later: double wrap and freeze assembled pizza (without baking) on the pizza pan ~ bake frozen pizza at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.