How to Make Pizza Dough – Pepperoni Pizza

Let’s make this pizza from scratch! First thing we need to do is make the sauce. We want it to sit for at least 30 minutes so that is tastes fabulous! Here is what you need:

1 – 6oz. can tomato paste
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 TBS fresh basil, chopped
1/2 TBS crushed oregano
1/2 TBS crushed Rosemary

Whisk all if the ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate the sauce for 1 hour so all the flavors meld together. Spread on your favorite pizza. Keep left over sauce in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Delicious!

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Now, let’s make the dough. You will need:

1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C
2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons white sugar

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine 2 cups bread flour, olive oil, salt, white sugar and the yeast mixture; stir well to combine. Don’t worry if the oil forms little balls in the flour. It will make no difference in your end result!
Beat well until a stiff dough has formed. Cover and rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.
Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface. Form dough into a round and roll out into a pizza crust shape. Place on a pizza pan forming a thick edge.

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Now let’s assemble our pie!
1 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni
2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
2 TBS shredded Parmesan cheese

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Slather the pizza dough with sauce, leaving a 1/4 inch border. We like a lot of sauce on ours. Add sliced pepperoni to the sauce and cover with a generous amount of shredded Mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with the shredded Parmesan.

Place the pizza in the oven and bake for about 12 to 15 minutes, until crust is golden brown and cheese has melted completely.

Remove from oven and slice. Serve and enjoy!

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • February 27, 2011


    Did you use a pizza stone to bake the pizza? I tried baking pizza before and it was horrible! I even purchased pizza dough from trader joe’s and use a pizza stone. The pizza was still bad. Not sure what i’m doing wrong

  • March 1, 2011


    Hi Jesse!
    I do not use a pizza stone when I make pizza. I don’t have one. Maybe your oven is not heating enough? You have to have a really hot oven to make pizza. This is the only thing I can think of. Thanks so much for coming by!

  • April 12, 2011


    Hi chef you doing good job,, i liked the pizza sauce,,i have a small pizza shop and i wonder how do i make a bigger amount of pizza sauce,,, than you

  • April 19, 2011


    Hi Marwan!
    Go ahead and make as many batches of this as you want. It mixes well and will keep fine. Thanks for coming by!
    Mary Ann

  • March 31, 2012


    it was delicios

  • April 4, 2012


    Great! Thanks for letting me know!
    Mary Ann

  • March 30, 2013


    How much servings does this recipe make… Only 1 pizza right?

  • March 30, 2013


    Hi Holly!
    Thank you for stopping by. Yes, this makes enough dough for one pizza. Take care!
    Mary Ann

  • April 16, 2013

    stella acosta

    thank you for sharing

  • April 18, 2013


    Hi Stella!
    Thank you for stopping by!I am happy this helps.
    Mary Ann

  • April 25, 2013

    Marnee McLean

    I found your web site when looking for a good, chewy, brownie recipe. They were absolutely wonderful. Now I am shopping today for ingredients for enchilada sauce and refrained, black beans. I can hardly wait to try these.
    I enjoy your easy style, especially your welcome that precedes all your videos. Makes me think that even I can cook! Thank you.

  • April 27, 2013


    Hi Marnee!
    Thank you for stopping by! I am very happy you find value here. I really appreciate your message!
    Mary Ann

  • August 23, 2013


    Hi,hope I can see the spices to buy in nigeria.thanks

  • August 25, 2013


    Hi Anthonia!
    I hope so too! Thank you for stopping by.
    Mary Ann