Classic Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

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Pepperoni is another word for air-dried spicy salami, and it's the perfect bite of flavor on top of fresh mozzarella cheese and a simple tomato sauce. We like to use traditional-style pepperoni found in the deli section of our food market. This pizza recipe is a classic that we make for our backyard pizza nights!

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Classic Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

Classic Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

Yield: 4 to 6 slices
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This classic pepperoni pizza is topped with fresh mozzarella cheese, a simple tomato sauce, and traditional style thin-cut pepperoni slices.


  • 1 24 oz Whole Tomatoes, drained
  • A pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 prepared dough ball
  • 00 Italian flour
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh mozzarella ball
  • Traditional style pepperoni


  1. Make the sauce by adding the tomatoes and salt to a food processor. Process until just combined.
  2. Prepare your dough onto a flat floured surface, then spread a few tablespoons of the sauce into the middle of the dough. Work your way out moving the sauce to the edges, leaving only about 1/4 of an inch.
  3. Drain fresh mozzarella from its water and place it on a paper towel for 30 minutes to continue draining the excess water.
  4. Add the mozzarella to the pizza, then top it with pepperoni.
  5. Place in your Ooni Pizza Oven and enjoy!


*Cook time is based on using an Ooni Pizza Oven!

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