This One Dish Pepperoni Pizza recipe is probably the easiest pizza recipe you'll ever make. Those who are dough challenged need not worry. For this one-pot recipe, a batter is stirred right in the pan that the pizza is baked in before adding toppings. This method really works and it is absolutely delicious, making Friday night pizza night a whole lot easier!
One-pot meals make the cook's life so much easier. Nobody wants a mess in the kitchen at the end of the day. This pizza recipe doesn't have to be just for Friday night, it is actually a great recipe any night of the week!
At the end of the week, I always loved to have pizza for the family. It used to mean picking up a pizza on the way home, letting the kids pick a movie, and relax the rest of the evening without needing to clean up a mess.
This recipe turns out to be the best solution to saving money and minimizing mess in the kitchen. I was very skeptical when I first tried this recipe because I thought there was no way this would work. But, it does! This recipe is an easy solution for busy moms all over.
Yeast: I always buy my yeast in bulk and store it in the freezer. Many will use individual packets and those work also.
Flour: Often times I use bread flour because that is what I keep on hand for the most part. But, for this recipe, I did use all-purpose flour. Either will work.
Sugar: I don't recommend skipping this. Sugar feeds the yeast and helps to soften the dough.
Pizza or Pasta Sauce: There is a difference, but my choice is this Homemade Pasta Sauce. I always have this on hand.
Pizza Toppings: My family loves pepperoni topping, however, the world is your oyster here. Use whatever toppings you want. I just recommend you don't go overboard.
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When you read this recipe, you might think there is a mistake when you read it. Just to be sure you are aware, below are important instructions on making this one dish pizza recipe.
- There is NO preheating of the oven.
- The pizza is assembled, and placed in the cold oven.
- The temperature is set at 350.
- The timer at 30 minutes. You should have what you see in my photos as the end result.
This Pepperoni Pizza recipe is so versatile and you could make this several different flavors. Below are some ideas on mixing this up!
- Add some flavor to the dough. Stir in a teaspoon of Italian seasoning and a teaspoon of garlic powder with the flour. Then proceed with mixing the dough.
- Top the pizza with any leftovers or veggies you have in the fridge. Leftover cooked potatoes or leftover veggies. I have put glazed carrots on top and it was SUPER delish!
- Any leftover meats in the fridge work as a topping in place of pepperoni. Italian sausage, chicken, burgers. Just break or dice it up and add it to the top.
- Condiments make great toppings as well. Sliced green or black olives, diced pickles, and pickled peppers are a few ideas you might enjoy.
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One Dish Pepperoni PIzza
For the batter
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 packages Fleischman's Rapid Rise Yeast
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup very warm water
for the topping
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- 1 ½ cups part-skim mozzarella cheese shredded
- 2 oz pepperoni
- 2 tablespoons black olives sliced
- 2 tablespoons slivered spiced pickled peppers
- Mix the batter ingredients in a pre-sprayed 9-½-inch deep dish pie plate. Spread pizza sauce evenly over batter.
- Top dough with pepperoni slices. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with olives and medium hot pepper slices.
- Bake by placing in a cold oven; set the temperature to 350 degrees F.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until done.