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Pepperoni pizza on a cutting board cut into slices

The Perfect Homemade Pizza Recipe

This homemade pizza recipe is super satisfying. Classic pepperoni, red sauce, and cheese never gets old, but feel free to customize it as you wish!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword homemade pizza, pizza recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 204kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


  • 1/2 pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup ranch or marinara sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella or pizza blend cheese
  • 8 oz pepperoni
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp corn meal
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  • Grease the baking sheet with olive oil. Sprinkle it with cornmeal and set the pan aside. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
    cornmeal on a sheet pan
  • Cut the dough in half and roll each one into your preferred pizza shape.
    pizza dough on a cutting floured cutting board
  • Spread the ranch dressing or marinara sauce (whichever you prefer) over the dough. Sprinkle on the shredded cheese.
    Ranch being spread on rolled out dough that is laying on the baking pan, with 2 bowls besides the pan, one with cheese other with pepperoni \
  • Distribute the pepperoni evenly over the top of the pizza and toss a little more cheese on top. Sprinkle the crust with sesame seeds.
    Pizza on a baking pan with a little bowl of sesame seeds besides the pizza
  • Bake the pizza in the oven for about 12 minutes or until it's golden brown. Serve immediately and enjoy!
    Pepperoni pizza on a cutting board cut into slices


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg