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Homemade Classic Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

Dive into the world of homemade pizzas with this classic pepperoni pizza recipe. Perfect for a family dinner or a get-together with friends, this recipe brings the irresistible combination of a crispy crust, tangy tomato sauce, melted mozzarella cheese, and spicy pepperoni. Garnished with fresh basil, this pizza promises a burst of flavors in every bite.


  • Pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
  • Tomato sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Pepperoni slices
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to its highest setting, ideally around 475°F (245°C).
  2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
  3. Transfer the dough to a pizza stone or a baking sheet.
  4. Spread tomato sauce over the base, leaving a small border for the crust.
  5. Sprinkle a generous amount of mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
  6. Arrange pepperoni slices on top of the cheese.
  7. Drizzle a bit of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and cheese is bubbly.
  9. Garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving.

Enjoy the simplicity of making this classic pepperoni pizza at home, bringing a slice of Italian pizzeria right into your kitchen!