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Spicy Pepperoni & Sweet Pepper Pizza Recipe Is Perfect for a Crowd

This variation will seriously upgrade your pizza night. Bake it in a sheet pan with a homemade marinara sauce!

Who’s ready for pizza night? Enjoy a slice of happiness with this pepperoni & sweet pepper pizza recipe. We love sharing new pie variations and this one combines spicy pepperoni slices and mini sweet peppers layered over gooey mozzarella cheese. And the best part? we’re sharing our favorite homemade marinara sauce using crushed tomatoes, garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes. Because everything takes better made from scratch. This sauce takes only 30 minutes to make and can fill two pies, so double the fixings for a crowd or save the extra for another time.

And you can skip the messy kitchen with this pepperoni & sweet pepper pizza recipe; everything bakes in a baking sheet! Remember to stretch the dough along the edges of the pan and prick with a fork to release steam. Do you love pizza? We have more fun recipes to try including Pizza Toast and Dessert Pizza.

Yields

4 servings

Total Time

Prep Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs. oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 (16 oz.) pkg. refrigerated pizza dough, at room temp.
  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella
  • 4 mini sweet peppers, sliced crosswise
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ⅓ cup sliced pepperoni
  • Fresh oregano (optional)

Instructions

In pot, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add garlic; cook 30 sec. Add tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper flakes. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, until flavors blend, 30 min. Transfer to bowl; cool.

Place oven racks in lower third and center of oven. Heat oven to 450°F. Coat 15¼"x 10¼" rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Stretch dough to fit baking sheet; prick dough with fork. Bake on lower oven rack until golden, 6–7 min.

Spread crust with ¾ cup sauce. Top with 1 cup cheese, peppers, onion, pepperoni, then remaining cheese. Bake on center rack until baked through, 12–15 min. If desired, top with fresh oregano.

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