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SANDRA'S HOMEMADE PEPPERONI PIZZA and TWISTY BREADSTICKS

This is a traditional 
All-American version...
(Click here for: Sandra's Homemade Pizza Dough)


--(This recipe makes 2 medium pizzas, although we’ll just be making one, and using the other ½ of the dough to make breadsticks-See below)--

Sauce Prep. and
Baking Pizza: 35 minutes total

***Sauce:
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup yellow onion, diced
¼ cup red bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (14.5 oz. cans) Italian diced tomatoes, drained and chopped
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Pinch of kosher salt
Pinch of freshly ground pepper
½ teaspoon Italian herb seasoning blend
1 teaspoon honey

***Toppings:
¼ package of pepperoni slices
½ can of sliced olives
2 cups mozzarella cheese

--Garnish with fresh chopped basil

METHOD

Preheat oven to 475 degrees, and set rack to a low position in your oven. Prepare pizza pan by brushing it with olive oil, then sprinkling it with cornmeal, and set aside.

Roll out pizza dough into a round, slightly larger than pizza pan. Place rolled-out pizza dough onto pizza pan, and fold under edges to form a lip; brush all over with olive oil, and par-bake for 5 minutes, remove and set aside.



Meanwhile, heat a large skillet to medium-high head, and add the olive oil, onion and bell pepper, and saute until onions are translucent. Add the garlic and continue sautéing for 30 more seconds. Add the remaining ingredients, and bring to boiling point, and then reduce heat and let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until sauce reduces and thickens. Place the sauce on the par-baked pizza crust, and continue baking for 15 minutes, until crust and cheese are lightly golden.


***Breadsticks

Meanwhile, begin forming breadsticks:
(Click here for recipe: Twisty Breadsticks - Homemade)




1 comment:

sandra said...

Fresh out of the oven today, and both are absolutely delicious!!!

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