Pizzeria Style Pepperoni Pizza

Haven't you always wanted to know what it takes to get your homemade pizza tasting just like the pizza you ordered from your closest pizzeria?  
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 1201kcal
Author Julie Wampler


For the crust:

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 1/3 cup ice water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal

For the topping:

  • 1 cup of your favorite marinara sauce, homemade or store-bought
  • 2 cups shredded whole-milk mozzarella cheese
  • slices Pepperoni


  • To make the dough, combine the flour, sugar, and yeast in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Pulse to combine.
  • With the machine running, add the ice water through the feed tube and process until the dough is combined everything is incorporated, about 10 seconds. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
  • Add the salt and vegetable oil and process until the dough forms a smooth, tacky ball that doesn't stick to the sides of the bowl anymore. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead for 1 minute on a lightly oiled or floured work surface then transfer it to a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 24 hours or up to 3 days. (AFTER the refrigeration process, the dough can be wrapped tightly in plastic wrap, put in a freezer bag, and frozen for later use.)
  • hour before making the pizza, preheat oven to 500 degrees and adjust the oven rack to the 2nd highest position. Place your baking stone on top.
  • Remove the pizza dough from the fridge and divide in half. If you plan on freezing the other half of your dough for later use, this is the time to do it.
  • Form your dough into ball and lightly oil it. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
  • Transfer your dough to a floured work space and flatten to an 8-inch disc. Using your hands, gently stretch the dough to a 12-inch circle. You may need your rolling pin at this time to help you get the crust thin.
  • Take the cornmeal and spread it over a pizza peel then place your pizza dough on top. Gently stretch it to 13-inches. Start layering your toppings, leaving a 1-inch border from the edge: marinara sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni.
  • Carefully transfer the pizza onto the pizza stone and bake for 10-12 minutes until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly and melted.
  • Let cool for about 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Source: Cook's Illustrated
Nutrition Facts
Pizzeria Style Pepperoni Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 1201 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Carbohydrates 155g52%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 53g106%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 1201kcal | Carbohydrates: 155g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 37g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g