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Pepperoni Pizza With Roasted Red Pepper and Basil

Lodge Cast Iron | September 1, 2020

Ready to try our new Pizza Pan? Test Kitchen Kris says it's, "a real dream to work with." So what are you waiting for? Whip up this Pepperoni Pizza With Roasted Red Pepper and Basil using our Classic Pizza Dough recipe and you'll make enough for two pizza pies. Fancy different toppings? Swap out our suggestions with your favorites. 

Level
Intermediate
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
12-15 minutes per pizza
Serves
10-12
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Pepperoni Pizza With Roasted Red Pepper and Basil Recipe

Ingredients

Dough
  • Classic Pizza Dough recipe (makes 2 pizzas)
Sauce (enough for two pizzas)
  • 1 cup san marzano tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Toppings (enough for two pizzas)
  • ½ cup roasted red peppers
  • 2 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, broken into chunks

Directions

Sauce
  1. While the dough is rising, make the sauce. Use a blender or food processor to blend together tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, tomato paste, and salt. 
Pizza
  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. 
  2. Punch dough down and divide in half. Allow to rise for 10 additional minutes. Punch down again and spread one of the halves or roll it onto your pizza pan sprinkled with cornmeal. Drizzle the pizza dough with one tablespoon of olive oil.  
  3. Top with 1/3 cup of sauce leaving 1/2 inch around the crust. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella. Top with roasted red peppers, pepperoni, and fresh mozzarella. Bake for 12-15 minutes.* 
  4. Remove pizza to cutting board. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and top with 1 tablespoon chopped basil. Repeat for the second pizza. 

*Pro Tip: Check the second pizza after 10 minutes. The preheated cast iron will cook the pizza faster than traditional pans. 

Note:

  • Recipe makes two pizzas.
  • Replace any of the suggested toppings with toppings of your choice.
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