Pizza Week: Pepperoni, Onion, and Kalamata Olive
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
If you're craving a saltier pizza then this is your bet! Spicy pepperoni, crunchy red onion, and briny kalamata olives make the most perfect combination I think for a pizza. To balance out flavors, sweetness from the tomato sauce and basil. This was seriously good
Pepperoni, Onion, and Kalamata Olive Pizza
1 store-bought pizza dough
1/4 cup marinara or tomato sauce (to taste)
very thinly sliced pepperoni
about 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
sliced red onion
kalamata olives (pitted), left whole or sliced if desired
1 Tbsp fresh basil, chiffonade or torn
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare your pizza stone if using or spray/parchment paper a baking sheet or two.
Stretch out your pizza dough into one large or 4 smaller disks (or desired shape). Spread the sauce, top with pepperoni, then the cheese, then the onion, olives and basil on top. Bake in oven about 10 minutes, or until crust is golden and top is melted and bubbly. Let stand 1 minute before slicing.