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.

1 comment:

Janet File said...

This is quick fix for pizza lovers out there and it keeps the delicious authenticity of Italian dishes! But if you aren't in a hurry, you could make your own dough and mix some herbs in there for a unique touch!