Pepperoni Pizza

It’s not surprising that pepperoni pizza is the most popular pizza in the world. From the thin slices of crisp, spicy sausage to the delicate flavour of creamy mozzarella atop our tangy sauce, pepperoni pizza is a timeless favorite!

Serving: Makes 1 x 12"/16" pizza


  • 8.8 oz/11.6 oz (250 g/330 g) classic pizza dough ball
  • 4 tbsp classic pizza sauce
  • 2.5 oz (70 g) mozzarella cheese, broken into chunks
  • 8 slices of pepperoni
  • 3 or 4 fresh basil leaves
  • Pinch of freshly cracked black pepper
  • Flour for dusting


Step #1

Prepare your classic pizza dough and classic pizza sauce ahead of time.

Step #2

Preheat your Ooni pizza oven to 500˚C (932˚F). Use the Ooni Infrared Thermometer to check the temperature inside the oven.

Step #3

Sprinkle your Ooni pizza peel with a light dusting of flour. On a separate lightly floured surface, place the dough ball down and flatten with the palm of your hand. Press the dough gently with the tips of your fingers, working from the centre to the outer “crust”. Gently pick up the dough and stretch it out to your desired size (12” or 16”), allowing the weight of the dough to stretch it.

Step #4

Carefully lay the dough onto your Ooni pizza peel and shape it into a rough circle. Spread the classic pizza sauce evenly across the dough, leaving a 1 inch border for the crust. Top with slices of pepperoni and dot the surface of the pizza with chunks of mozzarella.

Step #5

Slide your dressed pizza off the peel and into your Ooni pizza oven. Cook the pizza, rotating frequently using the Ooni Turning Peel, until the cheese is melted and the crust is crisp with small charred bubbles. In your Ooni pizza oven, this only takes a few minutes!

Step #6

Remove the pizza from the oven and let cool for one minute to allow the cheese to firm up slightly. Sprinkle with torn leaves of basil and cracked black pepper to taste.