Pepperoni is a cured sausage similar to the spicy salamis of Italy. Pepperoni Sausage is an American variety of salami usually made from cured pork or beef. American style pizzerias mostly make pizzas using this pepperoni. The main differences are that pepperoni has finer grain, is usually softer and is produced with an artificial casing.

For Pizza Bread Base:
All-purpose flour/ Maida-3 ½ cups
Dry yeast-2 teaspoons
Lukewarm water-1cup
Salt-1 teaspoons
Sugar-2 teaspoons
Olive oil-3 tablespoons

For Pepperoni Topping: (For 2-3 Pizzas)

Pizza Sauce - 6 tablespoons
Pepperoni Sausage, thinly sliced- 200 grams (30 slices )
Mozerella cheese (grated)- 200 grams/ approximately 1cup


Pizza Bread Base:

  • In a bowl take the lukewarm water and add  sugar. Then sprinkle the yeast and allow fermenting for 8-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a large bowl mix flour, salt and 1 tablespoon of olive oil by hand.
  • Then add the yeast and milk little by little to make a sticky dough.
  • Then transfer the dough to a floured surface; knead and massage the dough for 5mts to make like chapatti dough.
  • Transfer the dough to the greased bowl cover; keep for 2 hrs to ferment and rise in a warm place.
  • After 2 hrs the dough would have doubled its size. Knock down the dough by punching the dough.
  • Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • Punch the dough and cut the dough using knife into equal 3parts.
Pepperoni Pizza:
  • Slice the sausage into thin slices.
  • Transfer the dough into a floured surface and stretch the dough using hand into a circle or a rectangular shape as you wish with little raised edges.
  • Prick the base with skewer/fork. Now brush the base with olive oil.
  • In pizza base apply a two tablespoons full of pizza sauce and spread evenly around the pizza leaving a centimeter at the edge of the pizza.
  • Keep the grated cheese around the pizza and arrange the pepperoni slices evenly on top of that.
  • Preheat the oven to 180oC. Transfer the pizza to baking tray or pizza pan and bake till the cheese is melted and the base becomes crisp.

  • Note: If you feel the dough is too dry add little more milk. If it becomes watery dough add some more flour and knead well.
  • Keep the filling as you wish. You can add chopped onions, jalapenos or capsicum as well.