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Family Fun Homemade Pepperoni Pizza

Updated on November 12, 2014

Making Homemade Pizza

Making homemade pizza with your family is something that the children can get into. Make this pizza for family night. Get ready to bake this comfort food with the help of all the family. That is where all the fun comes in. Children love to say, "I made that!"

We have made many pizzas with my daughter since she was a little girl. She loves mixing up the ingredients and kneading the dough. At times we cheated and bought a pizza dough mix, where you just add water and let it sit for 10 or more minutes in a warm place for the dough..

Of course there is the easy way to pop in the oven a Chicago Deep Dish Pizza.

Gino's East Deep Dish Pizzas

4 Lou Malnati's Chicago-style Deep Dish Pizzas (2 Sausage & 2 Pepperoni)
4 Lou Malnati's Chicago-style Deep Dish Pizzas (2 Sausage & 2 Pepperoni)

This Chicago favorite pizza will be perfect at your next party!


Pizza Dough Recipe


1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (105 to 115)

2 1/4 teaspoons (a 1/4-ounce envelope) active dry yeast

3 cups unbleached flour

1 1/4 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

Pizza Dough Rolled Out
Pizza Dough Rolled Out


1. Pour the water into a small bowl and sprinkle the yeast over it.

2. Let the mixture stand until it becomes slightly foamy, then stir it until the yeast dissolves.

3. In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture and the oil to the flour and stir until a soft dough forms.

4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Dust your hands with flour and knead the dough. Add a little more flour if the dough is too. Continue kneading until the dough is smooth and springs back when pinched, about 10 minutes.

5. Lightly oil the inside of a large bowl. Place the dough in the bowl and turn it over once so that the top and bottom will be coated with oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set it in a warm place until the dough doubles in volume, about 1 1/2 hours.

6. Once the dough has time to rise, flatten the dough with your fist. Knead it for a couple of minutes. Cut it in two and shape each piece into a ball.

7. Roll out each ball on a floured surface around 10 to 15 inches. Put the rolled out dough on a floured pizza pan or baking sheet and push a little with your hands till thee dough cover the edges of the pan. This dough recipe will make two round pizzas or one large pizza on a baking sheet.

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Pizza Toppings and Cooking Instructions - Don't Stop There, Add Your Own Toppings


2 Tbsp. Italian seasoning (or oregano)

1 big can tomato sauce

2- 3 cups mozzarella cheese (depending on taste)

1 package of Pepperoni (12 oz. or better)

Note: May substitute canned pizza sauce in place of seasoning and tomato sauce.


1. Cook the dough on the pans for 5 minutes in a pre-heated oven of 450 degrees F. This will give a more crispy pizza.

2. Take the pans out and divide the sauce, cheese and pepperoni into two (assuming you will be using the two pizza pans). First add the sauce evenly, then the mozzarella cheese and pepperoni to your taste.

3. Cook in the oven for approx. 20 minutes. Time may vary with different ovens.

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We have a square and round stone. We love it!

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Get started cooking Pizzas with these easy to follow recipes. This e-Book is not just about toppings! It will describe how to make different types of pizza dough. You will be surprised how easy it is to make your own dough and pizzas always taste better when you have made them yourself. If you prefer thin or thick crust then don't worry, because both types are described here.

How about experimenting with different types of sauces...then this will get you started.

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Thin or Thick Crust - What is Your Preference?

My husbands favorite is thin crust pizza. My daughter and myself prefer thick crust. Rolling out your own pizza dough is a little closer to the thin crust, though we have made thick crust on occasion.

Do you prefer thick or thin crust pizza?

Thick crust for sure, after all it is the crust.

Thick crust for sure, after all it is the crust.

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    • Tanya Jones 2 years ago from Texas USA

      This looks delish.

    • Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I love a thick crust like the ones at Pizza Hut or like my dad makes with his bread machine.

    Thin crust, after all it is the toppings.

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      • Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

        Thin for me :) Of course, the rest of my family prefers thick, so I rarely get thin.

      • GastroStu 6 years ago

        It's all about thin crust for me personally but I occasionally go chunky for a change. Good lens :)

      • tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

        Usually thin. It has to be REALLY good dough for me to enjoy thick crust!

      • ohcaroline 6 years ago

        Make mine thin,thanks.

      • LotusMalas 6 years ago

        Crunchy pizza with hot toppings - yum!

      • Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

        I'm all for St. Louis style pizza with the thin crust.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        Thin crust, absolutely.

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          aishu19 6 years ago

          The pizzas look yummy and this looks like a fun thing to make at home with the kids. Love the products too...especially the baby t-shirt :)

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          Lisa 6 years ago from Rhode Island

          this looks really yummy great lens

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          irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

          Pizzeria Amoroso is in Rome. Thin crust and lots of cheese

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          Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

          Great lens and love all your Zazzle designs.

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          tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

          Yum, who doesn't love pizza? And nice job on the zazzled right-hand column!

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          Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

          This just makes my mouth water! I love pizza! I will definitely be sharing your dough recipe with my husband. I think it is a little different than the one he uses and he loves to make homemade crust for our pizzas.

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          Senora M 5 years ago

          Sounds like a lot of fun and something we need to try!! YUM! Great lens! Blessed

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          Cheryl Paton 2 years ago from West Virginia

          Thanks for the recipe for making home made pizza dough. Pinned it so I can refer to it later.

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          Sharon 2 years ago from Philippines

          I only love to eat but don't know how to bake hi hi. I am also planning of enrolling in baking class this coming summer. Great hub!

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          Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          CherylsArt Thanks for the pin. It does taste better when it is all from scratch.

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          Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          cinderella14 Eating it is half the fun. Good that you will be taking a cooking class. That should be fun.

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          katiem2 2 years ago

          WOW this looks so delicious I can't wait to make this it has been a while since I attempted to make pizza myself at home and when I did I failed but this makes sense, great tutorial and recipe it clicks. I get it. Thanks for such a careful and well thought out pizza page.

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          Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          katiem2This is no fail pizza. :)

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          Susie Lehto 14 months ago from Minnesota

          Yum! You got me hungry for pizza with this hub, Sandy. I just might have to have some today. I'll cheat and throw a frozen one in the oven. I use to make home-made for the family dinners. - Have a nice weekend!

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          Sandy Mertens 14 months ago from Frozen Tundra

          Susie, Pizza is good anytime. Even if it is frozen pizza.

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