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Pepperoni and Sweet Pickle Pizza

Expand your pizza horizons with a pizza that's sweet, salty, and absolutely delicious!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: pepperoni, pickle pizza, red sauce, sweet pickles
Makes: 1 (12- to 14-inch) pizza
Cost: $10


  • Rolling pin (optional)
  • Large rimmed baking sheet or baking stone/steel
  • Pizza peel (optional)


  • 1 (14- to 16-ounce) ball pizza dough
  • ⅔ to ¾ cup New York Style Pizza Sauce (or your favorite store-bought sauce)
  • 3 to 4 ounces low-moisture mozzarella cheese, grated (¾ to 1 cup)
  • 24 slices pepperoni (about half of a 6-ounce package)
  • ½ to 1 cup bread-and-butter pickle chips


  • Preheat the oven to 500°F (if using a baking sheet) or as high as it will go (if using a baking stone/steel; place the stone/steel in the bottom third of the oven before you start preheating). Let the oven preheat for at least 30 minutes. Then, if you’re using a baking stone or steel, switch the oven to Broil on high.
  • Stretch or roll out your dough to a 12- to 14-inch circle, then transfer it to an oiled or parchment-lined baking sheet or a lightly floured pizza peel (if using a baking stone/steel).
  • Spoon the sauce onto the dough and spread it out evenly, leaving a ½-inch border all around. Top with half of the cheese, then the pepperoni and pickles. Finish with the remaining cheese.
  • Transfer the pizza to the oven and bake until the crust is golden and the cheese has browned in spots—8 to 10 minutes on the baking sheet, 6 to 8 minutes on the baking stone/steel.
  • Remove the pizza from the oven. Let it cool for a few minutes, then slice and serve.