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Pillsbury Pepperoni Pan Pizza

There is nothing better than a slice of ooey gooey cheesy pizza. Cheese must be oozing and runny all down the sides of the pizza. My personal favorite is pepperoni toasted to perfection on top with extra ooey goodness mozzarella cheese please. This is a simple quick, and easy personal pan pizza that can be ready in 18 minutes using Pillsbury pizza crust dough.

What I love about recipes is you are the innovator. You create what you desire to eat and make it your own. When you don't have time to prep and make the pizza dough, the Pillsbury Dough boy to the rescue. Just pull out the Pillsbury pizza dough and time is truly on your side. Toss the pizza dough in the oven at 400 °F for 8 minutes to pre-cook the dough. Top with your favorite pizza sauce whether it is a jarred sauce or homemade marinara sauce the choice is yours. Last but certainly not least the cheese and the meat. This part of the cooking truly places you in the driver seat to flavor town. Mozzarella, fontina Pepperoni, sausage, veggies, chicken, black olives, prosciutto, the list goes on and on.

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Quick Tips

  1. To keep fresh herbs from drying out before you use it up. Place olive oil in an ice tray add mince garlic and fresh basil. Freeze into ice cubes. place the cubes in a freezer bag to add to any dish.

  2. Add garlic powder, dry basil, dry oregano, a bay leaf, and a pinch of sugar to jarred marinara sauce to enhance the flavor.

  3. Cut the pizza dough in half and make a personal pan pizza.

  4. All three of these great tips truly enhances the pizza crust flavor.

Ingredients Pillsbury Pan Pepperoni Pizza

1 can Pillsbury Pizza Crust

1 bag pepperoni

1 cup mozzarella cheese

1 cup Monterey jack cheese

Marinara Sauce

1 can tomato sauce

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp basil

1/2 tsp dry parsley

1 tsp oregano

2 bay leaves

2 garlic cloves

1/2 tsp sugar

Let's Cook!

  • Preheat oven to 400°F

  • Pop open the Pillsbury Pizza crust. Shape the pizza dough to a square or round shape.

  • Place the dough on the pizza pan and begin kneading the dough just to improve the texture. This process is optional since, it should be ready to shape and bake straight out of the package.

  • Brush a mixture of olive oil, minced garlic, and fresh basil on both sides of the dough. *You can use the quick tips ice cubes for this step

  • In a small sauce pan add the tomato sauce, oregano, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, minced garlic, dry parsley, and bay leaves.

  • Simmer over medium high heat for 20 minutes.

  • Place the pizza dough in oven for 8 minutes to pre-cook.

  • Take the dough out of the oven and place in buttered cast iron pan. Spoon on the marinara sauce and a layer of cheese. Top with pepperoni and basil, add another layer of mozzarella and Monterey jack cheese.

  • Final layer of pepperoni and sprinkle parsley. Make sure you add cheese on the crust to deliver that crispy edge.

  • Place the pizza in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes on until golden crisp edges. Allow to cool 10 minutes. Slice and serve. Thanks Pillsbury dough boy!

Bon Appetit, ENJOY!

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Debra Johnson | Food Blogger
Hi, I'm Debra

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