While it’s easy to pick up the phone and order your favorite pizza (trust me, I have a pizzeria that’s far too close for comfort in my neighborhood), homemade is always better and pizza is no exception.
I usually go one way or the other - plain cheese or all the toppings I can manage to layer onto a single pizza. This pizza is perfect for when you’re feeling indulgent. It has everything - sausage, pepperoni, green pepper, black olives, cheese. Lots and lots of creamy mozzarella and salty parmesan. Craving pizza yet? Us too.
The Test Kitchen used the Hamilton Beach® Breadmaker to make homemade pizza dough for the crust. Roll out your dough and start layering toppings aplenty. We spread pizza sauce thinly over the dough and sprinkled with a little pizza seasoning. Then top with the good stuff - hot Italian sausage, pepperoni, onion, peppers, olives and banana peppers (a pizza must-have in my house). Cover your pie with shredded mozzarella and some grated parmesan cheese and bake.
We baked our supreme pizza on a pre-heated pizza stone (but a sheet pan or directly on the oven rack would work, too) for about 15-17 mins at 475 degrees.
When the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbling, you’re done impatiently waiting and ready to slice. The homemade crust holds up well to the generously scattered toppings and you get a little bit of everything in each and every bite. The slightly sweet pizza sauce and onions pair well with the hot banana peppers and Italian sausage. It’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and a lot of deliciousness. Next time you think about calling for takeout or delivery, save yourself the delivery fee and gas and start practicing your dough tossing skills.