Sheet Pan Pizza

What You Need:

-All-Purpose Flour -Water -Salt -Instant Dry Yeast -Cornmeal -Olive Oil -Black Pepper -Italian Seasoning -Red Pepper   Flakes

-Jar Pizza Sauce -Mozzarella -Parmesan  -Pepperoni Slices -Pickled  Jalapeños -Honey


Combine all-purpose flour, water, salt, and instant yeast in a large bowl. Stir until just combined and no streaks of flour remain. Drizzle olive oil around the sides of the bowl, and lift the dough with your hands to make sure the bottom is also coated. Cover the bowl and let it ferment in a warm, dry place for 2 hours or in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. 

Make Dough


After the first ferment, the dough should roughly double in size and appear bubbly, wet, and very fluffy. Scrape the dough off the sides of the bowl with your hands, turning it over a few times to form a ball. Let it rest in the bowl for about 5 minutes to prevent the dough from tearing. Brush the bottom and sides of the sheet pan with olive oil and sprinkle cornmeal evenly on the bottom.

Turn Dough


Coat the ball of pizza dough with olive oil and flip it out of the bowl onto the prepared sheet tray. Gently press down the center of the dough and push it outward toward each corner of the pan. Let the dough rest again, uncovered, until it spreads to fill the sheet pan completely (about 30-45 minutes). Preheat the oven to 425℉.

Add Dough To Pan


Bake the crust for 25 minutes, or until the surface of the bread is lightly golden brown and has developed a still-tender, but firm crust. When pressed lightly, the center of the crust should spring back and should look and feel fully cooked – not squish and soft.

Bake Crust


Top the fully-baked pizza crust evenly from edge-to-edge with prepared pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, shredded or grated parmesan cheese, pepperoni slices, pickled jalapeños, and if desired, another pinch of salt, pepper, and other seasonings.

Add Toppings


Bake the pizza for another 10-15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and started to brown. Remove the pizza from the oven and drizzle the entire surface lightly with honey. Let it cool for about 5 minutes, and slice the pizza into squares. 

Bake Pizza

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