This sheet pan pizza recipe is so incredibly delicious and feeds a crowd, perfect for your next family dinner or get together!
Pizza has to be the most universally loved food, right? I can honestly say that I have never met someone who doesn’t like some form of pizza.
Me? Well, I’m no exception, I love pizza. I grew up in Chicago where we had deep dish, I went to graduate school in NY where I got to experience the big pieces of New York style pizza, and also in New York I got to have big square pizzas in the city (also known as Sicilian pizza). I now live in Milwaukee where we have thin, almost cracker-crispy thin crust, and my in-laws make the best wood-fired pizza. I do not discriminate, I love all kinds of pizza!
I forgot what show we were watching, but they were doing some feature on pizza and showed a square/rectangle pizza and my hubby said he had never had pizza like that. I immediately remembered the square pizzas I had had in the past.
The dough was soft and fluffy but had a nice crunch to the bottom of it with a nice bold olive oil flavor. It made me think of when I made tomato rosemary focaccia bread, I wanted it a little fluffier and topped with cheese, because, pizza!!
Whenever I’m working with dough, I immediately think of my favorite yeast brand: Red Star Yeast.
Their yeast is second to none. Their quick rise yeast is truly the best. It works quickly!
I have to admit: yeast dough kind of scares me. My father in law is baker extraordinaire, and makes bread every week for Sunday family dinners. My version of making yeast dough is more like when I made these slow cooker cinnamon rolls, which didn’t require much rising time. So I enlisted his help- mainly for him to set the timers and tell me to stay out of the kitchen lol.
The dough was surprisingly easy to make, and I absolutely LOVED how it all came together, and how easy it was to make!
Because you’re making it on a sheet pan, it makes it really perfect for feeding a crowd. Think pizza party, family dinners, friends over, all enjoying this amazing pizza you’ve just made, it’s a total winner.
I made homemade sauce for this, but you could certainly buy pre-made pizza sauce. What makes this pizza taste amazing is the crust. It’s got a crispy bottom from baking in an olive oil coated sheet pan and is soft on the inside because of the double rise times. You put a layer of cheese down directly on top of the dough and then sauce over the cheese to prevent the crust from getting soggy. You could make this with and without pepperoni, the only thing you want to make sure of is that if you are using pepperoni, you get the good natural casing kind!
Next time you’re feeding a crowd, be everyone’s favorite hostess by making this amazing sheet pan pizza!
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