Pepperoni Pizza

Recipe by Ooni

Pepperoni Pizza Recipe by Ooni

The most frequently ordered pizza around the world, the Pepperoni is a true classic. The spicy sausage pairs perfectly with the creamy mozzarella and our tart, garlic-spiked pizza sauce. We always find this one to be a real crowd-pleaser!

Makes one 12"/16" pizza. 


  • 8.8/11.6oz (250/330g) classic pizza dough ball
  • 4 tbsp Classic Pizza Sauce
  • 2.5oz (70g) mozzarella cheese, torn into chunks
  • 8 slices of pepperoni sausage
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Prepare your pizza dough ahead of time. Our guide to making the perfect Classic Pizza Dough covers everything you need to know.

For the sauce for this pizza, we recommend preparing our easy Classic Pizza Sauce. With a hint of garlic, salt and basil, it's the ideal pizza sauce that will help to bring out the flavors in the other ingredients used here.

Fire up your Ooni pizza oven. Aim for 932˚ F (500˚ C) on the stone baking board inside. You can check the temperature inside your Ooni quickly and easily using an infrared thermometer.

Using a small amount of flour, dust your Ooni pizza peel. Stretch the pizza dough ball out to 12"x16" and lay it out on your pizza peel. Using a large spoon or ladle, spread the sauce evenly across the pizza base. Top with the pepperoni, then the mozzarella. 

Slide the pizza off the peel and into your Ooni pizza oven, making sure to rotate the pizza regularly.

Once cooked, remove the pizza from the oven. Sprinkle the pizza with some torn basil leaves and add the pepper. Serve straight away!