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Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza

prep time: 15 minutes

total time: 27 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

Imagine a pizza made with the freshest, premium-quality ingredients and served right from your oven. With one bite you'll understand why Italians make this cheesy, authentic pepperoni pizza at home.


  • 1 (12 inch) prepared pizza crust
  • ? cup pizza sauce
  • 3 very thin slices red onion, separated into rings
  • 1 yellow or green bell pepper (or half of each), cut crosswise into very thin rings
  • 3 ounces (¾ cup) Margherita® Sliced Pepperoni
  • 1 (8 ounce) package Italian blend shredded cheese
  • or shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 450°F. Place pizza crust on a large baking sheet. Spread sauce over crust; top with onion and pepper rings, pepperoni and cheese. Sprinkle pepper flakes over pizza if desired.
  2. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Cut into 8 wedges; top with basil if desired.