This Pepperoni Pizza with Cherry Tomatoes is made with pizza dough, marinara sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, and cherry tomatoes.
This will forever be my favorite pizza dough to make from scratch. It is SO easy, you won’t believe you made it. Not to mention pepperoni pizza is my absolute favorite pizza.
What is the best drink to pair with this pizza?
You can never go wrong with beer and pizza!
How to make Pepperoni Pizza with Cherry Tomatoes
For the dough, add ingredients in a bowl and with a wooden spoon, stir until combined. Use cling wrap to wrap the bowl and let the dough rise for 2 hours.
(Skip this part if you bought marinara sauce) Blend the whole plum tomatoes into a puree with a blender or a food processor. You could buy tomato puree but I feel it tastes better this way! With a deep pan, turn the heat on medium high. Once the pan is hot, throw in the olive oil and garlic for 3 minutes. Pour in the tomato puree, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes and let it sit for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the basil and stir. This is your marinara sauce!
Preheat the oven to 450 F. When the dough is ready, cut in half and cling wrap one half to keep for another time. Add flour on the counter and flatten the other dough out with a roller. Make sure to put flour on your hands and on the roller to keep the dough from sticking! Spray a baking sheet with non stick spray. Add the pizza on it.
With a spoon, add the marinara on the pizza. Slice the mozzarella and add about 5 slices or more if needed. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and add as well. Finally add the pepperoni. Put in the oven for about 15 minutes. Feel free to broil for 1-2 minutes extra if you want it to be more brown.
After the pizza is done, add about 6 pieces of basil on it. The heat of the pizza will soften the basil leaves. Feel free to drizzle on olive oil and salt on it as well.