Delicious Homemade Pepperoni Prosciutto Pizza is easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of “rise time”! Pizza!! There is nothing better than ooey, gooey good Homemade Pepperoni Prosciutto Pizza. Pizza is a universal favourite and oh so much better when it’s homemade! This is one of my all time favourite recipes. I have had plenty of practice creating this recipe as it is also one of my favourite foods to eat! With that in mind, I think I am safe in saying that this recipe for Homemade Proscuitto Pizza had been perfected, right down to the Pizza Sauce http://funeasyamazingrecipes.com/homemade-pizza-sauce/. I have prepared this pizza many many times over the years and to many different audiences.
One of the great things about this recipe is that there is not a lot of “rise” time required. If you’re anything like me, I don’t want to wait for hours, sometimes days, for the dough to rise. When I want pizza, I WANT pizza! I have some across some pizza dough recipes which require days of rise time! How crazy is that? While that may make for a phenomenal pizza crust, I am a little too impatient for that. It will make you happy to know that start to finish, this recipe for Homemade Pepperoni Prosciutto Pizza will take approximately 2 hours to complete. And by complete, I mean sitting and chowing down on awesome Homemade Pepperoni Prosciutto Pizza! You will reap the rewards of the little extra time you invested when you taste the supreme pizza flavour that is really difficult to replicate with a bought pizza. I am very picky about pizza which is really why this recipe came to be. It is difficult to find a place around my area that serves up pizza worthy of paying money for. I finally gave up and decided that with just a little effort, I could enjoy the best pizza preparing it myself. I am pleased to say that I would purchase this pizza if I weren’t making it myself. Yes, it’s that good!
In case you hadn’t already noticed, I’ve added fresh mushrooms to the Homemade Pepperoni Prosciutto Pizza pictured here. It is just personal preference and if you’re not a mushroom fan, then by all means leave them out or replace them with something that tickles your fancy! Perhaps you would prefer onions or green pepper or both! It’s all good and will taste great with the pepperoni and prosciutto. It is so easy to make and you can freeze the leftover homemade pizza sauce until you decide to make this recipe again!
Here is a little tip that I picked up which I am going to share with you. Once the pizza is done, take it off of the pizza pan onto a wire baking rack so that it doesn’t get soggy from the steam. Brilliant, right? I can’t take credit but I am glad that I read that somewhere along the way. Who wants to eat soggy pizza? I like to add fresh herbs to my pizza as well but you don’t have to if that doesn’t sound appealing to you. In case you’re game to try it, I like to use a mix of fresh basil, oregano and rosemary for my pizza. I also like to sprinkle garlic powder on top of the assembled pizza. It just gives it an extra awesome kick of flavour. Try it if you dare!
- 3 1/2 Cups Bread Flour, divided You could use all purpose flour as well, I just found that bread flour gave it a little extra something!
- 1 Pkg (2 tsp.) Instant Yeast
- 1 1/2 Cups Warm Water, divided
- 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Tsp Salt
- 2 Tsp Sugar
- 2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella or Italian Cheese Mix I would say that this is a guideline, really. If you want to load on more cheese, then by all means do so, it won't make any difference to the taste!
- 1 Bag Pepperoni Rounds
- 1 Package Prosciutto
- 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
The easiest way to make the dough is using a stand mixer if you have one. If you don't, that's fine too. It will just require a bit more elbow grease! So, if you do have a stand mixer, combine the yeast, sugar and 1/2 cup warm water. Whisk together until the yeast is dissolved. If you don't have a stand mixer, do this in a large bowl. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes. The yeast will start to bubble up which is what it should do! Once the 5 minutes are up and the yeast is bubbly looking, add in 1 cup warm water, olive oil and salt. Using the whisk attachment on the stand mixer, set it on low speed and slowly add in 1 3/4 cups of the bread flour and mix this until it's combined. You can whisk this step by hand if you don't have a stand mixer. You want to remove the whisk attachment from the stand mixer and use the hook attachment at this point. Slowly add in the remaining bread flour, then you want to knead the mixture either using the stand mixer on medium-low speed or by hand (this is where the elbow grease comes in!) for about 5-7 minutes. Don't cheat on the time you do this for. It is a very important step to making a good pizza dough. If you find that the dough is too sticky, you can add more flour to it as needed. You ultimately want the dough to be nice and smooth and elastic. Once you've decided that you've got the perfect pizza dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow it to sit in a warm spot until it's doubled in size, which will likely take about 1 1/2 hours. Now you are ready to assemble the pizza. This is really the exciting part to me as I know that I'm getting closer to enjoying my pizza masterpiece! So, anyways, this recipe will make 2 pizzas in a regular sized pizza pan. I spray the pans with Pam first and then evenly split the dough into 2 balls. Spread out onto the pans until evenly distributed. At this point, you should turn the oven on to 425 so that it will be all ready to go when you're done the prep. Be sure to include a border around the outside. This helps to hold all of the cheesy goodness inside. You are now ready to top the dough with pizza sauce. I mentioned earlier that I have a great recipe for homemade pizza sauce and I have included the link to this recipe at the top of the page. The next step is to add the Italian seasoning evenly over both pizzas. Next comes the shredded cheese. Again, this should be evenly divided between the 2 pizzas. I like to put the pepperoni and prosciutto on top of the cheese as this allows it to get a little crunchy in the oven. You can put the meat on before the cheese if you prefer. Once you have done this, evenly sprinkle on the garlic powder and put those babies in the oven! If your oven is not big enough for the 2 pizzas to be on the same rack, then I will change the position of the pizzas about halfway through so that they are evenly cooked. I check the bottom of the pizza to ensure that it's nice and brown all the way through. Once that happens, they are ready to come out of the oven and it's time to eat!