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Cup N’ Crisp Wood-Fired Spicy Tailgate Neapolitan Pizza

Cup N’ Crisp Wood-Fired Spicy Tailgate Neapolitan Pizza

Cup N’ Crisp Wood-Fired Spicy Tailgate Neapolitan Pizza


SERVINGS: 4 servings

PREP TIME: 20 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes


  • ¼ cup crushed canned tomatoes such as San Marzano, seasoned with salt, divided
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella, divided
  • ½ pound cooked bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 (5-ounce) package HORMEL® Pepperoni Cup N' Crisp, divided
  • Sliced jalapeno peppers

Neapolitan Pizza Dough
Makes 2 dough balls
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 13 hours
  • 2 cups ‘00’ pizza flour or bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon instant yeast
  • ¾ cup warm water


1. Preheat pizza oven according to manufacturer’s instructions. Let pizza stone heat to 800°F, about 20 minutes.

2. On lightly floured surface, roll out 1 pizza dough ball into a 10 to 12-inch round. Transfer dough to floured metal pizza peel. Spread 2 tablespoons crushed tomatoes evenly on the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border uncovered. Top with half the mozzarella, sausage and pepperoni. Add sliced jalapenos to taste.

3. Using pizza peel, transfer pizza to the preheated pizza stone. Bake 1 to 3 minutes, rotating pizza with metal peel for even cooking, or until crust is charred and crisp and cheese is bubbly.

4. Using the pizza peel, transfer the pizza to a cutting board. Cut into slices and serve immediately. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Makes 2 pizzas.

Neapolitan Pizza Dough

1. In medium bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add water and stir to combine into rough dough. Cover bowl. Allow to rise at room temperature 12 hours. Divide dough in half. Transfer each piece to floured surface. Stretch and fold each piece, using flour to prevent sticking, to create 2 dough balls. Transfer each ball to floured bowl. Cover each bowl and allow to rise 45 minutes.