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Cup N’ Crisp Pepperoni Pizza Cooked In Outdoor Oven

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Experience the authentic taste of Neapolitan-style pizza cooked to perfection in your outdoor oven, featuring the irresistible crunch of Cup N’ Crisp Pepperoni. The recipe begins with a homemade ’00’ pizza flour dough left to rise for 12 hours, resulting in a light and airy crust. Topped with tangy San Marzano tomatoes, creamy fresh mozzarella, and generous slices of HORMEL® Pepperoni Cup N’ Crisp, this pizza is a true culinary delight, perfect for sharing with family and friends in the great outdoors.

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Neapolitan Pizza Dough
2 cups ‘00’ pizza flour or bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
teaspoon instant yeast
¾ cup warm water
¼ cup crushed canned tomatoes such as San Marzano, seasoned with salt, divided
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, torn, divided
1 (5-ounce) package HORMEL® Pepperoni Cup N’ Crisp


For the 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Transfer each ball to floured bowl. Cover each bowl and allow to rise 45 minutes.

For the Pizza

  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 of the mozzarella, then top with half of the pepperoni.

  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.