Sheet Pan Pizza
This is one of the best sheet pan pizzas I've ever eaten. The crust is really fabulous, and whether you use the toppings in this recipe, or choose to add some of your own favorites, you can make this your go to recipe for your favorite pizza. You'll love how simple this is, and your friends or family will love you for making this! Trust us, put this in your favorites!
Servings 8 servings
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp yeast
- 2 cups flour may need to increase to 2 1/2 cups
- 1 can tomato sauce 15-17 oz can
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp sweet basil, dried
- 1 tsp ground oregano dried
- 1 green pepper washed and cut in rings
- 1 red pepper washed and cut in rings
- 1 yellow pepper washed and cut in rings
- 1 orange pepper washed and cut in rings
- 2 cups Parmesan cheese shredded
- 1 cup Arugula washed and placed on top of pizza when pizza comes out of the oven.
Wash the peppers under cold water and dry with paper towels. Cut the peppers into rings. Remove any seeds and white centers that are still attached to the peppers. Set aside.
Rinse the Arugula under cold water in a colander, and turn on to paper towels to dry.
Place warm water into a large bowl and add yeast. Stir to combine. Allow yeast and water to sit for 5 minutes.
After the 5 minutes add olive oil and honey. Gently stir to combine.
Add the flour and salt, and mix until a ball begins to form (dough may be slightly sticky).
Add a little more flour as needed until the dough forms a ball.
Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead until smooth. Add up to ½ cup extra flour if needed.
Roll the dough into a rectangle to fit the sheet pan and press it out into the pan, until the dough is out to the edges.
Bake the dough for 5 minutes on the lowest rack of the oven.
Remove pizza crust from the oven, and press out any air bubbles that might have formed with a fork.
While the pizza crust is baking, make the sauce. In a heavy sauce pan, add the tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, sweet basil, Oregano, and brown sugar, and heat together until sauce is hot. Remove from stove.
Assembling the Sheet Pan Pizza
Add the sauce, top with Parmesan cheese, and place the peppers in same color rows on the pizza (see photo). Place in the oven and bake for 20 - 25 minutes, or until the pizza is golden brown, and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Top the cooked pizza with the Arugula, cut into pieces and serve.
Serving: 1slice | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 970mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1650IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 347mg | Iron: 2mg