This classic Sicilian style pizza recipe is homemade in a sheet pan to help feed the whole family! It’s delicious and super easy to do.
Prep Time: 25minutes
Cook Time: 15minutes
Rising Time: 1hour30minutes
Total Time: 40minutes
For the Dough:
1teaspoonof sea salt
3tablespoonsof extra virgin olive oil
1 ¾cupsof warm water, 110° to 115°
For the Toppings:
6clovesof finely minced garlic mixed with 1 tablespoon of olive oil
½cupof crushed tomatoes
8ouncesof shredded mozzarella
8ouncesof sliced mozzarella
¼poundof crisp cooked bacon, cut into 2” pieces
¼poundof raw loose sausage separated into chunks
2sliced domestic mushrooms
½peeled and thinly sliced green pepper
¼cupof grated parmesan cheese
sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
Dough: Preheat the oven to 500°.
Add all of the ingredients to a standing mixer with the hook attachment or to a clean surface. Mix until combined and knead in a mixer on low speed for 2 to 3 minutes or by hand for 5 to 6 minutes.
Cover with a towel and let double in size, about 90 minutes.
Next, drizzle some olive oil onto your sheet pan that you will be cooking in, I used a 12”x18”x2” sheet pan. If you have smaller sheet pans, then divide the dough and make 2 pizzas or reserve the remaining dough in the freezer.
Form the pizza dough to the sheet pan so that it is completely covered.
Next, evenly spread on the garlic and olive mixture all over the pizza making sure to leave a 1” crust around the outside.
Evenly spread on the crushed tomatoes also leaving a 1” edge around the outside and then layer on as followed: shredded mozzarella, sliced mozzarella, bacon, pepperoni, sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms, green peppers, parmesan cheese, basil leaves, salt, and pepper.
Cook the pizza for 12 to 14 minutes at 500° or until browned and cooked throughout.
Slice and serve!
How to Reheat: to reheat it preheat your oven to 350° and add the pizza still in the pan or directly onto a cookie sheet tray or preheated pizza stone and cook for 5-7 minutes or until hot and the cheese has melted. You can also simply microwave it until hot, but it will soften up the crust.
How to Store: to store it, cover it in plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Freeze it covered in plastic for up to 2 months. You can reheat directly from the freezer to the oven using the reheating instructions above, however, you will need to cook it for longer times to thaw and heat.