This is my son's favorite pizza at least at the time of writing. He says it is even better than a well-known local pizza chain! It has a crispy, fried crust, but the interior while dense is fluffy. I use a stand mixer, a special 10x14 pizza pan, and an oven that can reach 500°F. Kneading by hand and a different high-sided metal pan may work fine, but a hot oven is really needed to get the char on the crust.

There are three components to this pizza: the dough, the sauce and the toppings. For the base of the sauce you may make your own or buy something pre-packaged. In either case it should be fairly plain like a basic marinara without any special flavorings. The toppings, of course, may be whatever you choose. For this recipe I will use store-bought marinara and pepperoni.


Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Bake / Wait: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total: 2 hours


There are three components: the dough, the sauce and the toppings.