Supreme Pizza Recipe

Do not confuse this pizza recipe with the famous rock and roll singing group of times past with the same name. This recipe is, however, as good as they were in its own way and promises to be a dish you will want to make over and over again.


Created by Charlyne Mattox last year, this pizza recipe will serve four and takes 30 minutes to make.


4 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound whole-wheat pizza dough, at room temperature

8 ounces mozzarella, grated (2 cups)

1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained

2 ounces button or cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)

1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

2 ounces sliced pepperoni

1/2 cup grated parmesan (2 ounces)

6 cups baby arugula (5 ounces)

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

kosher salt and black pepper


1. Heat oven to 450 degrees with a rack in the lowest position. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with 2 tablespoons of the oil.

2. Stretch the dough into a large oval and place on the prepared sheet. Bake until the crust is firm but still pale, 8 to 10 minutes.

3. Remove the crust from oven and top with half the mozzarella, then the tomatoes, mushrooms, bell pepper, onion, pepperoni, the remaining half of the mozzarella, and the Parmesan.

4. Bake until the crust is golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes more.

5. In a large bowl, toss the arugula with the vinegar, the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Serve with the pizza.


Posted by M Dee Dubroff, on January 7, 2013 at 9:00 AM