The Friday Night Usual (Pizza)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Every Friday we have "pizza night," and every Friday this is the pizza my DS wants. Sometimes he tries to change his mind--but he always changes it back to this. It's a very basic, very cheesy pepperoni & olive pizza made a bit healthier by some lighter ingredients.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 425* F. Stretch dough over greased 12 inch pizza pan and bake until just turning golden, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Remove crust from oven and spread sauce to taste over crust, leaving a small border around the edge. Sprinkle about 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella evenly over sauce.
  3. Sprinkle olives evenly over cheese. Lay slices of pepperoni over olives in concentric rings.
  4. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella over pepperoni. Sprinkle parmesan over top.
  5. Return to oven and bake at 425* F for 10 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted, bubbly, and turning golden in spots.


Most Helpful

Simple but delicious! I made this exactly as posted and will be making it again (whether it's Friday or not)!

JackieOhNo! January 18, 2012

I made this as mini pizzas for the DM and DS. I used a mushroom pizza sauce, regular pepperoni, a few black olives and a premixed pizza cheese (mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar mix) and added some fresh cherry tomatoes as I have so many at the moment. I baked them on the rack for about 10 to 12 minutes for a nice crispy base and the DM and DS enjoyed with some garlic bread. Thank you Halcyon Eve, made for ZAAR Chef Alphabet Soup tag game.

I'mPat January 25, 2011

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