Detroit-style Pepperoni 🍕

Today, I’m trying a new recipe. I’m hoping it comes close to what you can find at Buddy’s Pizzeria in metro Detroit. Their pizza is known for their incredible chewy, cheesy, edges or crust. It also originated in a pan used to build cars that’s being sold online today (the Detroit style Pizza pan).

It already smells delicious – all that’s left now is to top it off with its home-made tomato 🍅 sauce, and bake.

More photos to come!

• UPDATE • Well, it turned out AMAZING! The only difficulty I had, was removing it from the pan in one piece. I cut it in half and got it out without any trouble. It’s a keeper and a close 2nd to the family’s BLT favorite.

Detroit-Style Pepperoni Pizza

Prep 20 min ∙ Cook 2 hr 35 min ∙ Makes Yield: 8 servings ∙ Difficulty Easy ∙ Source


3 tablespoons olive oil

1 batch Pizza Dough, recipe follows

8 ounces sliced pepperoni, about 1/8 inch thick (look for smaller-size pepperoni sticks)

16 ounces brick cheese (or whole-milk mozzarella), cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Pizza sauce, store-bought or homemade, recipe follows

Pizza Dough:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon rapid rise yeast

1 teaspoon sugar

Olive oil, for oiling the bowl

Pizza Sauce:

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning

2 cloves garlic, minced

One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes

2 teaspoons sugar

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


Special equipment: a Detroit-style pizza pan, optional

Position an oven rack in the bottom of the oven and preheat to the highest temperature setting, 500 to 550 degrees F.

Pour the oil in a large, square metal cake pan (or, ideally, an authentic Detroit-style pizza pan). Put the Pizza Dough in the pan and gently stretch it out to fit so the dough reaches the corners. If the dough is being temperamental, set it aside for another 10 minutes to relax and try again.

Layer the pepperoni on the dough. Then lay the cheese cubes all over, especially around the perimeter up to the edge of the pan (this creates the coveted crispy cheese crust). Dollop the pizza sauce on top in 3 lines.

Bake in the ultra-hot oven until bubbly and golden and a crispy cheese crust has formed, 10 to 15 minutes. Using a fish spatula, loosen up the edges and place on a cutting board. Slice into squares and serve!

Pizza Dough:

Put the flour, salt, yeast and sugar in a food processor with a metal blade attachment and pulse to combine. Add 1 cup warm water, then process until a ball forms, about 30 seconds (if a ball does not form, add a bit more flour). Process for another 30 seconds, then roll into a tight ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl. Proof in a warm spot until the dough doubles in size, about 2 hours.

Pizza Sauce:

Heat a small saucepot over medium heat and add the oil. Add the Italian seasoning and garlic and saute until fragrant; do not let the garlic burn. Add the tomatoes and sugar and season with salt and pepper.

Bring to a simmer and simmer until concentrated, about 30 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Sent from Paprika Recipe Manager