Homemade Sicilian Pizza

Homemade Sicilian Pizza

Cook Time

20-25 minutes

Rest Time

1 hour

Rise Time

1 hour

Cook Time

20-25 minutes

Rest Time

1 hour

Rise Time

1 hour

ingredients

  • For the Dough
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 packet Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast
  • 1 ½- 1 ¾ cups lukewarm water
  • 6 tablespoons oil to coat the bowl plus more for the pan

  • For the Assembly
  • 1 lb-2 lbs mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • ¾ - 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 lb crumbled cooked Italian sausage
  • Pepperoni slices
  • Cooked bacon, in bits
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Dried Italian seasoning

DIRECTIONS

  1. For the Pizza Dough:
    Add all-purpose flour, salt, sugar and yeast to a large bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Next, add 2 tbsp of oil to the lukewarm water then add enough water to dry ingredients until it becomes elastic and soft but not too sticky. Remove from the bowl and knead with a little flour and form a ball.
  3. Take another large bowl and coat with 1-2 tbsp of oil. Add the dough to the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm area for an hour.
  4. After an hour, add remaining 3 tbsp of oil to a 11x17 inch pan. Remove the dough from the covered bowl and, using your finger tips, press and spread out the dough allowing some of the oil to get on the top of the dough in the dimples. Add plastic wrap over the pan and allow it to rest again in a warm area for another hour.
  5. To Assemble Pizza:
    Preheat the oven to 500 degrees or as high as your oven will go and set your rack on the lowest bottom position.
  6. Top your pizza dough with mozzarella cheese leaving a 1 inch border uncovered. Add as much cheese as you prefer.
  7. Spoon pizza sauce over the cheese in diagonal rows or in various spots on top of the dough.
  8. Sprinkle sausage, pepperoni, bacon, green pepper and onion on top of cheese and sauce.
  9. Finally sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese making sure to sprinkle even on the 1 inch border.
  10. Sprinkle with a tiny bit of Italian seasoning.
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the dough is very crisp and browned and the cheese is totally melted and golden and slightly browned bubbly (don't’ burn!).
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