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Easy Homemade Pizzas with Premade Dough

This recipe uses refrigerated pizza dough infused with butter and herbs. I like to prebake the crusts for 5 minutes before adding the sauce and toppings.

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy recipe, kid friendly
Prep Time 13 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 300 kcal
Author Renea

Ingredients

  • 13.8 ounces refrigerated pizza dough
  • 4 tablespoons butter, very soft
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 ounces pizza sauce
  • 12 slices pepperoni or 2 ounces of mini-pepperoni
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella, colby-jack or cheddar works well)
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 8 ounces sausage (breakfast or Italian)

Instructions

  1. Incorporate the garlic and Italian seasoning into the butter. Unroll the pizza crust onto a working surface and press out into a 9 x 14 rectangle. Spread the soft butter over the entire surface of pizza crust.

  2. Working with the short side, begin to roll the crust into a long cylinder. Using a sharp knife, cut into 12 equal pieces and place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Using the heel of your hand, press each into a 4" round circle. Prebake in a 425 degree preheated oven for 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, cook the sausage into crumbles in a skillet. Toward the end of cooking, add the pepperoni to the sausage for a minute or two to remove some of the grease from the pepperoni. Drain on paper towels.

  4. Remove the crusts from the oven and carefully spoon some sauce over each pizza crust.

  5. You can add the rest of the ingredients in any order you wish.

  6. Finish baking in a 425 preheated oven for 12-14 minutes.