It’s a true supreme pizza: bacon, pepperoni slices, red and green bell pepper, red onion, black olives, mozzarella, Parmesan, and basil. Our Test Kitchen calls it an “old-school supreme pizza [like] one would get at Pizza Hut, Shaky’s, or a classic pizzeria.” The olives and peppers are classic additions that give the pizza a strong nostalgia factor. It’s so easy to make at home, and you probably have a few of the ingredients already on hand. A Test Kitchen tip: When it comes to jarred pizza sauce, Rao’s is the way to go, no question. Another tip from the Test Kitchen: “Using a very high oven temperature is a pro tip to getting that pizzeria-style crispiness, rise, and texture from your store-bought dough. A pizza stone ensures a crisp bottom crust. If you don’t have one, use a baking sheet turned upside down.” Voila! There’s dinner, and if you have any leftovers, a deliciously cold breakfast slice just might be in your future.

Southern Living


Photographer Victor Protasio, Food Stylist Rishon Hanners, Prop Stylist Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland

Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 slices)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place a pizza stone or baking sheet on middle rack in oven. Preheat oven to 500°F (do not remove pizza stone while oven preheats). Roll dough out into a 14-inch circle on a lightly floured work surface. Transfer dough circle to a piece of parchment paper. Spread marinara over dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Top with Canadian bacon, pepperoni, red and green bell peppers, red onion, black olives, and mozzarella. Transfer parchment with pizza to hot pizza stone. Bake at 500°F until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned, 9 to 10 minutes. Remove pizza, and let stand 5 minutes; sprinkle with Parmesan and basil.