Supreme Pizza

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.

Supreme Pizza
Photo: Photographer Victor Protasio, Food Stylist Rishon Hanners, Prop Stylist Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 slices)


  • 1 pound fresh prepared pizza dough

  • 1 cup marinara (such as Rao's)

  • 2 ounces Canadian bacon slices (about 3 slices), quartered

  • 1 ounce pepperoni slices (about 15 slices)

  • 1 small (3 to 4 oz.) red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds (about 1/2 cup)

  • 1 small (3 to 4 oz.) green bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds (about 1/2 cup)

  • 1 small (3 to 4 oz.) red onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds (about 1/2 cup)

  • 1 (2 1/4-oz.) can sliced black olives, drained

  • 6 ounces low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 1/2 cups)

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves


  1. 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.

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