Double Turkey Pepperoni Pizza: A Delicious Pork-Free Alternative

My craving for pizza gets really bad whenever I travel or visit a different state. When people think of NY they also think of pizza. So stereotypical, I know. But it’s true—I firmly believe that nothing compares to New York style pizza, and living here has only deepened my appreciation for it. And yes, if you can’t tell, this is another pizza recipe.

We took a little road trip to Michigan to visit my parents last weekend. The ride was long enough but it was a sweet and safe weekend trip. We ate a lot of good food and I had 1 too many cider mill donuts. Oh, and by the way, Yates Cider Mill has the best cinnamon sugar donuts I’ve ever had! If you’re ever in Michigan, you HAVE to try them!

Ok, back to my point. On the ride home, I just kept thinking about pizza. Cheesy, saucy, pepperoni pizza. So the first thing I made when we got back was Turkey Pepperoni Pizza with Banana peppers.

This pizza is actually inspired by all the pizzas I ate growing up in Michigan. Every time, we would get a bacon or pepperoni pizza with lots of ranch dressing on the side and banana peppers on top. It was delicious! I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it, but I don’t eat beef or pork, so the turkey pepperoni I found at the grocery store was the ideal salty addition.

The banana peppers add a delicious tanginess, creating the perfect combination of flavors and bite. Banana peppers are very easy to find. They are usually in the aisle with the olives or Italian goods. You could use sweet or hot peppers. When I’m done, I top it with freshly grated Parmigiano-reggiano cheese and freshly chopped basil. I use regular old shredded mozzarella.

Are you looking for a delicious pizza that’s both satisfying and pork-free? Look no further than the Double Turkey Pepperoni Pizza! This recipe, from Dude That Cookz, is a double-layered pizza that’s perfect for pizza nights and for those seeking a pork-alternative.


  • 4 oz. Uncured Turkey Pepperoni Slices
  • 1 lb. Fresh Pizza Dough
  • 15 oz. Organicville Organic Pizza Sauce
  • 1 lb. Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
  • 4 oz. Colby Cheese Block
  • 1/3 cup Pastry Flour
  • 1 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. Dried Parsley


  1. Sprinkle pastry flour over the kitchen counter. Place the fresh dough onto the flour and form it into a large circle. Using a pizza dough roller, roll the dough into a circle approximately 16-inch in diameter. Place the rolled pizza dough on a pizza pan.
  2. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the dough, leaving the outside edges free of sauce for the crust. Add a layer of pepperoni slices.
  3. Cut the Colby cheese into small thin pieces and spread them over the pizza. Add more pepperoni over the Colby cheese.
  4. Sprinkle the dried parsley over the top and place the pizza in the oven. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes.
  5. Melt butter into a small sauce bowl, add Italian seasoning, and stir. Once the pizza has finished baking, spread the butter mixture over the crust of the pizza.
  6. Allow the pizza to cool and serve.


  • For the cheese, use Colby and Mozzarella. They are a great combination.
  • Using fresh dough makes a big difference when making pizza at home.
  • Pastry flour will help while rolling out your dough.
  • Use your preferred pizza sauce.

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The Double Turkey Pepperoni Pizza is a delicious and easy-to-make pizza that’s perfect for those looking for a pork-free alternative. With its double layers of pepperoni and cheese, this pizza is sure to satisfy your cravings. So next time you’re looking for a pizza night, give this recipe a try!

Turkey Pepperoni Pizza With Banana Pepper

  • On a surface that has been lightly floured, roll out your pizza dough into any desired shape.
  • Roll out your dough on a sheet of parchment paper, then brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Next, add your sauce then grated mozzarella cheese.
  • Then add some pepperoni slices and make sure to scatter.
  • Sprinkle banana peppers over the dough, making sure to distribute them evenly.
  • Add a final touch of crushed red pepper and bake for 12 to 14 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Top with fresh basil and grated parmesan cheese.

pizza with turkey pepperoni

pizza with turkey pepperoni

Turkey Pepperoni Pizza With Banana Peppers

  • Rolling Pin
  • Parchment Paper
  • Sheet Pan
  • 1 lb pizza dough
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • 6 oz shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped basil
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Banana peppers hot or sweet
  • Turkey pepperoni slices
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese Grated
  • Preheat your oven to 500°
  • Roll out the pizza dough to the required shape on a surface dusted with flour a little bit. I prefer a rectangle.
  • Place the pizza dough onto a parchment paper-lined sheet pan that is big enough to accommodate the pizza. Drizzle 1 tbsp of oil on the dough.
  • Cover the entire surface with your pizza sauce, leaving ½ inch of the crust uncovered.
  • Add your mozzarella cheese down first. Then top with turkey pepperoni and banana peppers. Be sure to scatter them evenly. Add a final tablespoon of oil and top with crushed red pepper. Bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes.
  • Top with fresh basil and freshly grated parmigianno-reggiano cheese. Enjoy!
  • Simply substitute sweet banana peppers for the crushed red pepper if you don’t like spicy food.
  • Store bought dough is perfectly fine. Or your favorite pizza dough recipe.

Lower Calorie Turkey Pepperoni Pizza


Is turkey pepperoni better than regular pepperoni?

Turkey pepperoni tends to be a bit leaner and lighter in flavor compared to regular pork pepperoni. It still has a similar spicy and slightly smoky taste, but it might have a slightly different texture and mouthfeel due to the lower fat content. Overall, the taste is comparable, but some people may notice a difference.

Do you need to cook turkey pepperoni?

HORMEL® pepperoni is fully cooked and can be eaten straight out of the package.

What is the pepperoni made of in turkey?

Ingredients: Turkey, Salt, Contains 2% or Less of Natural Flavors, Dextrose, Lactic Acid Starter Culture, Oleoresin of Paprika, Dehydrated Granulated Garlic, Sodium Nitrite, Citric Acid, BHA, BHT.

What pepperoni should I use for pizza?

The pepperoni. Brands such as Boar’s Head, Margherita, and Hormel will all work. Save the thinly sliced pepperoni for a New York round pizza that requires less cooking time.

How to make Turkey pepperoni pizza?

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. On a lightly greased cookie sheet spread the pizza crust out into a large, thin layer. Cut the dough into 8 rectangles Place 4 Turkey Pepperoni’s on the center of each rectangular piece of pizza dough.

How to make a pepperoni pizza?

For the basic Pepperoni Pizza: Spread the sauce over the pizza base. Top with the sliced mozzarella and pepperoni. Bake both Pizzas until the skins are golden and the cheese is foamy and it could take upto 12 to 15 minutes. For the tomato basil salad: While the Pizzas are baking, heat the Olive Oil over medium-high heat in a small skillet.

What is pizza with pepperoni?

Pizza with pepperoni on it. Yo Tony, gimme a slice of pepperoni and a coke. A slice of this type of sausage. A hard, highly spiced Italian sausage. Place pepperoni on it to look like bulbs.

Can you put pepperoni on top of pizza?

Stacking dry sausages, especially pepperoni, on top of your pizza can make a world of difference. Many people enjoy pepperoni for its excellent blend of spiciness and sweetness. However, its greasiness can be a drawback, especially when it seeps through the pizza dough.

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