May the 4th be with you if you’re planning to indulge in this pizza tonight – or any night. It’s deliciously hot (and we suggest adding even more hot sauce if you can handle it). This is makes enough for a large pizza – or a couple of small ones if you buy smaller pizza bases. Of course, we suggest it for any Star Wars themed party, but we’re definitely not relegating it to one night a week.
Pepperoni slices, shaped into squares
1 each Pizza base (homemade or store bought)
1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
For the sauce
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1 small Onion, minced
1 clove Garlic, minced
1 can (28 oz) Whole peeled tomatoes, in juice
½ teaspoon Mad Dog 357 Carolina Reaper Pepper Puree
3 leaves Fresh basil
1 teaspoon Dried oregano
pinch salt and black pepper
pinch sugar, optional
Pre-heat your oven to 350ºF or according to the temp provided on your pizza base packaging.
Prepare your sauce by heating the olive oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onions. Sauté until translucent and hen stir in the garlic. Cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Add the tomatoes, stir to combine, and bring to a simmer. Add Mad Dog 357 Carolina Reaper Pepper Puree and season with the remaining ingredients. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring often for at least 15 minutes. Mash with a potato masher or puree in the blender, if a smoother sauce is desired.
Create the pizzas by spreading the sauce on the bases, top with cheese and then arrange square pepperoni slices using the Death Star design as a guide. Bake in the oven according to the pizza base packaging. Remove from the oven, slice, serve, and enjoy.