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A simple, yet effortlessly stunning pepperoni pizza covered with handfuls of fresh arugula and drizzled with ribbons of chili-spiced hot honey.
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5 from 13 votes

Hot Honey, Pepperoni & Arugula Pizza

Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: Italian, PIZZA, QUICK AND EASY
Keyword: gournmet pizza, homemade pizza, hot honey pizza, pepperoni arugula pizza, pepperoni pizza
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 237kcal


  • Baking Tray


  • 16 oz pizza dough homemade or store bought
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon pizza sauce
  • ½ cup romano freshly grated
  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • 15-18 slices pepperoni
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes optional
  • 1 tablespoon hot honey


  • Rest the dough for at least an hour outside the refrigerator to bring the dough to room temperature before preparing the pizza
    Anchovy, Goat Cheese & Fig Pizza Step 1
  • Preheat oven to 500° F.
    Anchovy, Goat Cheese & Fig Pizza Step 2
  • Pour out the dough. Punch and press into a round shape. Stretch out the dough by rotating on your knuckles and letting gravity do the rest.  Make sure the dough is stretched as evenly as possible. Press out as many of the bubbles as possible with your fingertips and mend holes by pressing the dough. Place the pizza onto a baking sheet (no flour dusting is necessary for the baking sheet.
    Anchovy, Goat Cheese & Fig Pizza Step 3C
  • Add the toppings evenly on the pizza base in the following order: olive oil, pizza sauce, romano, jalapeno, pepperoni and parmesan.
  • Put the pizza in the bottom of the oven.  Bake for 6 minutes.
  •  Put the pizza in the middle rack of the oven.  Bake for 6 minutes.
  • Immediately garnish with arugula, hot honey and red chili flakes (optional). Serve immediately.


  • Tips for using store bought pizza dough 
    • Keep the dough in the store bought bag in the deep freezer until ready to use.
    • Defrost overnight in the refrigerator in the bag.
    • For optimal results, let the dough sit out for at least an hour so it is at room temperature before stretching into the pizza base.
  • Assemble the pizza right before baking to avoid a soggy crust.
  • If a hole appears in your dough, push it back in and seal the dough.
  • Brush the entire dough surface with olive oil.
  • There is no need to dust the baking sheet with flour.  However if  like a bit of a crunchy, nutty texture – a little semolina on the bottom of the dough does wonders.
  • To reheat pizza, place the pizza on a hot skillet (I use cast iron), cover and heat on medium heat for a 3 minutes.  The cheese will melt and the crust will become crispy again.  Microwaving pizza results in the crust becoming soft and soggy.


  • Recipe yields approximately 8 servings. The nutrition information has been calculated using an online recipe nutrition calculator and is intended for informational purposes only and should be used as a general guideline. If the nutrition information is important to you, you should independently verify it using your preferred tool.Nutrition - Pepperoni Pizza with Hot Honey