Sicilian Pizza

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Sicilian Pizza

Have you ever thought about how many slices of pizza you’ve eaten in your life? 

In college, we could use our dining hall points to order Domino’s, which we definitely did our fair share of Saturday late nights. When I lived in Italy, I thought nothing of devouring an entire pizza alle acciughei, one bite at a time, fork-and-knife style. During pandemic lockdown, I finally bought a long-coveted Ooni pizza oven and perfected a sourdough crust with caramelized onions, roasted Brussels sprouts, and spicy sausage. And when I visit friends in NYC or the Jersey shore, it’s a triangular slice of melty cheese pizza I crave most. 

I love today’s Supper Club recipe for Sicilian Pizza because it’s not like any of the pizzas our family typically has, it’s delicious, and because everyone who eats it just can’t get over how easy it is to make. The active kitchen time is only about 20 minutes, and the rise(s) can be done in as little as an hour. Typically, I make a double batch of the dough (my kids are boring cheese-only people), forget about it, and let it rise on my counter throughout the day. When we get home from sports practice, I pop it in to bake, make a quick salad, and 20 minutes later I feel like an Italian rockstar when a cheesy, hot pizza from scratch emerges from the oven. 

Even if homemade pizza feels a little too out of your comfort zone, promise me you’ll give this a try, and not stress about the timing of the steps. You too will be amazed with another weeknight win! 

Bake up delicious pizza with a homemade no-knead dough – just remember to start it at least an hour before dinner to give it time to rise!

  • Active Kitchen Time: 15 minutes
  • Rise Time: 65 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices


  • 8 leaves fresh basil
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 ⅓ cups flour
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup marinara sauce
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese

Supper Smarts:

  • Serving Suggestions: Prepare a simple Caesar salad – from scratch or from a bag works!

  • Make Ahead: The rise time is flexible – this can sit on your counter for more time if you can't get back to it.

  • Flavor Town: Put your favorite toppings on this pizza – add extra veggies and cured meats.

  • Kitchen Helper: Kids love making their own pizza, from helping with kneading to adding the toppings.

  • Speed it Up: Try pre-sliced or shredded mozzarella instead of slicing the log of mozzarella.


Add 1 cup warm water, 1 tsp instant yeast, 1 Tbsp olive oil, 2 ⅓ cups flour, and 1 tsp kosher salt to medium bowl. Stir until a sticky dough forms.
Cover with a towel. Let rest in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Thoroughly grease hands with cooking spray. Gently grab top edge of the sticky dough and stretch upwards.
Pull dough down to fold in half. Rotate 90°. Repeat Steps 3-4 three times.
Cover with a towel. Let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.
Add 3 Tbsp olive oil to baking pan. Pour dough into pan. Use oil in pan to thoroughly grease hands.
Flip dough to coat with oil. Poke with fingers, gently pushing to corners of pan.
Let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes. Move oven rack to bottom level of oven. Preheat to 450ºF.
Cut 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese into 8 round slices, each about ¼-inch thick.
Drizzle ¾ cup marinara sauce over dough, then gently spread in an even layer. Top with mozzarella slices.
Set on bottom rack of oven. Bake 20-25 minutes, until edges are browned. Cool 10 minutes.
Cut into 8 slices. Top slices with 8 leaves of fresh basil. TASTE & SHARE!

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Danielle December 11, 2023 @ 07:06 AM

My family really enjoyed this pizza. The dough was so easy! We split the pan up in half with a cheese only and cheese and pepperoni section to everyone had a something to eat.
They are excited for me to make it again but with a few requested changes to try: adding Italian seasoning or something like that to the dough, using a shreddable cheese to have cheese in every bite and using different toppings.

Raddish Supper Club October 17, 2023 @ 11:02 AM
@Linda – here’s a recipe for a gluten-free crust that we love!

Let us know how it works out!

Linda October 17, 2023 @ 10:02 AM
How can I make the dough gluten-free? Is it as simple as adding 1-1 gluten-free flour?