Introduction of How to Make a Supreme Pizza
When you want to plan a pizza night, make your home the pizzeria and gather up your own supreme pizza toppings. This very well might be your Go To type of pizza at home. My youngest said I should open a restaurant with this one; he loved it that much!
- 1 Pizza Baking Surface Pizza Pan, Baking Sheet, Pizza Stone, or Pizza Steel
Pizza Dough (or use premade)
- 1 cup water warm from tap
- 2 tbsp olive oil or other vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2½ cups bread flour or all-purpose flour
- 2½ tbsp Vital Wheat Gluten optional for extra chewiness
- ½ tsp garlic powder optional
- ½ tsp active, dry yeast can be quick rising, instant, or bread maker yeast
Shaping Pizza Dough
- 2 tbsp flour on work surface
- 1 tbsp oil only for coating pan/sheet
- 2 tbsp corn meal or semolina flour, for reducing dough sticking
Pizza Toppings Layer 1 (Sauce)
- ¾ cup Tomato-based Sauce Sauce Choices: tomato, spaghetti, pizza, Ragu, or marinara
Pizza Toppings Layer 2 (Fresh Cheeses)
- 6 oz mozzarella cheese
- 2 oz Asiago cheese or more mozzarella cheese
- 1 oz Parmesan cheese or more mozzarella cheese
Pizza Toppings Layer 3 (Veggies)
- ½ medium bell pepper optional: diced small
- ⅓ medium onion optional: purple or sweet; diced
- 1 medium tomato optional: seeds removed, diced
- 4 ounces mushrooms optional: sliced (or from can, drained)
- 12 each black olives optional: halved (or green olives)
Pizza Toppings Layer 4 (Meats, except Pepperoni)
- ⅓ lb pork sausage crumbled or Italian sausage (casing removed & diced)
- 3 slices deli ham diced medium, about 3-4 deli slices
- 6 slices salami diced medium, about 5-8 deli slices (genoa or hard)
Pizza Toppings Layer 5 (TOP)
- 1 tsp Italian seasonings or oregano
- 1 tbsp parmesan cheese grated (from shaker)
- 2 oz pepperoni slices spread out with spaces
- PIZZA DOUGH (or use premade)
- Make pizza dough homemade or make pizza dough using bread machine. If dough is already prepared and from fridge, let it sit out at least 30 minutes; if frozen, wait at least 1 hour.
- About 15-30 minutes before dough is ready to shape, START to preheat oven at 500°F with a shelf at 2nd from top level. If using pizza stone or pizza steel, insert in oven now.
- Shape pizza dough as needed for your pizza pan, baking sheet, pizza stone, or pizza steel. Only if using pizza pan or baking sheet: Spray or oil pan/sheet. Sprinkle corn meal on pan/sheet, place dough on it, use oil or water on dough, if needed to shape it.2 tbsp flour, 1 tbsp oil
- Cook sausage and crumble it. If using Italian sausage, remove and discard its casing; then, cut into small pieces and cook. Cut up or measure out the rest of the meats and set aside.⅓ lb pork sausage, 3 slices deli ham, 6 slices salami, 2 oz pepperoni slices
- Cut and measure vegetable toppings and set aside.½ medium bell pepper, ⅓ medium onion, 1 medium tomato, 4 ounces mushrooms, 12 each black olives
- Only if using a pizza peel: Ensure peel and work surface has corn meal sprinkled well across areas. Ensure pizza shaped dough is positioned (whether on peel or work surface), is movable, and transferable.2 tbsp corn meal
- When dough is shaped and ready, add your toppings using this sequence: sauce, fresh cheese(s), veggies, meats (except pepperoni), spices, parmesan cheese, pepperoni.¾ cup Tomato-based Sauce, 6 oz mozzarella cheese, 2 oz Asiago cheese, ½ medium bell pepper, ⅓ medium onion, 1 medium tomato, ⅓ lb pork sausage, 1 tsp Italian seasonings, 1 tbsp parmesan cheese, 2 oz pepperoni slices, 1 oz Parmesan cheese
- Transfer topped pizza (in pan/sheet or onto hot stone/steel) and bake it in the 2nd from upper shelf in preheated oven at 500°F. Baking TIME guidelines: pizza pan or baking sheet (21-23 minutes), pizza stone (16-20 minutes), ¼" pizza steel (12-16 minutes).
- Be sure you let cooked pizza rest about 5-10 minutes before slicing.
- If using a pizza wheel cutter to make pizza slices, cut from the center outward to the edge.
- If adding any vegetables you want to remain moist, e.g., spinach leaves, mushrooms, etc., add them after the sauce and before the cheese.
- Dough snaps back from trying to stretch it out: Handle it and stretch or roll out what you can. Then, let it rest 15 minutes, and repeat further stretching and rolling out. The longest wait time is 2 of these 15 minute wait sessions.
Ingredients Homemade Supreme Pizza
Do I need a homemade pizza dough?
No, you don’t need to make or have a homemade or scratch dough. You can get a premade pizza dough. Some are in the biscuit section and ready to roll out for immediate and convenient use. Others are pre-packaged as a refrigerated ball of 1 pound of pizza dough and others are vacuum-seal packaged pre-baked and ready to top. We do have a recipe for making the dough in a bread machine if you want it automatically made; all that’s left is to roll it out to shape it.
For more options of homemade or ready-made pizza doughs, refer to our “Homemade Pizzas Recipes Complete Guide“.
What’s on a Supreme Pizza?
While there are differing sets of popular toppings, there is no standard that solidly defines it for the actual term “supreme”. Each restaurant will even have their own meanings behind words such as “loaded”, “supreme”, “deluxe”, “super supreme”, and so on. However, many will have at least sausage and pepperoni. Some will add a ground beef. When making a supreme pizza that’s heavily loaded, there will be 3-4 meats, cheeses, and vegetables. Here’s an example listing of this particular recipe.
- pizza dough (pizza crust), can be store-bought
- pizza sauce (or other tomato-based sauce)
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- parmesan cheese
- asiago cheese
- green bell peppers
- green and/or black olives
- diced red onion
- sliced fresh mushrooms
- pork (or Italian) sausage, browned in a skillet or pan
- deli ham (or Canadian bacon)
- salami slices
- Italian seasoning or Oregano
- pepperoni slices
What best kind of sauce do I need?
While many will use standard, ready-to-use pizza sauce, you can improve the flavor by using a ready-to-use spaghetti sauce like Ragu, or a marinara, or even just tomato sauce.
More Pizza Sauce options are mentioned in the “Homemade Pizzas Recipes Complete Guide“.
Do I need to cook any toppings?
Yes, you need to cook the sausage, whether it’s pork sausage or Italian. If it’s Italian, some will remove the casing before cutting it up and browning it. Pepperoni will come typically already cooked.
Can I choose which toppings to use?
Certainly, yes! To get a good flavorful balance, you’ll want to have no less than 2 cheeses, 2 meats, and 2-3 veggies. And that’s the absolute, bare bones minimum. This being a super duper loaded supreme pizza pie, you’ll really want a minimum 3 cheeses, 4 meats, and 4 veggies.
Just keep in mind to maintain the weight of all items combined. In other words, if you’re adding 2 more meats, you’ll want to cut back on the level of the other meats.
How to Make Homemade Pizza Supreme
While the recipe gives you the details, you basically are following these summarized steps.
- You’ll layout the pizza dough
- Spread out some tomato-based sauce on it
- Put on the various list of toppings.
- You bake it in a preheated oven
- When done, you let it sit for about 5 to 10 minutes, slice it, and serve it.
One important key that can significantly change the flavor is the sequencing of adding items. Let’s cover that next.
How to Layer Supreme Pizza Toppings
The sequencing of additions to a pizza at home is very important. First, the spreading of the pizza sauce involves just a small amount, and you’ll see the dough in quite a few areas.
Usually, the next placement are the cheeses. You’ll nearly always want the dominant cheese to be mozzarella. You can shred or grate on top as you go or you can have it ready to apply. Pro Tip: The only change to this step would be if you want any of your veggie toppings to remain moist, you’ll add them embedded in your cheeses. In other words, you would add half your cheese, then the veggies you want to remain moist, and then finish with the other half of the cheese. Examples of veggies for this might be spinach leaves or mushrooms. Again, that’s ONLY if you want those veggies to remain moist.
The next category to add is your cutup, sliced, and diced vegetables. And, as mentioned earlier, if you find that some of your veggies were overly cooked and you want them to remain moist, you need to have them embedded into the cheese layer.
The next sectioning is all the meats in any order, except no pepperoni yet.
The next item is to sprinkle on the spices like Italian seasonings or Oregano.
Then, you sprinkle on a little bit of Parmesan cheese.
The final topping is where you now include pepperoni slices. On this super duper pizza, you do leave gaps around the slices to expose the other toppings. So, you leave some spaces on top so you don’t overwhelm the other flavors by any single item.
Alternative Variations of Toppings
Try some of these ideas for changes to your supreme pizza.
- Ham and Pineapple
- Ham & Swiss Cheese
- Ham & Bacon
- Ground Beef, American Cheese
- Brats and Italian Sausage
- All Veggies (no Meat): Add Zucchini or Squash
4 Popular Toppings
Usually, on a supreme pizza, the four popular items for 2 key areas are going to be these:
- ham, sausage, ground beef, pepperoni
- green bell pepper, red onion, mushrooms, black olives
If you make your own pizza dough, some recipes will give you enough to divide it into 2 halves. You can then set aside half in the fridge for later usage for another pizza. If you make it from scratch, you’ll be involved for one step to cover and let the dough rise. But, if you use a bread machine, you can make your own and let those aspect take place automatically.
You can also buy the dough in a food storage bag in some grocery stores, ready to roll it out. And then, there is the most common, that’s already rolled up, so you just unroll it and start using it. There is a prebaked pizza dough also available.
For this kind of pizza, with all the toppings, you generally will need to have a bit of a thicker crust to hold all the ingredients.
What Goes Best With a Super Supreme Pizza
Other Popular Pizza Recipe Ideas
- Pepperoni Pizza
- Sausage Pizza
- Split Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza
- Combo Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza
- Cheese Pizza
A more complete list of pizza recipes is available in the “Homemade Pizzas Recipes Complete Guide“.
Supreme Pizza Nutrition Information
With the added items put on the pizza and the typically thicker crust, people generally eat about 1 slice less than usual because it’s so filling. The nutritional values are shown in the <Print Recipe> option.
If you love pizza from the oven, skip the pizzerias, and plan ahead for getting your best toppings of meats and cheeses, along with the fresh vegetables. Once you’ve made a couple of these at home, it will be your legacy pizza.