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  • Writer's pictureJameel Khan

Sheet Pan Sicilian-Style Tomato Herb Pizza - A Culinary Masterpiece

Updated: Sep 17

Enjoy this delicious Sheet Pan Sicilian Style Tomato Herb Pizza to experience Italian cuisine. This culinary masterpiece is built on our handcrafted pizza dough, which is expertly matched by a decadent roasted cherry tomato sauce, a trio of cheeses, salty pepperoni, and our special "pizza seasoning" that is enhanced with garden-fresh basil. Pizza must be baked on a sheet pan at a high temperature in order to be excellent, producing a tantalizingly crisp crust and gooey melted cheese.

Once the pizza has come out of the oven, garnish it with flavorful basil leaves, slice it up, and enjoy every delicious bite. Get ready to be mesmerized by the delicious, somewhat spicy, and mellow fusion of summer flavors that will unquestionably leave you craving more. This Sicilian-style pizza is a traditional dish that has been updated with a unique twist. It is similar to the food you may get in a cherished pizzeria or on the charming streets of Sicily, Italy.

Sheet Pan Sicilian-Style Tomato Herb Pizza - A Culinary Masterpiece

  • WORK TIME30-minute period

  • PREP TIMEFor 20 minutes

  • SIZE: 6 servings


  • 1/2 pound of homemade or store-bought pizza dough

  • A 14-ounce can of crushed tomatoes or three cups of cherry tomatoes

  • 4 whole, mashed, and grated garlic cloves

  • 2 teaspoons of honey or fig preserves

  • Extra virgin olive oil, plus enough for drizzling, to equal 1/4 cup.

  • 2 tsp dried thyme, or 2 tbsp fresh

  • Crushed red pepper flakes in one pinch

  • 1 pinch each of black pepper and kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil, or 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, plus more for serving.

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano, or 1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano

  • 1-2 teaspoons of fennel seeds, to taste

  • 1 cup shredded whole milk mozzarella

  • 1 cup shredded fontina cheese

  • grated half a cup of parmesan or asiago cheese

  • Sliced pepperoni, 3 ounces

With this mouthwatering pizza made in the Sicilian way, you may experience the genuine Italian flavors firsthand. Our culinary creation starts with a base of freshly prepared, expertly created pizza dough. A decadent combination of flavors, including a delectable roasted cherry tomato sauce, tantalizing pepperoni, enticing cheese, and a house-made "pizza seasoning" blend, are painted onto the dough.

Sheet Pan Sicilian-Style Tomato Herb Pizza

This seasoning, which is the result of our unrelenting dedication to culinary quality, artfully melds the aromatic essences of garden-fresh basil, spicy oregano, pungent garlic, and a hint of fennel, all of which are complemented by a little dusting of red pepper flakes.

Preparing Your Oven:

Let's begin the culinary adventure of making this amazing pizza now. First, warm your wood-fired oven to 500–600 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the ideal temperature. We advise those using a regular oven to set the oven rack in the upper third position and preheat it to a blistering 500 degrees Fahrenheit at least 30 minutes beforehand, however, an hour or two is even more ideal for spectacular results. If you have a baking stone, we advise you to start preheating it as well because doing so will improve the texture and crispiness of the crust.

Dough Preparation

Once the oven is preheated and ready, carefully transfer the ball of pizza dough to a quarter-sheet pan that has been lightly oiled. Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil to the dough for a richer flavor.

Resting the Dough

Enjoy the suspense as you wrap the dough in plastic and set it aside for at least 30 minutes. In order to give the dough the best chance of developing an exquisite lightness and creating delicious air pockets that will raise your pizza experience to new heights, we advise extending the resting period to a range of 2 to 5 hours for those who have the luxury of time.

Crafting the Perfect Tomato Sauce

Let's now concentrate on making the extraordinary tomato sauce that will cover our dough in its vivacious taste. The flavorful cherry tomatoes, a sprinkle of olive oil, two crushed garlic cloves, fig preserves (or honey), aromatic thyme leaves, and a dash of salt and pepper should all be combined in a roasting pan. For about 10 to 15 minutes, or until the tomatoes burst open and release their seductive essence, roast this delectable mixture in the center of your preheated oven at 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sauce Options and Flexibility

Simply smash the tomatoes with a fork to create a chunky, rustic sauce that will flavor every bite of your pizza with the intense tomato sweetness. Alternatively, a lengthy simmer on the stovetop until the desired thickness is obtained may produce equally pleasant results if you prefer the convenience of canned tomatoes. In a rush, you could even use your preferred marinara sauce to speed up the procedure without sacrificing flavor.

Creating a Signature Herb Seasoning Blend

As we create our exclusive herb seasoning blend, which will take this Sicilian-style pizza to exceptional levels of gastronomic enjoyment, be ready to release the full potential of your taste buds. Freshly chopped basil and oregano, two cloves of grated garlic, a tempting scattering of fennel seeds, a pinch of red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper, along with other ingredients, should all be combined in a bowl. Allow these contrasting flavors to converge to create a stunning herbal infusion that will dance beautifully on your tongue.

Assembling the Pizza

It's time to combine all the ingredients and make the perfect pizza at this point. By removing the plastic wrap, the gorgeously relaxed and soft dough can be seen. Press the dough gently and precisely so that it completely covers the oiled sheet pan. Add a light drizzle of olive oil to the dough to give it an extra layer of richness and to give it a beautiful golden hue when baked. Use your culinary intuition to gauge the perfect amount of delectable tomato sauce to apply to the dough in order to get the right flavor balance.

Cheese and Toppings

To ensure that every bite is lavishly decorated with melty, gooey, and delicious cheese bliss, sprinkle the trio of cheeses—whole milk mozzarella, Fontina, and Parmesan or Asiago. Feel free to add delicious slices of pepperoni to your masterpiece if you enjoy the strong flavors of the meat, which will enhance the symphony of sensations. Allow the herb seasoning blend's seductive scents to permeate every bite of your Sicilian-style pizza before generously dusting your masterpiece with it.

Baking the Pizza

Slide your gourmet creation into the preheated oven with great anticipation, making sure it is in the top position for the best heat distribution and crust formation. Pizza should be baked for around 10 minutes, after which it should be graciously rotated for even cooking and baked for an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Watch the crust magically change into a gorgeous golden color and the cheeses melt into a velvety, seductive blanket of goodness at this last stage. Your kitchen will be filled with a delicious aroma that will serve as a reminder of the tempting treat that is in store.

Serving Your Creation

When your creation comes out of the oven, pause to admire your beautiful creation. offer fresh basil leaves to the pizza before cutting into its magnificent layers so that their emerald vibrancy will offer a burst of freshness to each bite. Consider taking in the sensory pleasure of eating your culinary achievement on a warm summer night, possibly with a glass of your favorite chilled beverage, such as an ice-cold beer, to round off the experience.


Finally, our Sheet Pan Sicilian-style Tomato Herb Pizza is a culinary masterpiece that deftly combines innovation and tradition, evoking images of the scenic streets of Sicily, Italy, in your mouth. A celebration of culinary brilliance, the symphony of flavors formed by the roasted cherry tomato sauce, cheese trio, salty pepperoni, and aromatic herb seasoning. The savory, spicy, and summery flavors in each bite are expertly balanced to enchant your palette and leave you craving more. Prepare to set out on a culinary trip that will change the way you think about pizza and permanently alter your culinary preferences.

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