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This Sheet Pan Alla Vodka Pizza is the perfect easy winter recipe. Homemade pizza dough, topped with spicy tomato pesto vodka sauce that’s creamy and so delicious! The secret to this pizza? A super hot oven (to get the crust just right), plenty of cheese, plus pepperoni on top. It’s delicious and looks pretty on any table. Not to mention that everyone LOVES a GOOD creamy vodka sauce. Putting it on pizza just makes it that much more exciting. This simple pizza will be your new go-to when serving family and friends over the holidays.
The week after Thanksgiving can be a little harder to settle into than most. But fun holiday recipes keep the days leading up to Christmas merry and festive. I know that’s so cheesy of me, but I really do believe it. This is the time of year to enjoy every minute, even working Mondays.
Yes, we have to balance the holiday fun with real-life work, but balance is the keyword. A little of this, then a little of that, you know?
So we’re doing Monday up with my favorite pizza yet, alla vodka style pizza. Complete with plenty of pepperonis too.
Around this time last year, I shared my pasta alla vodka recipe. To this day it’s one of the most popular recipes I’ve shared. It’s also one of a handful of recipes I make on repeat. My family LOVES alla vodka sauce (it’s Asher’s favorite pasta dinner).
In the last month alone, I’ve made that alla vodka recipe three times. It’s easy and requested by everyone.
I don’t know when I started using the leftover sauce for pizza, but once I did, I couldn’t stop. I then started making the sauce just for pizza…and now I make alla vodka pizzas all the time. Something about the colors, the flavors, and the love for this pizza makes it feel like the perfect December recipe.
I like to use my homemade pizza dough recipe from the HBH Super Simple cookbook (or my newest recipe…in HBH Every Day). It’s the easiest to make and truly delicious. If you’re not into homemade dough, store-bought pizza dough works great too. Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s both have great options!
For those of you who prefer a thicker crust pizza, I recommend using closer to three-quarters or even one pound of pizza dough. We like our crust thinner, so I only use a half-pound of dough.
You need to cook this pizza at a high heat temp. So start preheating your oven to five hundred degrees as soon as you decide you’re making pizza. Ideally one to two hours ahead of time to get it really HOT.
If you’re in a pinch, thirty minutes works just fine too, so don’t stress!
While the oven is preheating, make the sauce. It’s SIMPLE and takes maybe 15 minutes. Just cook everything together in a skillet, add lots of tomato paste, then cream and pesto, and you’re basically done.
Push the dough out onto a sheet pan. Layer it with alla vodka sauce, mozzarella, and provolone cheese, then pepperonis and parmesan. I like to toss on fresh oregano just before baking, basil is great as well.
Bake this pizza in the upper position of the oven. In less than fifteen minutes you’ll have amazing pizza and your kitchen will smell incredible. As soon as the pizza comes out of the oven. Add extra parmesan, slice, and eat.
It’s not fancy at all, but that’s what makes this pizza good. It’s just that delicious cheesy pizza we’re all really craving most.
This satisfies everyone, and as I said, the red and green feel very festive for December.
Looking for other simple winter dishes? Here are my favorites:
One Pot Spicy Pesto Cheese Baked Rigatoni
Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Lastly, if you make this Sheet Pan Alla Vodka Pizza, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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Amazing! Made this for a pizza competition and won first place!!
Fantastic!! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe out, I’m thrilled to hear that it turned out well for you:) Wow, that’s awesome!! xx
It really is pizza alla vodka!! The pasta variant stars in my house pretty much every other week so I was a bit skeptical of how close this would be to the real dish, but man!!! SO good!
WORD OF WARNING: It was pretty spicy (the pleasant kind that slowly builds after you take a bite) but it was a bit too hot to serve my 11 month-old. Still, five stars!
Happy Wednesday! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xxT
Seriously delicious! You’ve got to try this pizza. The red pepper really takes the vodka sauce over the top. I have celiacs so I used a simple mills pizza crust and followed cooking instructions for that.
Happy New Year!🎆🎈 I appreciate you making this recipe and your comment! So glad to hear it was enjoyed! xx
This was delicious!
Happy Sunday!!⛄️ I truly appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! xxT
This recipe is just pure yumminess! We loved it and the hubster asked for it again tomorrow night. We are not pepperoni lovers so I subbed spicy Italian sausage. Seriously delicious. The ala vodka sauce is a huge hit.
Happy Friday!!⛄️ Thanks so much for making this dish and sharing your review, so glad to hear it was a hit! xx
What is the pizza stone for?
I like to bake my pizzas on the baking sheet on top of the baking stone, I think it makes for a crispy crust! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx
So so good! Didn’t change a thing. Huge hit with the family. The alla vodka sauce is to die for, easy to make and so versatile. My husband was literally eating it with a spoon ?
Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it and sharing your feedback! Hope you’re off to a great weekend:)
This was SO GOOD! Used a spicy buffalo cheddar from Trader Joe’s and added pancetta. YUM!
Happy Friday!! I am thrilled that this recipe was a hit, thanks a bunch for trying it out! ☀️xxT
Hi…look like cheddar is on the pizza before goes in oven in pic. I don’t see that listed in the ingredients. Can you explain?
My family likes a bit of cheddar on their pizzas, you can really use any cheeses that you like, that’s the glory of pizza! Let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it!! xTieghan
Thank you…I made it….was absolutely delicious!!
Love to hear this:)
I made it! Very good!!
Awesome!! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed. Have the best weekend! ?xxT
This is absolutely delicious. My family loves it!
Thank you great recipe & easy!
Happy Friday!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xx
My BMI was less excited than the rest of me to realize that your DELICIOUS pizza dough recipe makes two pizzas and the sauce for this pizza does as well. It was SO good – I’ve made it multiple times.
Wonderful!! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe out, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! ?xTieghan
This is the best sauce ever!!! We made the pizza then used the rest of the sauce over pasta. My 3 kids loved both!
Wonderful!! Love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks a lot for making it! ☘️xx
Oh.my.gosh. SO good!! Vodka sauce is my fav pasta sauce & so combined with the crunchy pizza crust- amazing!! My boyfriend said “This is the best homemade thing I’ve (we’ve) ever made!”
P.s. I meant to give this 5 stars 🙂
Thanks again Lisa!!
Happy Wednesday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go!! ☘️Tieghan
So good! Adding the pesto to the vodka sauce was so good. Want to make that sauce just with some pasta.
Happy Sunday!! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks a lot for giving it a try! xxT