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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.

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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.

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The details – start with the dough

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!

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Finish it up

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.

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Looking for other simple winter dishes? Here are my favorites: 

Spicy Pesto Pasta Alla Vodka

One Pot Spicy Pesto Cheese Baked Rigatoni

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Best Super Easy Penne

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!

Sheet Pan Alla Vodka Pizza

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 403 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Position the oven rack in the upper 1/3 portion of your oven. Preheat the oven to 500° F. for at least 30 minutes before baking, preferably 1-2 hours ahead. If you have a baking stone, start preheating it.
    2. Place the pizza dough on a lightly oiled quarter sheet pan. Gently press the dough until it covers most of the sheet pan. Cover and let sit while you make the sauce.
    3. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the shallot, garlic, and oregano. Cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, add the tomato paste and red pepper flakes, cook 4-5 minutes, until thickened. Stir in the vodka, cook another 2 minutes. Stir in the pesto, cream, and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat.
    4. To assemble. Grab the dough and spread on the alla vodka sauce, you should only need 1/2 of the sauce for 1 pizza. Add the provolone and mozzarella, then the pepperoni and parmesan.
    5. Slide into the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes, rotate the pizza, and bake another 3-5 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese has melted. Top the pizza with fresh oregano or basil. enjoy!
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  1. Love the recipe for the sauce. Every time I cook this though my cheese and toppings are burnt before the pizza dough even gets remotely cooked. Suggestions?

    1. Hey Kolby,
      So sorry to hear this! What pizza dough are you using? I am wondering if it needs to be rolled thinner? Let me know! xTieghan

  2. I have made this twice now! Loved it. I made extra sauce to freeze for another time and the sauce froze beautifully!

  3. 5 stars
    Just made this pizza. Absolutely loved it!! It was a hit!! ? All flavors come together so nicely. So easy peasy!! Ty Tieghan

    1. Hey Alina,
      Fantastic! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for giving it a try! Have a great weekend:) xxT

  4. Tieghan,

    Another HBH recipe hit! My family really enjoyed this one. The flavours are delicious! Thank you for creating such amazing recipes.

    1. Hi Macy,
      Wonderful! I really appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe is SO good I prefer it to any restaurant pizza – HANDS DOWN! I’ve made it several times and it’s such a crowd pleaser. We have friends that requested it for dinner tomorrow night and since it’s nice out I’m giving it a go on our grill. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  6. Hi Tieghan!

    Making this Friday for guests, can I make this with a pizza stone? Same cooking time? Do I put it on a sheet pan still? Just bought my pizza stone & I’ve never used it before! Excited to try your pizzas!!

    1. Hey Carlyn,
      I actually like to put my baking sheet on top of the pizza stone. I think it gives more of a crispy crust. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    We thought homemade pizza was just supposed to be bleh, but then we tried this one and we LOVE it! The sauce is so good!

  8. 5 stars
    Omg, incredible sauce. Incredible dough! This bursts with flavor. Thank you for the tip about baking in the 500* oven. Can I freeze the leftover sauce?

    1. Hey Darlene,
      Happy Friday! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Yes, you can definitely freeze the sauce. xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    I made this pizza for a potluck with my girlfriends, and we were all obsessed! Such a hit! I will definitely be adding this into my recipe rotation. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hey Gab,
      Awesome! Thanks a lot for making this recipe. I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Happy Thursday❄️ xxT

  10. 5 stars
    We thoroughly enjoyed this pizza tonight for dinner. I used my sourdough crust and it was a great base. Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. 5 stars
    I have never made my own pizza before and this recipe popped up on my phone a few days ago. I couldn’t get it out of my head! I made it today and it was so easy and delicious. Thank you!!!

    1. Hey Holly,
      Awesome!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it. Have the best week! xTieghan

  12. 5 stars
    omg … I just made this pizza and it is AMAZING. Everything I make of yours is my new favorite thing, and this pizza is certainly no exception. I made it with the pizza dough from Super Simple and that pizza dough is top notch as well. Thanks again for another great recipe!

    1. Hey Courtney,
      Fantastic! Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Happy New Year!? xxT

  13. 5 stars
    We enjoyed this along with your spinach, artichoke, and burrata pizza for Christmas Eve. Red and Green pizzas!
    I loved your Pasta alla Vodka and the sauce is perfection on Pizza. We had a rare snow in Seattle so I loved that it made a double recipe, we enjoyed it again last night.
    Thank you for all your fantastic recipes this last year. I can’t wait to see what you bring to the table in 2022, plus your new cook book.

    1. Hi Suzanne,
      Wonderful! I am thrilled to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a go! Happy New Year!? xTieghan

  14. Is this recipe kidding canned tomatoes? I followed it exactly. But it was extremely thick and pasty. It was not a sauce consistency. I added more vodka. I found one on food network. Theirs included a can of tomatoes. Otherwise, this was a hit. I’ll try again but will modify.

        1. Hi Lori,
          Awesome!! I am thrilled to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Happy Holidays!? xT