◦5-7 oz. (about 20-30 pieces) large, preservative-free pepperoni
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Get your oven to 400ºF. Lay the slices of pepperoni on a baking sheet and put them in the oven, on the middle rack, to get them crispy–about 8 minutes, flipping them over once. Start prepping your toppings while the peps are in the oven.
The pre-bake step of the pepperoni is super important if you want a crispy pepperoni “crust”. Once you top the pepperonis they just don’t crisp up much…
Once they come out of the oven, place a spoonful of pizza sauce on each pepperoni slice and top with your ingredients.
Place the baking sheet back in the oven and let the toppings get warm and melty, anywhere from 5-10 minutes.
NOTE: All the toppings should be sliced, chopped, and/or diced super, super small/thin. Since you’re making little petite pizzas and they’re only getting a few minutes of oven time, you want make sure they get enough heat to get them cooked through.