Anchovy pizza is one of the most popular Italian pizza recipes because this pizza is packed with flavors!
The combination of the salty Anchovies and Olives with the zesty, but slightly sweet Onions and Tomato Sauce will have you and your family coming back for more.
Make sure to get the the best toppings and add them to a fantastic crust for you and friends to enjoy a enjoyable pizza dinner.
Are you into Seafood pizza with Tomato sauce? Then you can’t ignore this one.
Pizza in Italy
A Naples invention, Pizza originated in Italy in the 1700’s, and they know how to craft the perfect pizza. Naples is the most famous location for pizza in the entire world, and you can still visit the world’s oldest pizzeria, the stunning Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Italy here.
Anchovies Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Anchovies Pizza using a pizza oven or the oven in your kitchen.
Anchovies Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough of the toppings that you will need for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce amounts below are for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons table salt
Anchovies Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Hot Chili Peppers
- Cherry Tomato
- Black Olives
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 (6oz/170g) can of tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) diced or crushed tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Anchovies Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You can either make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a premade base at your local store.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Stand for around five minutes.
- Add the salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow centre in the flour. Slowly pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using your hands or spatula, gently combine the flour mixture until smooth. Then turn out dough onto lightly floured surface and hand knead for roughly five minutes.
- Place the dough mixture in to an oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place until the dough has at least risen to double in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Hand knead gently for five minutes until reasonably smooth.
- Sprinkle some flour on work surface before rolling out dough to prevent any sticking.
- Divide dough mix into equal amounts, now roll out the bases to the desired size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
You can either make your own tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local supermarket.
- Mix ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
- Leave sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready. Enjoy!
- Keep sauce in fridge or freeze for future use.
If your sauce is too thick, add a splash of olive oil or water to get the right consistency.
Preparing Anchovies Pizza
Turn your oven on to 450-500 degrees or more and preheat for at least 30 minutes.
Spread out the dough in a rough circle, on a floured board or surface.
If you are using a baking pan, then create the pizza in that.
Open the sauce container, and start to spread the Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce around the whole base, taking care to leave a gap at edges.
Add the ingredients in size order, from large to small.
Cheese gets added last.
The toppings to add to this pizza are;
- Hot Chili Peppers
- Cherry Tomato
- Black Olives
I find this pizza good by itself, yet why not with another style of pizza?
Put the Anchovies pizza in the middle of your oven (on a pizza steel if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, open oven and look at pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
Oregano is one of the most widely-used herbs worldwide, found in Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine. Oregano is an ingredient in chili powder, as well as a number of pizza and pasta sauces.
The taste of Oregano can be described as Green and earthy, with hints of mint. It can often be slightly bitter.
When making Anchovies Pizza, it’s always handy to have the right pizza making tools. Here’s what items I always recommend…
Glass Measuring Jug
A good quality, heavy glass measuring jug with clear marking for various measures to me is a must. I hate taking chances with portions, so it’s an important tool for me.
Dough Proofing Box
If you make a lot of dough through the year, you’ll find owning a pizza dough proofing box very useful.
Glass Measuring Jug
I hate taking chances with portions, so having a quality glass jug with clear to read measurements a vital kitchen tool for me.
Black Olives are Olives that have been allowed to fully ripen on the tree before harvesting. Black Olives aren’t Plain and boring either. There are a wide range of cured Black Olives to choose from, such as Italian Olives.
Black Olives have great nutritional value, and are a fantastic source of dietary fiber, iron and vitamin E. Black Olives contain high amounts of healthy monounsaturated fats.
Leftovers after the meal? Here are some tips.
Chill in the fridge
You can keep pizza in plastic wrap or a container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Can you freeze pizza?
You can freeze pizza for up to three months, however I’d suggest consuming it within the first few weeks, ideally.
How to reheat
There are many ways to reheat pizza. We cover seven of them in this article.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to make delicious pizzas at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most common pizza making questions.
Can I use durum wheat flour for pizza dough?
It depends; if it’s fine enough, yes. Durum wheat is a variety that is usually ground down to make semolina, which is used to make pasta. If it is ground into a finer flour, it can be used to make pizza dough and breads.
Should I double every ingredient when making pizza dough?
Not typically, no. If a pizza recipe states that, it may be inferring that to get twice the dough you need twice the ingredients. See our baker’s percentage guide on why we should use baker’s percent rather than fixed ingredient amounts. It makes a lot of sense!
How much sodium is in a slice of pizza?
Pizza has a significant amount of sodium. A typical slice of pizza can have anywhere from 600 to 1500 mg of sodium per slice. This makes it easy to hit the daily 2,300mg limit that they recommend.
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