Originating from Turkey, this Antalya pizza is a scrummy meat pizza that’s worth making.
Baked with love, the below pizza provides a heavenly flavor paired with a classic scent.
Take time to invest in perfect ingredients and pair these with a delicious crust for you and friends to enjoy a enjoyable homemade pizza meal.
If you’re in the mood for a Meat pizza with Tomato sauce then this could be your next favorite.
Pizza is a universally loved food and for good reason, but have you ever thought about switching up your toppings? Trying new toppings can bring a whole new dimension to your pizza experience.
From traditional toppings like pepperoni and mushrooms to more creative options like barbecue chicken and bacon, the possibilities are endless. Not only will you get to try new and exciting flavors, but you’ll also have the opportunity to discover new combinations that you never thought were possible.
So, next time you’re ordering pizza, don’t be afraid to think outside the box and try something new. You may just discover your new favorite topping!
Pizza in Turkey
Turkish cuisine uses lamb Meat, followed by cattle and Chicken Meat, plus many local vegetables. These include garlic, Potatoes, zucchini, Tomato, Spinach, Onion, eggplant, cauliflower, Green Beans, chickpeas and lentils.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Turkey here.
Antalya Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade Antalya Pizza from either a backyard pizza oven or using a pizza stone.
Antalya Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you will be creating. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so add more or less, if required.
Simple Pizza dough
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 2 tsps salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
Antalya Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Sucuc Sausage
- Kasseri Cheese
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) tomatoes, whole or crushed
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 1/4 a small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
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 Antalya Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You can purchase a premade pizza base at your local shop or make your own dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Leave sitting for roughly five minutes.
- Add flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in the liquid yeast mixture and the oil.
- Using dough mixer or hands, gently mix dough until smooth. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place mixture in and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in size.
- Pour dough mix out onto a clean, floured surface. Now hand knead gently for another five minutes.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected size.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
Purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local shop, It takes around five minutes to make this tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Pizza sauce should be reasonably smooth.
- Let sit in the bowl for 5 minutes.
- Your pizza sauce is now ready to use.
- You can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
By not heating these sauce ingredients, you give this simple pizza sauce a very fresh taste.
Preparing Antalya Pizza
Preheat your kitchen oven to approximately 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone (if you have one) or on a metal tray for the kitchen oven.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza oven, roll out to be smaller than your pizza peel.
First, spread the sauce around. This pizza calls for Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or the blunt side of a knife.
You should start by adding the largest ingredients, then work your way down. The last is any cheese topping, such as Mozzarella, which you should evenly cover the other toppings with, and then finally any herbs.
The toppings to include on this pizza are;
- Sucuc Sausage
- Kasseri Cheese
I find this pizza very good as is, or you could enjoy it with a fresh salad?
Put the Antalya pizza on the middle shelf in oven, and wait ten minutes.
After approximately 10 minutes, open oven door and check on pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
Although not a common topping, Egg is usually hard boiled and then sliced and allowed to cool completely, before being used as a topping on Pizza. However, some pizzas go well with a fried egg placed on top.
Eggs are very healthy for you. One egg contains only 5 grams of fat, 7 grams of high-quality protein, iron, minerals, vitamins and carotenoids. The humble egg contains amazing disease fighting nutrients, such as zeaxanthin and lutein.
When making Antalya Pizza, I suggest you just use what you have available, without spending any money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…
You will find having a seive such a useful element for all your baking, not just for pizza. It’s great to filter all flours through a fine mesh sieve before adding to recipes.
A pizza peel aka paddle is a crucial tool for those who are making pizza often.
The one kitchen tool every adult should have in their drawer. See our article on how to cut pizza for the various cutting tools.
Champignons are one of the thousands of varieties of Mushrooms, with different colors, shapes, and sizes. Champignons are low in calories and fat, and contain modest amounts of fiber and various nutrients.
Mushrooms have been eaten and used as medicine for thousands of years. Button, Oyster, Champignons, Portobello, Shiitake and Enoki are among the most popular Mushrooms to eat raw or cooked.
Strange Pizza Facts
Here are some facts about pizza.
Print that pizza
Using NASA funding, a group of scientists developed a 3D pizza printer in 2013. It can cook a pizza in under 70 seconds, complete with the sprayed flavor, aroma and micronutrients.
A movie from 2011, Pizza Man, tells the story of a superhero pizza delivery guy who got his superpowers from genetically modified tomatoes, and uses them to save the world. Sounds legit.
There is a National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day, which although a mouthful, is held on November 12 each year.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to make great pizza at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions.
How do I make pizza in a cast iron skillet?
It is easy to make pizza in a cast iron skillet! Just preheat your cast iron skillet or pan, carefully lay your stretched-out pizza dough inside, add your pizza toppings and cheese, return the pan to the oven, and bake away. If you find it sticks, try adding more flour or oil underneath the base when placing it in the skillet.
Is it OK to use store-bought pizza dough?
Of course it is! It’s fine to use pizza dough you bought at the store. In fact, in many cases you can buy balls of pizza dough from your favorite pizzeria, if you ask nicely. Make sure that the ingredients belong there (flour, sugar, salt, yeast) and not lots of preservatives. If the dough you buy is chilled, always let it come fully to room temperature before you use it.
How to freeze pizza?
Pizza is best frozen not long after it has cooled from cooking. Ensure that it is wrapped well, or in a zip lock bag and air tight. Consume the pizza within 2-3 months.
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