First made in Italy, this Bolognese pizza is a delicious meat pizza you will enjoy.
Created well, this pizza style enjoys a heavenly flavor, perfectly matched with an extravagant scent.
Make sure to always use excellent toppings and complement them with a delicious crust for you and family to savor a scrumptious pizza meal together.
If you’re in the mood for a Meat pizza with Bolognese sauce then this could be your next favorite.
Pizza is one of the most beloved foods in the world, and for good reason! It’s delicious and comforting in a way that few other foods can match. But one of the best things about pizza is the endless variety of toppings you can try.
From classic toppings like pepperoni and mushrooms, to more adventurous options like pineapple and goat cheese, there’s something for everyone. Trying new toppings is a great way to step out of your comfort zone and discover new flavors and combinations that you might not have considered before.
So don’t be afraid to branch out and try something new next time you order a pizza. You never know, you might just discover your new favorite topping!
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.
Bolognese Pizza Recipe
We’ve put together a recipe for a mouthwatering home baked Bolognese Pizza that can be made either in your backyard pizza oven or on a pizza steel in your oven, just for you.
Bolognese Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you will be creating. The dough and sauce are designed for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 2 tsps salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
Bolognese Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
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 Bolognese Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You can either make your own dough following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a premade pizza base at your local store.
- Whisk the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let the mixture stand for approx. five minutes.
- Add salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow well in the middle and gently pour the liquid yeast mixture and 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.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected 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 pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local store.
- Mix ingredients in a large bowl.
- Pizza sauce should be reasonably smooth.
- Let sit in the bowl for 5 minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to add to your pizza bases.
- Sauce will last up to 3 days in fridge.
To add a little heat, try adding a bit of chilli or sweet chilli sauce to this pizza sauce recipe.
Preparing Bolognese Pizza
Preheat your oven to roughly 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone or tray.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza peel, roll out to be smaller than that.
You start by spreading the sauce around. This pizza calls for Bolognese Sauce. Spread the Bolognese Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or ladle.
Then start 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.
Toppings to put on this pizza are;
I find this pizza good on its own, or why not with another pizza variety?
Put the Bolognese 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 the door and see how cooked pizza is.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
Fresh Mozzarella is typically white, however when seasoned it can change to light yellow, depending on the animal’s diet. Due to its high moisture content, it is traditionally served the day after it is made, however it can be kept in brine for a week, or even longer if packaged well.
Mozzarella was first cited in an Italian cookbook in 1570. Nowadays, Mozzarella can be twisted to form a plait, and called Treccia. You can also buy it as a smoked cheese, called Affumicata.
When making Bolognese Pizza, I always recommend that you use whatever kitchen items you have. My basic pizza tools are…
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.
There are around 2,000 different varieties of cheese around the world. It has been proven to date back to at least 8,000 years ago. It is a fantastic source of calcium, protein and phosphorus.
Cheese can be made not only with cow milk, but also with buffalo, horse, goat and even camel milk. It’s a clever gift idea too. A giant wheel of Cheddar cheese was given to Queen Victoria as a wedding gift.
How to Store
Have leftover pizza? Here’s what to do.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
Warm in the center of a 450 degree F oven for approximately 6 minutes, on a pizza stone if possible, until heated through. See our article on reheating pizza for more.
Keen on seeing more than Bolognese pizza? We have plenty of other Meat pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Below we’ve compiled the most common pizza making questions and provided expert answers. Are you looking for how to make awesome pizza at home? Please read on!
Can I use brown sugar when making pizza dough?
Yes, however I personally prefer white sugar. I feel it helps feed the yeast better, however all of pizza dough making is constant experimentation, so try it out with brown sugar and you may be surprised with the results!
How to defrost pizza dough?
You should defrost frozen pizza dough by leaving it in a warm place for at least a few hours. You can also then use the defrost mode on your microwave to speed up the process a little.
Can I make pizza without making pizza dough?
Absolutely! Just buy a premade base at your shopping centre, or even ask your local pizza store if they will sell you some bases or dough. It’s amazing how many people will willingly do this, to encourage you to start your homemade pizza hobby.
Have you made Bolognese Pizza?
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