Bolognese is a kind of ragù (the Italian word for Meat Sauce), originally from Bologna, Italy. It’s often a Tomato-based Sauce simmered with ground Beef. Texture and flavour is much thicker and Creamier compared to your usual American Meat Sauce.
Bolognese Pizza is a simple and easy to make treat with only bolognese Sauce, grated Mozzarella, parmesan and fresh Basil on it.
As the pizza bakes, the Oils from the bolognese Sauce rise to the top of the pizza, leaving you with a flavorful Slices of melty, cheesy, and Meaty goodness.
If you like Meat pizza with a Tomato pizza sauce then I guarantee that you’ll enjoy this.
Pizza is truly a global phenomenon! One reason for its worldwide appeal is that it can be easily adapted to different cultures and tastes. For example, in Italy, pizza typically has a thin crust and simple toppings, whereas in the United States, pizza often has a thicker crust and more elaborate toppings. This adaptability allows for the creation of local and regional specialties that people can enjoy.
Another reason pizza is so beloved around the world is its accessibility and convenience, both in terms of making it at home or ordering it from a local pizzeria or even delivered to your doorstep. It’s a dish that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds, making it a perfect food for any occasion.
Finally, pizza is just delicious! The combination of gooey melted cheese, savory tomato sauce and various toppings creates a flavor explosion in your mouth that is hard to resist. It’s no wonder that pizza has become a beloved food around the world.
Pizza in Sweden
As well as Pizza, in Sweden you’ll find they enjoy Meat stew, soups, pancakes, casseroles, and nearly every Swedish meal year round has Potatoes; even whole Buttered or Sugared Potatoes.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Sweden here.
Bolognese Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Bolognese Pizza from either a pizza oven or your kitchen oven.
Bolognese Pizza Ingredients
Get enough of the toppings that you will need for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce are designed for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) 00 or pizza flour
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 2 tsps salt
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) olive oil
Bolognese Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Mince Meat
Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) diced or crushed tomatoes
- 1 (6oz/170g) can of tomato paste
- 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 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. Stand for around 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 a spatula, or your hands, mix the dough really well until smooth. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place dough in it and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes to an hour, or until it doubles in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for another 5 minutes or until smooth.
- Divide the dough into balls, and roll out bases to desired size.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
Making your own pizza sauce is a great way to put your own spin on your pizza. Check out the recipe below for simple instructions. But, if you’re not feeling up to it, store-bought sauce works just as well.
- 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.
Want to switch things up? Try using a pesto sauce or adding a touch of pesto to your pizza sauce recipe.
Preparing Bolognese Pizza
Start by heating your oven to at least 450 degrees.
Spread out your dough on a well floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, flour the peel and create your pizza on it.
Start by spreading the sauce all over the base. This pizza uses Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce Thinly yet evenly, leaving a margin for the crust.
Add the largest toppings first – typically meat or seafood, then the smaller toppings.
Add cheese last, and sprinkle it all over to help keep the toppings in place when it melts.
This pizza has the following toppings:
- Mince Meat
I find this pizza excellent on its own, or why not make some homemade garlic bread as well?
Put the Bolognese pizza in oven, and set alarm for ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open oven and look at pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
Ancient Egyptians saw onions as a symbol of eternal life because of the circular layers. Farmed and eaten for at least 5,000 years, Onions have been used as medicine, food and even helped in Egyptian mummification.
The three most common onion colors are white, red and yellow. Onions are easy to grow, store and are cheap and full of flavour, making them very popular across the world. China consumes nearly 25% of the world’s onions every year.
When making Bolognese Pizza, it’s always handy to have the right pizza making tools. Here’s what items I always recommend…
Pizza making is all about precision, so having a full set of both wet and dry measuring cups on hand is critical. It is so important when making pizza dough to accurately measure all your ingredients.
Pizza making is all about precision. Having a set of both dry and wet measuring cups on hand is vital to accurately measure all your ingredients.
Very similar to a pizza stone, a pizza steel is made of, you guessed it, steel. It’s a great modern method to heat pizza well in a normal oven.
Meat is often used to add flavor and texture to the dish, while also adding protein. Whether you are looking for something traditional like pepperoni or sausage, or something more adventurous like BBQ chicken or Canadian bacon, there is no doubt that adding some form of meat will create the perfect pizza.
For those looking for a truly unique experience, consider experimenting with different types of meat such as salami, prosciutto, chorizo, or even ground beef. You can also mix meats together to bring out different flavors and textures in your pizza.
Want to store some leftovers after your meal? Here are a few tips.
Chill in the fridge
You can keep pizza in plastic wrap or a container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
How to reheat
There are many ways to reheat pizza. We cover seven of them in this article.
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.
Keen on seeing more than Bolognese pizza? We have plenty of other Meat pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to make great pizza at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions.
Can I use pastry flour instead of 00 flour for making pizza dough?
Yes, you can, however you will find that bread flour would be a better choice. In order of preference, I would suggest 00 flour, bread flour then pastry flour. If it’s all you have, then give it a shot, and maybe search for a pizza dough recipe that calls for pastry flour.
How long can pizza sit out?
You shouldn’t leave pizza out in the open uncovered, for more than a few hours. In fact, I would put it in an air tight container within an hour, if it weren’t being eaten.
How long should I leave stretched out dough out before making pizza?
As short a time as possible. The longer you leave it, the more chance that your dough will stick to whatever surface it is on, will become moist and soggy or will start drying out. It’s best to roll out a ball of dough just prior to adding the pizza sauce and toppings.
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