Originating from Argentina, this Canchera pizza is a very tasty vegetarian pizza you will enjoy.
Baked with care, the below pizza boasts a heavenly flavor with a unequaled aroma to enjoy.
Make time to choose high quality ingredients and pair these with a perfect base for you to enjoy a delicious meal together.
If you have a taste for Vegetarian pizza that has Tomato sauce then this pizza will possibly be the one to satisfy your cravings.
Pizza is the perfect food for any group, whether it’s a large or small gathering. For large groups, pizza is an easy and crowd-pleasing option. You can order a variety of toppings and everyone can pick their favorite slice. Plus, it’s easy to share and it’s a great conversation starter, it brings people together and creates a friendly atmosphere.
For small groups, it’s also perfect because it’s easy to customize the toppings to fit everyone’s preferences, and it’s also easy to order just the right amount. Plus, it’s a great way to bond and enjoy a tasty meal together.
Pizza is a versatile food that can be enjoyed in any setting, whether it’s a casual night with friends or a family dinner. It’s perfect for all occasions, making it the perfect food for large and small groups.
Pizza in Argentina
Parrillas, pasta and pizza are mainstays in Argentine cuisine. The most common ingredients come from foods such as pork, lamb, Beef, Potatoes, sweet Potatoes, apples and squashes.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Argentina here.
Canchera Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade Canchera Pizza using a wood fired pizza oven or using a pizza stone.
Canchera Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 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
Canchera Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Red Peppers Flakes
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 Canchera Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
If you don’t have much time, grab a premade pizza base at your local grocery store, or hand make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below.
- 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
Purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local supermarket, It takes around five minutes to make this yummy pizza sauce following the simple steps below.
- 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.
Try using a pesto sauce, or adding a little pesto to your sauce for a new flavour.
Preparing Canchera 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;
- Red Peppers Flakes
I find this pizza great tasting on its own, or why not with other pizzas as well?
Put the Canchera 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.
About Red Chili Pepper Flakes
Red Chili Pepper Flakes are a great way to add a spicy kick to pizza. They provide the perfect balance of heat, flavor and crunch. Red chili pepper flakes are small bits of dried red chilies, with most flakes containing just the chilies’ inner flesh and seeds.
The heat level of these flakes can vary widely depending on the type of peppers used in the blend and the drying technique employed. For those who like their pizza hot and spicy, adding some red chili pepper flakes is a must!
When making Canchera Pizza, I always recommend that you use whatever kitchen items you have. My basic pizza tools are…
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.
OK, not really pizza related, but a good chef apron makes me feel the part when I am making my pizzas. I’d probably wear a chef hat if I got one too!
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.
These facts will interest you.
Yes, that’s fast alright
In April 2015, Kelvin Medina from Manila, Philippines, won a world record. He set the fastest time to eat a 12 inch pizza, at a crazy 23.62 sec.
In 2014, a gentleman from Maryland, Dan Janssen, gained a minor level of fame for having eaten pizza at least once every day for 25 years.
Norway loves pizza
Each person that lives in Norway eats approximately 11 pounds of pizza each per year.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some FAQ and their answers to the most common pizza making questions.
Who delivers pizza underwater?
Daniel Blezio is a certified scuba diver and instructor. His daily duties include bringing guests their belongings and he also delivers pizza to guests of the Jules Undersea Lodge, located 22 feet below sea level in a Florida Keys lagoon.
How to cut pizza without pizza cutter?
If you don’t have a pizza cutter, you can use a large kitchen knife, or even scissors!
How long is frozen pizza good for?
It is typically recommended that you do not store frozen pizza for any longer than three months in the freezer.
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