First created in Italy, this Capri pizza is a mouth watering meat pizza you should try at home.
Baked well, this pizza gives a mouthwatering taste paired with a impeccable aroma to enjoy.
Make sure to purchase the best ingredients and add them to a fantastic crust for you and friends to savor a perfect meal together.
If you crave Meat pizza with a Tomato pizza sauce then you shouldn’t look any further than this one.
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 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.
Capri Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade Capri Pizza whether it be in your woodfired oven or the oven in your kitchen.
Capri 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 add more or less, if required.
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
Capri Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Parmigiano Reggiano
- Cherry Tomato
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 Capri Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
Purchase a premade pizza base at your local store, or if you have time, make your own homemade dough following the simple steps below. Some shops even carry pizza dough balls.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in glass or plastic container. Let stand for approximately 5 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 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.
- Divide dough mix into equal amounts, now roll out the bases to the desired size.
- Sprinkle some flour on work surface before rolling out dough to prevent any sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
For a truly homemade pizza experience, try making your own tomato sauce with the recipe outlined below. It will make all the difference.
- Add ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well.
- Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
- Leave sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to use or keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Freeze remaining sauce for up to 3 months.
Want to add some heat to your pizza sauce? Try adding some chilli or sweet chilli sauce to the recipe.
Preparing Capri 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;
- Parmigiano Reggiano
- Cherry Tomato
This pizza is very tasty by itself, yet why not try it with other pizza types?
Put the Capri 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.
Arugula (also known as Rocket) is an edible annual plant, used for its Leaves that are fresh, bitter and Peppery in taste.
Other common names for Arugula include garden rocket, and eruca.
When making Capri Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have already, and avoid spending a ton of money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…
Having a good dough mixer can make all the difference. You don’t want to be manually kneading forever, do you?
Having a nice oil jug to pour olive oil gives you a decadent edge. They don’t cost that much either!
I use quality wooden boards constantly when making pizzas, botth to carry dough balls and to use when slicing baked pizzas.
Parmesan is a translation of the Italian words, Parmigiano-Reggiano. The two terms refer to the same cheese. Often referred to as the “King of Cheeses”, Parmesan is an Italian hard, granular cheese produced from cows’ milk, which is then Aged for at least 12 months.
Parmesan was praised as far back as 1348 in the writings of famous Italian writer, Boccaccio, in his works, the Decameron. October 27 is designated the International “Parmigiano Reggiano Day” by The Consortium of Parmigiano Reggiano.
Facts about Pizza
What do you think about these facts?
Don’t worry, be happy
In Cambodia, some pizzerias have marijuana topped ‘happy pizzas’ on their menu.
Celebrate everything cheese pizza
Did you know the US celebrates National Cheese Pizza Day, every 5th of September.
Pizza as currency
The world’s first pizza ATM went live in 2016, at Xavier University, Ohio. Customers can purchase a medium pizza using a touchscreen, which the machine then heats up and dispenses through a slot.
Keen on seeing more than Capri pizza? We have plenty of other Meat pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.
How many carbs in pizza sauce?
For every 100 grams of pizza sauce, there are roughly 9 grams of carbohydrates.
Why didn’t my pizza dough rise?
If your pizza dough hasn’t risen, it’s because there was little or no fermentation. A few reasons could be (a) the yeast was dead. Try using fresh yeast again and see. (b) there wasn’t enough yeast – normally you need 1% to 5% of your flour weight. Try increasing the yeast percentage. (c) The conditions are too cold. You will find that it may take longer, depending how cold your kitchen is. Try placing the bowl near a sunny window perhaps?
How do italians eat pizza?
Italians just about always eat pizza with a knife and fork. Pizza is to be enjoyed very hot, straight from the oven. If you try holding a slice, it will burn your hands, and waiting for pizza to cool down is just not an acceptable solution.
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