Created in UK, this Chili pizza is a very tasty pizza you should try at home.
Created with care, the below pizza has a yummy taste paired with a abundant scent.
Make sure to purchase high quality toppings and add them to the perfect crust for you to take part in a nice pizza meal together.
If you’re in the mood for a Vegetarian pizza with Chili sauce then this could be your next favorite.
Pizza is a dish that is enjoyed around the world for a variety of reasons! One of the main reasons is its universality. Pizza is a dish that can be adapted to suit local tastes and ingredients, making it a favorite in countries far and wide. For example, you can find a pizza Margherita in Italy, a Tandoori chicken pizza in India, or a BBQ Pizza in America.
Also, the simple, yet satisfying ingredients like the dough, cheese, and tomato sauce, which are the base for almost any pizza, are widely available and affordable for most of the countries.
Another reason why pizza is so popular globally, is its convenience. Pizza can be eaten in a variety of settings, whether it’s at a sit-down restaurant, on the go, or even delivered to your door. And lastly, It has become a cultural phenomenon, a cuisine that transcends borders and is recognized and enjoyed by people of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures. All these reasons make pizza a dish that is truly enjoyed around the world.
Pizza in UK
According to a study in 2021, the most popular family meals in homes throughout the UK are the traditional roast dinner, fish and chips, and you guessed it… pizza!
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from UK here.
Chili Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Chili Pizza using a wood oven or your usual oven.
Chili Pizza Ingredients
Get enough of the toppings that you will need for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce amounts below are for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 2 teaspoons table salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
Chili Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Chili Peppers
- Chili Powder
Simple Chili Pizza Sauce
- 6 oz (170gms) tomato paste
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, finely grated
- 1 tsp. fried red chilli flakes
- 1 tsp. dried Italian herb seasoning
- salt, to taste
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 Chili 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 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.
Chili Sauce Method
It takes around five minutes to make this tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local shop.
- Combine all the ingredients in a clean, sterile jar.
- Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours before using, for the flavours to mingle.
- Store refrigerated for 2-3 weeks, frozen for 3 months.
If your sauce is too thick, add a splash of olive oil or water to get the right consistency.
Preparing Chili Pizza
Turn your oven on to 450-500 degrees or more and preheat for at least 30 minutes.
Spread out the dough in a rough circle, on a floured board or surface.
If you are using a baking pan, then create the pizza in that.
Open the sauce container, and start to spread the Chili Sauce. Spread the Chili Sauce around the whole base, taking care to leave a gap at edges.
Add the ingredients in size order, from large to small.
Cheese gets added last.
The toppings to add to this pizza are;
- Chili Peppers
- Chili Powder
This pizza is delicious as is, or you could make some homemade garlic bread as well?
Put the Chili pizza on the middle shelf in oven, and wait ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open the door and check the pizza.
This pizza should take approximately 15 minutes, however allow it to cook to personal taste.
Originating from the English village of Cheddar, Cheddar cheese is a natural off-white cheese made from Cow’s milk, that is fairly firm in texture. Young cheddar has a milder taste, which becomes sharper the longer it cures before consumption.
Cheddar is probably the most widely popular cheese on the planet, especially in Anglo-Saxon countries. The technique to make Cheddar is known as cheddaring, which is the cheesemaking style that results in a dense, layered texture.
When making Chili 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.
Did you know that in any given day, a quarter of the world’s population eats food with Chili Peppers in it? They were being eaten 6,000 years ago, according to scientists.
The active ingredient in chili peppers is capsaicin. When it is eaten, capsaicin triggers pain receptors that normally alert the body to dangerous physical heat. That’s why sometimes it may feel like your mouth really is on fire.
Here are a few storage tips, if you have any dough or pizza left over after the meal.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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.
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to make great pizza at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions.
Do I just use tap water for pizza dough?
Sure, however water quality can be an issue in some areas. If your water has high chlorine content, it may inhibit yeast growth. I often use cooled water from the kettle, or filtered water when making pizza dough. Don’t use boiling water though, as it will kill your yeast before it even starts its work.
Where is the world’s oldest pizza parlor?
The worlds oldest pizza parlour, which still operates today, is Pizzeria Port’Alba, in Naples, Italy. It first opened in 1830. The date is actually further back, as the true established date began in 1738, where Antica opened as a food stand for peddlers.
How do I find the best pizza dough recipe, given there are so many?
You aren’t wrong – there are seemingly thousands of pizza dough recipes out there, and it is hard to know what works best for each person. Overwhelmed? Try your hand at the simplest looking ones first, and as you build your pizza dough making confidence, turn your hand to some of the many other different pizza dough recipes. Before you know it, you’ll find one that satisfies everyone’s tastes in your group.
Have you made Chili Pizza?
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