Diavola aka Devil-style Sauce, is called that, after its spicy taste.
To be Diavola, the pizza needs plenty of spice, normally provided by the hot Salami and pickled Jalapenos that top it.
Spend the time to find the freshest toppings and add them to a fantastic crust for you to enjoy a delicious feast.
If you enjoy Meat pizza that has Marinara sauce then we’ve got a treat for you.
Pizza is one of those foods that just never gets old. It’s so popular because it’s delicious, versatile, and perfect for any occasion. It can be a casual meal at home, a fun group activity, or even a special night out. And one of the best things about pizza is that there’s something for everyone.
Whether you prefer a classic pepperoni, a white pizza with garlic, or a more creative option like BBQ chicken, there’s a pizza out there for you.
Plus, it’s easy to customize with your favorite toppings and can be enjoyed by all. It’s no wonder why pizza is a classic staple food in so many cultures, one slice and you’ll be hooked too.
Pizza in Spain
Outside of Pizza, Spain is one of the leading consumers of a Mediterranean style diet, based on olive Oil, fish, cereals and pulses, fresh vegetables and other seasonal foods.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Spain here.
Diavola Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Diavola Pizza using a woodfired oven or the oven in your kitchen.
Diavola 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
Diavola Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Hot Spanish Salami
- Serrano Chili Peppers
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 Diavola 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 create your own homemade pizza dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Stand for around five minutes.
- Add the salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow centre in the flour. Slowly 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.
- Sprinkle some flour on work surface before rolling out dough to prevent any sticking.
- Divide dough mix into equal amounts, now roll out the bases to the desired size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza 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 supermarket.
- 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.
Try using a pesto sauce, or adding a little pesto to your sauce for a new flavour.
Preparing Diavola 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 Marinara Sauce. Spread the Marinara 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;
- Hot Spanish Salami
- Serrano Chili Peppers
I find this pizza fantastic by itself, yet why not with other pizzas as well?
Put the Diavola 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.
Salami is a cured Sausage made of air dried, fermented meat, usually pork. The word Salami, however, has been around for centuries and derives from the Italian word “salume”, which means all types of salted meat.
Historically, Salami was popular among peasants in Europe, because it could be stored for up to 45 days at room temperature once cut, which helped during difficult times of getting fresh meat.
When making Diavola Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have available, without spending lots of money. My basic pizza tool list is…
Yes, I know, many people swear by hand stretching, however there’s times in all our lives where we need a good wooden roller.
A pizza stone really helps create a fantastic tasting pizza at home. Learn how to clean and care for your Pizza Stone.
Having quality, air tight dough storage containers is a must.
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.
What to do with leftovers?
Leftovers after the meal? Here are some tips.
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.
Chill in the fridge
You can keep pizza in plastic wrap or a container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Pizza making FAQ
Hope to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions.
How many slices are in a pizza?
A typical pizza has either 6, 8 or 12 slices, depending on the size and who cuts it up.
How do I prevent dough from sticking to my kitchen bench?
I also recommend a good amount of flour or polenta to be dusted on surfaces. Polenta, having a larger, rounder grain, is perfect to put on your pizza peel or paddle, to slide the pizza on and off easily.
How long to cook a pizza?
It can take anywhere form a few minutes to 20 minutes to cook a pizza, depending on the temperature and heating device used.
Have you made Diavola Pizza?
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