Quattro stagioni pizza or four seasons pizza is one of the best Italian pizzas out there, topped with Artichoke, mushrooms, olives and ham. This authentic Italian pizza is fun to make, and delicious to eat.
This pizza is traditionally divided into four sections, each with their own toppings to represent one season of the year. Talk about getting four flavors into one pizza!
Make sure to get the the freshest toppings and add them to a perfect base for you and friends to enjoy a enjoyable homemade pizza feast.
If you like Vegetarian pizza covered in Tomato sauce then you are in luck right now.
Making pizza at home is a great idea for so many reasons! For one, it allows you to have complete control over the ingredients and toppings, so you can make sure you’re using high-quality, fresh ingredients and also cater to any dietary restriction or preference you may have.
Another reason is that it’s a fun and interactive experience for everyone. Whether you’re cooking with friends and family, or making it with your kids, it’s a great way to bond and have fun in the kitchen. Plus, it can also be more cost-effective than ordering out or going to a pizzeria. You can use whatever ingredients you have on hand and make pizza that can be as affordable as you want it to be.
Furthermore, making pizza at home is a great way to showcase your culinary skills and impress your guests. A homemade pizza, made with a homemade dough and sauce, can be a real crowd-pleaser and a sure way to make a memorable meal. So, next time you’re craving pizza, why not give making it at home a try? You’ll be amazed at how delicious and satisfying it can be!
Pizza in France
The French love their food. Their most popular foods include bread, pastries, Cheese, soups and seafood. In a 2018 study, 96% of French people said they enjoy pizza with 84 percent ordering pizzas at home.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from France here.
Four Seasons Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Four Seasons Pizza from either a pizza oven or on a pizza stone in your oven.
Four Seasons 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
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 2 teaspoons table salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
Four Seasons Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
- 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- Two garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small brown onion
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 Four Seasons Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
Either make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below, or buy a premade pizza base at your local store.
- 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
You can either make your own pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local store.
- Blend all sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
- Leave sitting for five minutes.
- Your pizza sauce is now ready to use.
- You can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Adjust the amount of garlic to suit your taste.
Preparing Four Seasons Pizza
Preheat your oven to at least 450 degrees for 30 minutes or longer.
Spread out pizza dough on floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, you can create your pizza on it (after flouring).
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:
I find this pizza very nice by itself, yet why not make some homemade garlic bread as well?
Put the Four Seasons pizza in the middle of your oven (on a stone if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
In 10 minutes, open oven door and check.
The pizza should take roughly 15 minutes to cook, adjust time to cook to personal taste.
There are thousands of varieties of Mushrooms, with different colors, shapes, and sizes. All of the edible ones are low in calories and fat, and contain modest amounts of fiber and various nutrients.
Mushrooms have been eaten and used as medicine for thousands of years. Button, Oyster, Portobello, Shiitake and Enoki are among the most popular Mushrooms to eat raw or cooked.
When making Four Seasons Pizza, it’s always handy to have the right pizza making tools. Here’s what items I always recommend…
These may seem like a weird tool to some, however other pizzaiolo’s swear by using scissors instead of a traditional pizza cutter.
A pizza steel is very similar to a pizza stone, and works the same way in a normal kitchen oven.
OK, so this isn’t vital, but if you make enough pizza, breads, etc it is worth investing in a good mixer for your dough.
The artichoke is actually the bud of a flower called a Thistle. You can tell when an Artichoke is fresh, when squeezed, the Leaves should squeak a little.
Artichoke contain healthy chemicals that can reduce nausea, vomiting, spasms, and gas. They also help to lower cholesterol and protect the liver.
How to Store
Have leftover pizza? Here’s what to do.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
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.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make great pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.
How to cook pizza in the microwave?
Microwaving pizza gets a bad wrap, however try adding a glass of water when you zap a slice. The water works to help avoid the usual sogginess of microwaved pizza.
Why is my dough not stretching?
Pizza dough won’t stretch much until it has rested long enough to use. If your dough is resisting your stretching attempts, you need to let your dough rest at room temperature for at least another half hour or so.
How come some pizza dough recipes include sugar and others do not?
Some people use sugar to give the yeast a helping hand growing at the start. A dough made without added sugar and risen slowly will often produce a beautiful brown crust. However, many people want pizza dough to be ready faster, then they suggest added sugar, which helps the yeast to grow and gives some browning to the crust.
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