First made in Norway, this Lørdagspizza (Lørdag) pizza is a tasty meat pizza you will likely enjoy.
Carefully made, the following pizza enjoys a divine flavor paired with a unequaled smell.
Make sure to purchase high quality ingredients and complement them with a perfect base for you and friends to savor a perfect homemade pizza meal.
If you enjoy a tasty Meat pizza using a Tomato sauce then you may fall in love with this pizza.
Making pizza at home can be such a rewarding experience! One reason is that you have complete control over the ingredients and can make it to your liking, whether that means using whole wheat crust, homemade sauce, or adding extra veggies for a healthier option. You can also get creative and try new topping combinations that you might not find at a restaurant.
Another reason is that it can be a fun activity to do with friends and family. Gather around the kitchen, roll out the dough, and let everyone create their own personal pizza with their favorite toppings. It’s a great way to bond and make lasting memories.
Additionally, making pizza at home can save you money and also it’s a more healthier option than ordering out or getting takeout. You can choose the quality of ingredients and you can use fresh and healthy ingredients. It’s also a great way to show off your cooking skills and impress your guests and loved ones. All in all, making pizza at home is a fun, delicious, and satisfying way to enjoy one of the world’s favorite foods. Give it a try, you won’t regret it!
Pizza in Norway
Scandinavian nations, especially Norway, are leading the rest of the world when it comes to the amount of pizza they consume.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Norway here.
Lørdag Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Lørdag Pizza either in your wood oven or on a pizza stone in your oven.
Lørdag Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough of the toppings that you will need for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce are designed for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) 00 or pizza flour
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) olive oil
- 2 tsps salt
Lørdag Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Diced Meat
Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
- 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 Lørdag Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You can either make your own dough following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a premade pizza base at your local store.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Stand for around five minutes.
- Add flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in the liquid yeast mixture and the oil.
- Using a spatula, or your hands, mix the dough really well until smooth. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place dough in it and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes to an hour, or until it doubles in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for another 5 minutes or until smooth.
- Divide the dough into balls, and roll out bases to desired size.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
Making your own pizza sauce is not only easy but also more delicious. Simply follow the steps provided.
- Blend all sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
- Ensure all ingredients are mixed together well.
- Keep mixture sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to add to your pizza bases.
- Sauce will last up to 3 days in fridge.
Experiment with different flavors by using a pesto sauce or adding a bit of pesto to your pizza sauce recipe.
Preparing Lørdag Pizza
Start by heating your oven to at least 450 degrees.
Spread out your dough on a well floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, flour the peel and create your pizza on it.
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:
- Diced Meat
I find this pizza delicious on its own, or why not enjoy it with a fresh salad?
Put the Lørdag pizza on the middle shelf of the oven and wait for approximately 10 minutes.
After roughly 10 minutes, check on the pizza.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
There are around 2,000 different varieties of cheese around the world. It has been proven to date back to at least 8,000 years ago. It is a fantastic source of calcium, protein and phosphorus.
Cheese can be made not only with cow milk, but also with buffalo, horse, goat and even camel milk. It’s a clever gift idea too. A giant wheel of Cheddar cheese was given to Queen Victoria as a wedding gift.
When making Lørdag Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have available, without spending lots of money. My basic pizza tool list is…
A quality rubber spatula really helps when it comes to scraping bowls and plates, etc.
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!
Whether you’re looking for something classic like pepperoni or something more unique such as chicken, diced meat adds flavor and texture that can’t be beat. The best part?
There are so many types of diced meats to choose from! From salami to bacon, you can create endless combinations that will please any palate. Take your pizza game up a notch with these delicious diced meat toppings for an unforgettable experience!
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.
Keen on seeing more than Lørdag pizza? We have plenty of other Meat pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Below we’ve compiled the most common pizza making questions and provided expert answers. Are you looking for how to make awesome pizza at home? Please read on!
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.
How long do I bake my pizza?
The pizza baking times depend on the oven you are using. An average kitchen oven set to 500F should cook a pizza well in 12 to 15 minutes. A wood-fired oven hotter than 750F will cook a pizza in 2-3 minutes.
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