This pizza has all the meats you can imagine.
Hence the name meat lovers.
Pizza in Spain
The Spanish people are avid consumers of a Mediterranean style diet, based on fish, olive Oil, pulses, cereals and fresh vegetables as well as other seasonal foods. The Spanish consume about 4.3kg each in Pizza per year.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Spain here.
Meat Lovers Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Meat Lovers Pizza either in your pizza oven or your typical kitchen oven.
Meat Lovers Pizza Ingredients
Get enough of the toppings that you will need 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
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 2 tsps salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
Meat Lovers Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Italian Sausage
Easy 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 Meat Lovers 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 hand make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below. Some shops even carry premade pizza dough in balls.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Leave sitting for roughly 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 dough mixer or hands, gently mix dough until smooth. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place mixture in and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in size.
- Pour dough mix out onto a clean, floured surface. Now hand knead gently for another five minutes.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected size.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
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 tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a 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 Meat Lovers 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:
- Italian Sausage
I find this pizza great as is, or you could with other pizzas as well?
Put the Meat Lovers 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 the door and see how cooked pizza is.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
Traditionally, sausages were made from ground beef or pork, with salt, spices and other flavourings. However, now there are chicken and vegetarian and even vegan sausages.
In different countries, Sausages are called different things, such as bratwurst, rolliche, banger, liverwurst, frankfurter, wienerwurst or kielbasa.
When making Meat Lovers Pizza, it’s always handy to have the right pizza making tools. Here’s the basic pizza tools that I always suggest…
Good quality metal or plastic bench scrapers make it so much esier to both cut your dough, and scrape your bench. I prefer plastic to avoid scratching my bench.
Yes, I know, many people swear by hand stretching, however there’s times in all our lives where we need a good wooden roller.
Sometimes called a paddle or shovel, a pizza peel is a vital tool for those who make pizza regularly.
The Italian word for Pepperoni is Peperone, which translates to Bell Pepper. The first use of this word can be traced back to the early 20th Century when it was used to refer to a Sausage. In the early 1900s, Italian immigrants started combining their European superior flavors with American ingredients.
In 1919, the first mention of Pepperoni occurred in New York City. It gained popularity and was used as toppings for most Italian pizzerias and delicacies. Pepperoni is widely accepted as an Italian-American food.
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
Want to know how to make delicious pizza at home? Here are some FAQ and their answers to the most common pizza making questions.
How many people does a large pizza feed?
The average person eats somewhere between 2-4 pizza slices, and with most large pizzas having 8-12 slices, it means an average of 3 adults could be fed. Add a salad or garlic bread for variety.
How to heat up pizza in the oven?
To heat up pizza in the oven, see the instructions above under ‘Method’.
What seasoning for pizza?
You can add all sorts of seasonings to pizza. Our favourites include pepper, chilli flakes and herbs. Mix and match until you find the combination you enjoy the most.
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