First created in Italy, this Pugliese pizza is a very tasty vegetarian pizza you should taste.
Carefully baked, this pizza style enjoys a good flavor paired with a extensive scent to enjoy.
Use your time to get excellent toppings and complement them with the perfect crust for your family to take part in a out of this world homemade pizza meal.
If you enjoy Vegetarian pizza that has Tomato sauce then we’ve got a treat for you.
There’s something about pizza that just makes it irresistible to so many people. One reason is the combination of flavors and textures. The combination of warm, gooey cheese and flavorful sauce is hard to beat. Plus, you can add all sorts of toppings to a pizza, from meats like pepperoni and sausage to vegetables like mushrooms and bell peppers.
This allows for endless flavor combinations to suit everyone’s taste. Another reason is that pizza is a comfort food, it’s warm, it’s filling and it brings back memories of happy times with friends and family.
Additionally, pizza is also a social food, it’s perfect to share with friends and family while watching a game or just hanging out. All of these reasons contribute to why pizza is one of the most beloved foods around the world.
Pizza in Italy
A Naples invention, Pizza originated in Italy in the 1700’s, and they know how to craft the perfect pizza. Naples is the most famous location for pizza in the entire world, and you can still visit the world’s oldest pizzeria, the stunning Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Italy here.
Pugliese Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Pugliese Pizza from either a woodfired oven or your usual oven.
Pugliese Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings 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
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) pizza flour
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- Two tsps salt
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) virgin olive oil
Pugliese Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
Easy 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 Pugliese 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 craft your own homemade pizza dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in glass or plastic container. Let stand for approximately 5 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 your hands or a mixer, mix the dough until smooth. Pour dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Place dough into lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Sit in a warm place for roughly 30 minutes to an hour, to rise until it doubles in size.
- Fold the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently by hand for around five minutes or until smooth.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
- Divide the dough roughly into equal amounts. Roll out pizza bases for 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
For a truly authentic homemade pizza experience, try making your own tomato sauce using the recipe outlined below.
- 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.
Mix things up by using a pesto sauce or adding a little pesto to your sauce for a new flavor experience.
Preparing Pugliese 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:
This pizza is flavorsome on its own, or why not make some homemade garlic bread as well?
Put the Pugliese pizza on the middle shelf of the oven and wait for approximately 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.
Oregano is one of the most widely-used herbs worldwide, found in Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine. Oregano is an ingredient in chili powder, as well as a number of pizza and pasta sauces.
The taste of Oregano can be described as Green and earthy, with hints of mint. It can often be slightly bitter.
When making Pugliese Pizza, I suggest you just use what you have available, without spending any money. My recommended 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.
Ancient Egyptians saw onions as a symbol of eternal life because of the circular layers. Farmed and eaten for at least 5,000 years, Onions have been used as medicine, food and even helped in Egyptian mummification.
The three most common onion colors are white, red and yellow. Onions are easy to grow, store and are cheap and full of flavour, making them very popular across the world. China consumes nearly 25% of the world’s onions every year.
These facts will interest you.
Most varieties of cheese on a pizza
The most varieties of cheese on a pizza is 834 was achieved by Morgan Niquet, François Robin and Julien Serri, during the SIRHA in Lyon, France on 25 September 2021
I spy with my little eye
Back in the 1960’s, Pizza was used in spying techniques, by the 113th Military Intelligence Unit. The US Army aimed to spy on politicians and reporters and politicians by using fake pizza deliveries.
A movie from 2011, Pizza Man, tells the story of a superhero pizza delivery guy who got his superpowers from genetically modified tomatoes, and uses them to save the world. Sounds legit.
Keen on seeing more than Pugliese pizza? We have plenty of other Vegetarian pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to make delicious pizzas at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most common pizza making questions.
Why is pizza called pie?
When Italian immigrants first started arriving in the USA during the late 1800s, they started selling pizza, which had plenty of similarities to a typical pie. A circular shape, a crust and sliced triangles. It didn’t take long for someone to start calling it “tomato pie”.
How to freeze pizza slices?
You can freeze pizza slices in small zip lock bags or plastic wrap, as long as it is air tight.
How long does a pizza take to cook?
A pizza can cook in as little as 90 seconds in a very hot pizza oven, or as long as 15-20 minutes in a typical kitchen oven. It also depends on the thickness of the base, and the amount of toppings included.
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