First made in Italy, this Salsiccia pizza is a appetizing meat pizza you will likely enjoy.
Carefully baked, the following pizza boasts an exquisite flavor with a sublime smell to delight you.
Make sure to purchase high quality toppings and pair these with a fantastic crust for your family to take part in a out of this world meal together.
If you have a taste for Meat pizzas with Tomato sauce then you’ll love this.
There are a lot of reasons why people find pizza so delicious! One of the main reasons is the combination of flavors and textures. The warm and gooey cheese, the tangy tomato sauce, and the crispy crust all come together to create a truly irresistible taste.
Another reason is that pizza is a very customizable food, you can put whatever toppings you like on it, whether it’s pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, or something else, there’s a pizza out there for everyone. Additionally, pizza is a comfort food for many people, it’s something that reminds them of home and family.
And, let’s not forget, pizza is a social food, it’s perfect to share with friends and family. All in all, pizza is delicious because it’s a perfect combination of flavors, textures and it’s a social food that many people enjoy.
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.
Salsiccia Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Salsiccia Pizza either in your wood fired pizza oven or your typical kitchen oven.
Salsiccia 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
- 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
Salsiccia Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Raddichio Trevisano
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 Salsiccia 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
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.
- 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.
If your sauce seems to runny, add some more tomato paste.
Preparing Salsiccia 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 Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato 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;
- Raddichio Trevisano
Whilst this pizza is flavorsome on its own, or why not with other pizzas as well?
Put the Salsiccia 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.
Fresh Mozzarella is typically white, however when seasoned it can change to light yellow, depending on the animal’s diet. Due to its high moisture content, it is traditionally served the day after it is made, however it can be kept in brine for a week, or even longer if packaged well.
Mozzarella was first cited in an Italian cookbook in 1570. Nowadays, Mozzarella can be twisted to form a plait, and called Treccia. You can also buy it as a smoked cheese, called Affumicata.
When making Salsiccia Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have already, and avoid spending a ton of money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…
OK, not really pizza related, but a good chef apron makes me feel the part when I am making my pizzas. I’d probably wear a chef hat if I got one too!
A pastry brush is vital if you need to ever coat your dough in water, oil, eggs or more. They are cheap to have and very handy to use.
If you ever coat your dough in water, oil, eggs or more, then you need a pastry brush. These brushes tend to be cheap to have and very handy to use.
Salsiccia, or Italian sausage, is a spiced sausage that can be cooked in a variety of ways, ranging from being diced and added to the top of the pizza before baking to being thinly sliced and thrown onto the pizza directly after it comes out of the oven.
The traditional Italian sausage is a mixture of pork and beef that has been seasoned with red pepper flakes, black pepper, salt and other herbs such as sage or oregano.
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.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to make delicious pizzas at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most common pizza making questions.
When to put basil on pizza?
Fresh Basil should be placed on top of the pizza after baking, a minute or two after it is taken from the oven. This way, it stays fresh and not burnt.
What is kosher pizza?
In Hebrew, “kosher” means fit or proper. Kosher pizza means fit for consumption by Jewish people. Most dough, sauce, and cheese can be kosher on a pizza.
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.
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