Created in Italy, this Schiacciata pizza is a delightful meat pizza you should taste.
Made as shown, this type of pizza gives an amazing flavor, matching the utopian aroma to enjoy.
Ensure you choose high quality toppings and add them to the perfect crust for you and friends to savor a perfect pizza meal.
If you’re in the mood for a Meat pizza with Olive Oil sauce then this could be your next favorite.
Pizza is the perfect food for any meal of the day, but it’s especially great for lunch and dinner. For lunch, it’s a quick and easy option that will fill you up and give you the energy you need to power through the rest of your day. Plus, with so many toppings to choose from, you’ll never get bored of having pizza for lunch.
For dinner, it’s a classic comfort food that brings people together. Whether you’re having a casual dinner with friends or a formal dinner with family, pizza is a crowd-pleaser that everyone can enjoy. And let’s not forget that pizza is customizable, you can make it as healthy or indulgent as you want.
You can add vegetables for a more balanced meal or go for a classic pepperoni for a satisfying cheesy bite. Overall, pizza’s versatility, convenience, and tastyness make it the perfect food for lunch and dinner.
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.
Schiacciata Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade Schiacciata Pizza either in your pizza oven or your kitchen oven.
Schiacciata Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you will be creating. 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
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 2 teaspoons table salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
Schiacciata Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
Olive Oil Pizza Sauce
- 1 clove of Garlic
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- Salt to taste
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 Schiacciata 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 glass or plastic container. Let stand for approximately 5 minutes.
- Add salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow well in the middle and gently 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.
- Divide dough mix into equal amounts, now roll out the bases to the desired size.
- Sprinkle some flour on work surface before rolling out dough to prevent any sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Olive Oil Method
Purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local supermarket, It takes around five minutes to make this yummy pizza sauce following the simple steps below.
- Using garlic press, add to small bowl.
- Add oil, oregano and salt.
- Stir everything together.
- May put in fridge or use immediately.
Try something new by using a pesto sauce or adding a little pesto to your sauce for a unique flavor experience.
Preparing Schiacciata Pizza
Switch oven on to at least 450 degrees and preheat for at least 30 minutes.
Stretch out dough into a circle, on a floured surface.
If you are using a pizza steel or stone, make sure it is preheating in oven.
Now it’s time to add the sauce. This recipe calls for Olive Oil. Spread the Olive Oil around the pizza base, leaving a gap at edges.
Add your ingredients in size, from the largest to smallest.
Cheese should be sprinkled on at the end.
Toppings for this pizza are;
I find this pizza tasty on its own, or why not try it with other pizza types?
Put the Schiacciata pizza on the middle shelf in oven, and wait ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open the door and check the pizza.
This pizza should take approximately 15 minutes, however allow it to cook to personal taste.
Salami is a cured Sausage made of air dried, fermented meat, usually pork. The word Salami, however, has been around for centuries and derives from the Italian word “salume”, which means all types of salted meat.
Historically, Salami was popular among peasants in Europe, because it could be stored for up to 45 days at room temperature once cut, which helped during difficult times of getting fresh meat.
When making Schiacciata Pizza, I suggest you just use what you have available, without spending any money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…
You will find having a seive such a useful element for all your baking, not just for pizza. It’s great to filter all flours through a fine mesh sieve before adding to recipes.
A pizza peel aka paddle is a crucial tool for those who are making pizza often.
The one kitchen tool every adult should have in their drawer. See our article on how to cut pizza for the various cutting tools.
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.
Leftovers after the meal? Here are some tips.
Chill in the fridge
You can keep pizza in plastic wrap or a container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
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.
How to reheat
There are many ways to reheat pizza. We cover seven of them in this article.
Keen on seeing more than Schiacciata 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!
How long to cook a pizza?
It can take anywhere form a few minutes to 20 minutes to cook a pizza, depending on the temperature and heating device used.
Can I put foil on a pizza stone before making pizza?
No. The pizza stone needs to be in contact with the pizza base for it to do its job effectively. It helps absorb moisture from the dough and heat it evenly. Putting foil between the dough and stone will prevent that from happening properly.
What to serve with pizza at a party?
Pizza goes really well with garlic bread, salads and pasta. In fact, you can serve just about any party food with pizza, and it would work.
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