Originating from Denmark, this Shawarma pizza is a luscious meat pizza worth trying at home.
Created well, the following pizza gives a great flavor with a sublime aroma to enjoy.
Ensure you choose the best ingredients and pair these with a perfect base for your family to take part in a out of this world meal together.
If you enjoy a tasty Meat pizza using a Tomato sauce this could be the new love of your life.
Experimenting with pizza toppings is a great idea for a few reasons! First, it allows you to try new and exciting flavors. There are so many different toppings out there, from classic options like pepperoni and mushroom, to more unique options like pineapple and bacon.
Trying new toppings can open up a whole new world of taste sensations. Second, experimenting with toppings can help you discover new favorite combinations. You might be surprised at how well certain toppings go together. And third, it’s a great way to add some variety to your pizza routine.
If you always get the same topping on your pizza, experimenting with new toppings can make your pizza experience more exciting and enjoyable. So, if you’re tired of the same old pizza toppings, give experimenting a try! You might just discover your new favorite pizza.
Pizza in Denmark
Pizza in Denmark is becoming fairly common. The Danish love their Meat, fish and soups, which they combine with Potatoes, Beans, vegetables and fruits.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Denmark here.
Shawarma Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Shawarma Pizza whether it be in your wood oven or the oven in your kitchen.
Shawarma 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
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 2 tsps salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
Shawarma Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Grilled Beef
Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) tomatoes, whole or crushed
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 1/4 a small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
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 Shawarma 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.
- Whisk the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let the mixture stand for approx. five 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 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.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected 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.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Pizza sauce should be reasonably smooth.
- Let sit in the bowl for 5 minutes.
- Your pizza sauce is now ready to use.
- You can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Try using a pesto sauce, or adding a little pesto to your sauce for a new flavour.
Preparing Shawarma 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:
- Grilled Beef
Whilst this pizza is very good on its own, or why not make some homemade garlic bread as well?
Put the Shawarma pizza on the middle shelf in oven, and wait ten minutes.
After approximately 10 minutes, open oven door and check on pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
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 Shawarma Pizza, it’s always handy to have the right pizza making tools. Here’s the basic pizza tools that I always suggest…
Quality Food Containers
Leftovers need to go somewhere, and I don’t enjoy using aluminium foil or plastic wrap all the time. A couple of good air tight containers should be in every home.
Sometimes called a paddle or shovel, a pizza peel is a vital tool for those who make pizza regularly.
Wooden Rolling Pin
Many people prefer hand stretching, however every cook really should have a good wooden roller nearby too.
Chickens were first domesticated in Southeast Asia approximately 5,400 years ago. It’s true; Chickens really have been proven to be living descendants of dinosaurs. There are more chickens on earth than people, so watch out if they decide to take over!
Chicken is a healthy alternative to red meats. In every 100 grams of chicken, there are 38 grams of protein. Every year, the United States consumes approximately 15,000 metric tons of chicken.
Want to store some leftovers after your meal? Here are a few tips.
Chill in the fridge
You can keep pizza in plastic wrap or a container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
How to reheat
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.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some FAQ and their answers to the most common pizza making questions.
How do italians eat pizza?
Italians just about always eat pizza with a knife and fork. Pizza is to be enjoyed very hot, straight from the oven. If you try holding a slice, it will burn your hands, and waiting for pizza to cool down is just not an acceptable solution.
Why pineapple does not belong on pizza?
Pineapple belongs on pizza, in my personal opinion. It’s a weird debate which has enveloped the world. Each person has their own opinion. If you like it, eat it, if not, then don’t. Easy!
How much protein is in pizza?
Protein is an essential component of good health, and you should ensure that every meal has a protein source. The average pizza slice has 12 grams of protein, making it a good source for that day.
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