Anchovies on pizza? It’s a classic flavor combination that’s seriously good! Here’s how to make an Italian style anchovy pizza.
Anchovies on pizza? There’s a reason that real Italian pizza has anchovies: these little fish are chock full of savory, salty, umami flavor. What’s better than adding more savory and salty elements to a pizza? In addition to tasting great, anchovies are some of the most nutritious and sustainable fish on the planet: they’re full of Omega 3’s and protein. So why not add a few to your pizza? Anchovy pizza is a classic Italian dish that’s elegantly simple and perfect with a simple salad and a glass of wine. Keep reading for our best anchovy pizza recipe!
There are lots of ways to incorporate anchovies in your diet: but why not on a pizza? It’s a classic Italian way to bring salty, savory flavor to dishes, and this pizza totally delivers. So is anchovy pizza good? It’s seriously, good. It’s one of the most savory and delicious pizza flavors you’ll try! Here we’ve accessorized the anchovies with tangy Kalamata olives and the fresh bite of red onion. It’s elegant and sophisticated: serve it with a side salad and a glass of frose and you’ve got one fantastic meal.
- 1 ball Best Pizza Dough (or Food Processor Dough or Thin Crust Dough)
- 1/3 cup Best Homemade Pizza Sauce
- 2 to 3 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
- 6 anchovy fillets from a jar or can
- 8 Kalamata olives
- 1 handful thinly sliced red onion
- Parmesan or Pecorino cheese, for grating
- Semolina flour or cornmeal, for dusting the pizza peel
- Make the pizza dough: Follow the Best Pizza Dough recipe to prepare the dough. (This takes about 15 minutes to make and 45 minutes to rest.)
- Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 500°F. OR preheat your pizza oven (here’s the pizza oven we use).
- Make the pizza sauce: Make the 5 Minute Pizza Sauce.
- Prepare the toppings: If using fresh mozzarella cheese, slice it into 1/4 inch thick pieces (see the photo). If it’s incredibly watery fresh mozzarella (all brands vary), you may want to let it sit on a paper towel to remove moisture for about 15 minutes then dab the mozzarella with the paper towel to remove any additional moisture.
- Thinly slice the red onion.
- Bake the pizza: When the oven is ready, dust a pizza peel with cornmeal or semolina flour. (If you don’t have a pizza peel, you can use a rimless baking sheet or the back of a rimmed baking sheet. But a pizza peel is well worth the investment!) Stretch the dough into a circle; see How to Stretch Pizza Dough for instructions. Then gently place the dough onto the pizza peel.
- Spread the pizza sauce over the dough using the back of a spoon to create a thin layer. Add the mozzarella cheese, anchovy fillets, Kalamata olives and red onion. Top with a thin layer of grated Parmesan or Pecorino cheese.
- Use the pizza peel to carefully transfer the pizza onto the preheated pizza stone. Bake the pizza until the cheese and crust are nicely browned, about 5 to 7 minutes in the oven (or 1 minute in a pizza oven). Slice into pieces and serve immediately.
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