Spanish Pizza with Chorizo and Manchego

Traditional Spanish ingredients inspired this pizza. Be sure to buy Spanish chorizo, a ready-to-eat cured sausage, rather than fresh Mexican chorizo.

INGREDIENTS:
  • For the dough:
  • Use this crust recipe
  • For the sauce:
  • Use this sauce recipe
  • For the pizza:
  • 4 oz. Manchego cheese, grated
  • 1/4 small red or Spanish onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 roasted piquillo peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, very thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup manzanillo olives or other green Spanish olives, pitted and halved
  • 3 oz. Spanish chorizo, thinly sliced
YIELD: one 12 inch pizza
COURSE: Pizza
CUISINE: Italian
Prep Time: 30 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Total Time: 40 min
DIRECTIONS:
  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a 12-inch round and transfer to a floured pizza peel. Spread the tomato sauce over the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border uncovered. Sprinkle with the cheese, then top with the onion, peppers, olives, and chorizo.
  2. Transfer the pizza to the pizza oven. Bake until crisp and browned. This will take about 12 minutes in a 475 degree F oven or 6 minutes in a 570 degree F premium oven, rotating the pizza as needed to ensure even browning.
  3. Transfer to a cutting board: let cool for 2 minutes. Cut into slices and serve immediately