Original Italian Pizza

Great recipe for a dinner party with friends.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 15 min. preparation time, 20 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 1079 / Protein 47g / Carbohydr. 140g / Fat 35g

Ingredients (2 servings)

280 gall-purpose flour
7 gdried yeast
150 mllukewarm water
4 tspsugar
20 mlolive oil
1garlic clove (small)
250 mlpuréed tomatoes (canned)
1 ballBuffalo mozzarella
1 buncharugula leaves
100 gParma ham
flour for work surface


kitchen towel, soup ladle, baking tray, oven, baking paper, mixer with dough hooks (optional), large bowl, cooking spoon, cutting board, small sauce pan, knife, rolling pin

Wine Tip

Primitivo, Chianti, 2009
This Italian red wine is a real classic and creates the perfect counterpart to traditional pizza. The characteristic cherry and blackberry aromas provide the particularly rich bouquet.

Step 1

Original Italian Pizza

For the dough, first mix flour, sugar, and salt. Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water and roughly knead with the flour mixture.

measuring cup, mixer with dough hooks (optional), large bowl

280 g all-purpose flour / 7 g dry yeast / 150 ml lukewarm water / 1 tsp sugar / 1 tsp salt

Step 2

Original Italian Pizza

Now add olive oil and work mixture into a smooth dough.

20 ml olive oil

Step 3

Original Italian Pizza

Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and allow to rise in a warm place for approx. 1 – 2 hours, until it has doubled in size.

kitchen towel

Step 4

Original Italian Pizza

For the sauce, finely dice garlic and onion.

cutting board, knife

1 garlic clove / 0.5 onion

Step 5

Original Italian Pizza

Next, sauté the onion and garlic in vegetable oil until translucent. Pour in the pureed tomatoes and season with sugar and a pinch of salt and pepper. Leave the sauce to reduce for approx. 5 – 7 min. on a low heat.

cooking spoon, small sauce pan

250 ml puréed tomatoes / 3 tsp sugar / salt / pepper

Step 6

Original Italian Pizza

Preheat oven to 180°C/ 355°F. Next, roll out the dough to be approx. 0.5 cm thin and place on a lined baking tray.

baking tray, oven, parchment paper, rolling pin

flour for work surface

Step 7

Original Italian Pizza

Spread the tomato sauce evenly on the dough.

soup ladle

Step 8

Original Italian Pizza

Now, cut the mozzarella into slices and lay them evenly across the pizza. Then, bake the pizza in a preheated oven at 180°C/355°F for approx. 20 – 25 min. until golden brown.

oven, cutting board, knife

1 ball Buffalo mozzarella

Step 9

Original Italian Pizza

As soon as the pizza is finished, cover with arugula leaves and Parma ham. Quarter figs and distribute over the pizza . Enjoy served warm.

cutting board, knife

1 bunch arugula leaves / 100 g Parma ham / 3 figs