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Pizza salami: the recipe

 Pizza salami: the recipe

The salami pizza, a real classic that is still widely eaten. This pizza is popular for a reason and never disappoints. It is also easy to make yourself. In this blog we discuss the recipe for pizza salami.

Who invented the pizza salami?

The origin of pizza is not clear, but we do know that this delicious dish originated in the Mediterranean region. Thousands of years ago, round bread plates were served here to satisfy hunger.

The salami pizza originates from Naples in Italy. Here, in the 17th century, the bread plates were first topped with tomato, garlic, cheese and therefore salami.

Which salami is best on a pizza?

When you make pizza yourself, you can make it as crazy as you want. But what is the best salami for a pizza? Since this bread dish comes from Italy, Italian salami goes best with it. Get a piece of sausage from a deli and slice it yourself. This way you get slightly thicker slices and more flavor.

If you want to make a spicier salami pizza, it is best to use pepperoni. This is a sharper variant of the meat product and is made from pork and beef. Especially in the Netherlands we use this type of salami for our pizza. If you want to keep it Italian, you can go for salsiccia Napoletana piccante.


  • Flour: 450 grams
  • Instant yeast: 7 grams
  • Lukewarm water: 275 ml
  • Salt: 2 tsp
  • Onion: 1
  • Garlic: 1 clove
  • Olive oil: 1 tbsp
  • Tomato paste: 70 grams
  • Tomato cubes: 400 grams
  • Salami: 80 grams
  • Mozzarella: 250 grams
  • Oregano: 1 tsp
  • Sugar : 0.5 tsp

Step by step: how to make a pizza salami

How do you make your own pizza salami? Typically, you might buy a bottom at the store or use coupon codes to order from Dominos, New York Pizza, or Papa John's. But a pizza base is also great to make yourself. This takes some work, but then you also have something.

  • Mix the flour with the yeast and add the water while stirring. Mix until the dough is no longer sticky.
  • Knead the dough with your hands for about 4 minutes. Wrap it in cling film and put it in the fridge for 6 hours.
  • For the sauce: finely chop the onion and garlic and fry them in oil on the stove. Add the tomato puree and oregano and simmer for another 3 minutes.
  • When the sauce starts to simmer, add the tomato cubes and let the sauce cook for 5 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  • Let the dough come to room temperature and make a round of about 25 centimeters in diameter. You can probably make several pizzas.
  • Spoon a heaping tablespoon of sauce on the bottom and divide the salami and mozzarella over the pizza. Bake the pizza for about 15 minutes until it is golden yellow and cooked through.

As mentioned earlier, pizza salami is very popular. This is due to the different flavor profiles of the dish, think of the freshness of tomato and the sharpness of salami, and its simplicity. It is therefore not surprising that this is one of the most eaten pizzas.

Due to the popularity of the pizza salami or pizza pepperoni, it is not surprising that this pizza can be ordered from all major delivery services. For example, Dominos discount codes can be found on our website.


Although the origins of the salami pizza are not very clear, this dish remains extremely popular due to its surprising flavor profile. The dish is also easy to make yourself with the above recipe. Don't feel like baking or fancy a different pizza? Then look for discount codes for Dominos where you can also find other types of pizzas!