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Spanish Chorizo and Serrano Ham Pizza Recipe


Easy Spanish Chorizo and Serrano Ham Pizza

Easy Spanish Chorizo and Serrano Ham Pizza

Lisa Sierra (c) 2011 Licensed to About.com Inc.
Pizza is very popular all over the world, including Spain. As in Italy, pizza served in Spain has thin crust and is not overloaded with toppings. Our tapa version of this pizza includes Spanish chorizo sausage and Serrano ham, which gives it a distinctly Spanish flavor. Optionally, spicy Spanish pork chunks also make a great topping. Serve 6-8 as a tapa, or 4 as a main course.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6-8 Tapa or 4 Main Dish Servings


  • 2 lb pizza dough
  • 15 oz tomato pizza sauce or sofrito
  • 1 can (15 oz/443 ml) artichoke hearts, drained (without oil and seasonings)
  • 1 jar (12 oz/354 ml) roasted red peppers, drained
  • 4-6 oz dry cured Spanish chorizo
  • 2-3 oz thinly sliced Serrano ham
  • 8-10 oz (226-283 gr) grated mozzarella cheese
  • 8-10 oz (226-283 gr) grated provolone cheese
  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • Other suggested optional toppings:
  • sliced, pitted black olives
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • fresh cheese, such as feta cheese
  • cooked picadillo, spicy pork chunks
  • cooked pinchos morunos, pork kabobs


Preparation Time Note: If preparing the dough from scratch, allow an hour for mixing and rising. If preparing the tomato sofrito sauce from scratch, allow 15-20 minutes cooking time.

Prepare pizza dough, or purchase pre-made dough. Cook the tomato sofrito sauce, or use prepared pizza sauce. Heat oven to 400F (200C) degrees.

Divide pizza dough into 8-10 pieces and roll out on a floured board (approximately 6-inch rounds). Transfer to pizza stones or cookie sheets.

Slice roasted peppers into long strips. Slice the Spanish chorizo sausage into thin rounds. Cut slices of Serrano ham into pieces no larger than 2-inch squares

Using a spoon, spread out the tomato sauce evenly over the small pizzas. Sprinkle the cheese, Serrano ham, chorizo sausage and other toppings on the pizzas.

Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes, until crust is lightly browned and cheese is bubbling. Remove and cut into quarters. Serve warm.

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