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Homemade Anchovy Pizza

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  • Author: Hazel Roddy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Pizza with anchovies? It’s a traditional flavor combination that’s unbelievably delicious! Here’s how to create an anchovy pizza in the Italian style.




  1. Make the pizza dough: To make the dough, use the Best Pizza Dough recipe. (This takes approximately 15 minutes to prepare and 45 minutes to rest.)
  2. Preheat the oven to 500°F with a pizza stone. Alternatively, preheat your pizza oven (here’s the one we use).
  3. Make the pizza sauce: Follow the recipe for the 5 Minute Pizza Sauce.
  4. Make the toppings: If using fresh mozzarella cheese, cut it into 14-inch-thick slices (see the photo). If the fresh mozzarella is extremely watery (all brands differ), you may want to let it sit for about 15 minutes on a paper towel to reduce moisture before dabbing the mozzarella with the paper towel to remove any further moisture.
  5. Red onion, thinly sliced.
  6. When the oven is hot enough, coat a pizza peel with cornmeal or semolina flour. (If you don’t have a pizza peel, use a rimless baking sheet or the back of a rimmed baking sheet; nevertheless, a pizza peel is well worth the investment!) Stretch the dough into a circle; for directions, see How to Stretch Pizza Dough. Then, carefully transfer the dough to the pizza peel.
  7. Spread the pizza sauce over the dough in a thin layer with the back of a spoon. Combine the mozzarella cheese, anchovy fillets, Kalamata olives, and red onion in a mixing bowl. Add a thin layer of grated Parmesan or Pecorino cheese on top.
  8. Transfer the pizza to the hot pizza stone using the pizza peel. Bake the pizza for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the cheese and dough are well browned (or 1 minute in a pizza oven). Serve immediately after slicing into pieces.


No notes.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 8 servings
  • Calories: 108kcal
  • Sugar: 1.3g
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Fat: 2.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 179g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 83g
  • Cholesterol: 155mg

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