Spanish Chorizo and Serrano Ham Pizza Recipe

Spanish Chorizo and Serrano Ham Pizza
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Yield: 1 pizza
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
4705 Calories
313g Fat
157g Carbs
313g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 4705
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 313g 401%
Saturated Fat 181g 903%
Cholesterol 906mg 302%
Sodium 11481mg 499%
Total Carbohydrate 157g 57%
Dietary Fiber 13g 48%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 313g
Vitamin C 163mg 815%
Calcium 7278mg 560%
Iron 15mg 82%
Potassium 2623mg 56%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Pizza is very popular all over the world, including Spain. As in Italy, pizza served in Spain has a 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. Other optional toppings might include:

Serve 6-8 as a tapa, or 4 as a main course.


  • 2 pounds pizza dough

  • 15 ounces tomato pizza sauce, or sofrito

  • 15 ounces artichoke hearts, drained, without oil and seasonings

  • 12 ounces roasted red peppers, drained

  • 4 to 6 ounces dry cured Spanish chorizo

  • 2 to 3 ounces Serrano ham, thinly sliced

  • 8 to 10 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated

  • 8 to 10 ounces provolone cheese, grated

  • 20 fresh basil leaves

Steps to Make It

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.

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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