This Salami Pizza is loaded with lots of cheese, banana peppers, onions, garlic, and fresh basil. It’s a a delicious way to use random bits salami and the possibilities are endless. Pepperoni could also be used in its place.
What is Salami Pizza made of?
To make the best salami pizza, you should start with your favorite pizza dough.
If you're into making it yourself, go for it! Otherwise, you can do as I do and buy a ball of dough from your favorite pizza shop.
After you've got your dough, you'll want to add pizza sauce, low moisture mozzarella, fresh mozzarella, salami, banana peppers, onions, garlic, basil and parmigiano.
It's a delicious combo that you will love!
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Pizza Dough - You can use store bought or homemade.
- Pizza Sauce - You can use store bought pizza sauce, marinara, vodka sauce or any other tomato sauce you have on hand.
- Low Moisture Mozzarella - This is one of the best cheeses for pizza because it doesn't get watery or too oily. It's the shredded mozzarella you find in the sliced cheese section of the grocery store.
- Fresh Mozzarella - Since fresh mozzarella is very wet, it's best to just use a tiny bit of it. You can leave it off if you don't have any!
- Salami - Any type of salami will work perfectly! If you don't have salami you can most certainly swap it out for pepperoni.
- Banana Peppers - You could use jalapenos for heat or bell peppers for a less spicy approach if you don't have banana peppers.
- Onion - Any type of onion will work or you could use shallots.
- Garlic - I recommend fresh sliced garlic but the jarred minced kind work well, too.
- Basil - Fresh basil is always best! If you don't have any, you could sub it for dried oregano.
- Parmigiano - Any kind of parmesan works well for finishing your pizza.
How to make Salami Pizza
Making a salami pizza is super easy!
First preheat oven and pizza stone to 500F degrees.
Next, roll out your pizza dough and pat it into the shape of your pizza stone or whatever baking dish you’re using.
Pull out the heated pizza stone (or whatever you’re using to bake the pizza) and sprinkle with a little bit of cornmeal (optional but helps it not to stick). Add the pizza dough and stretch to the ends of the stone.
Now cover the pizza with sauce leaving about a half inch around the border.
You can use as much sauce as you like as it's a preference type thing.
Next, add the low moisture mozzarella, the fresh mozzarella, the salami, banana peppers, onions, garlic and a pinch of salt.
Put the pizza in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the dough is done and the cheese has melted.
Remove the pizza from heat and let rest before slicing.
Top with fresh basil, parmigiano, and red pepper flakes if you like before serving.
Can you use salami on pizza?
You can absolutely use salami on pizza! It's very similar to pepperoni and is a great alternative to use if you don't have any.
Is Salami a good pizza topping?
Since Salami is so closely related to pepperoni, it is a great choice to use as a pizza topping.
It's got a ton of flavor from the pork, garlic, spices, wine and other seasonings which help add umami and texture - especially when it crisps up.
What type of salami is good on pizza?
I recommend using Genoa Salami on pizza but there are close to 300 varieties of salami and all of them are delicious!
Hard Salami is a popular choice for pizzas which is also delicious. It crisps up beautifully and adds a ton of flavor to pizza.
There are also other flavor profiles that you might find like fennel, black pepper or red wine. All of these are delicious choices.
What goes with salami pizza?
For starters, I'd make this cauliflower piccata, this florida cobb salad or even a burrata caprese.
I'd pair this dish with a big bowl of Rigtoni Campagnolo or some Caramelized Zucchini Pasta.
For dessert, try these viral tiktok Cinnamon Buns!
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- 1 ball store bought pizza dough
- 1 tbsp cornmeal *optional*
- 1.5 cups pizza sauce
- 1.5 cups low moisture mozzarella grated
- 4-5 oz fresh mozzarella hand torn into small bits
- 6-7 slices salami
- ⅓ cup banana peppers drained and patted dry
- ⅓ cup onion thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp olive lil
- 3 tbsp fresh basil
- 3 tbsp parmigiano grated
- kosher salt
- Preheat oven and pizza stone to 500F degrees.
- Roll out dough and pat it into the shape of your pizza stone or whatever baking dish you’re using.
- Pull out the heated pizza stone (or whatever you’re using to bake the pizza) and sprinkle with a little bit of cornmeal (optional but helps it not to stick). Add the pizza dough and stretch to the ends of the stone.
- Cover the pizza with sauce - as much or as little as you like.
- Add the low moisture mozzarella, the fresh mozzarella, the salami, banana peppers, onions, garlic and a pinch of salt. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the dough is done and the cheese has melted.
- Remove from heat and let rest before slicing.
- Top with fresh basil and parmigiano before serving.