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Pizza rossa
Main dishes

Pizza rossa

Pizza rossa

This pizza can be found everywhere in Italy, in bakeries, on the street, and at family dinners. It's so simple to make and is perfect for happy hour with friends. A little light red wine like a Nerello Mascalese on the side and that's all you need!

Preparation 15 min
Cooking time 15-20
Portions 4-6

Note that the dough will need to rest about 1 hour and a half



  1. In a large bowl, combine warm water, yeast and honey, stir a few times and let rest for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup flour and ¼ cup olive oil. Mix again 3-4 times to combine well. Let rest again for 5 minutes.
  2. While stirring, incorporate the rest of the flour and salt. Once the dough is well mixed, transfer it to a floured work surface and knead 10 to 15 times, or until the dough has a smooth texture.
  3. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl and cover with a damp dish cloth. Let the dough rise for 1 hour, preferably in a warm part of the kitchen.
  4. After the hour, preheat the oven to 450 °. Oil a 9×13 sheet pan with sides, using half of the leftover oil.
  5. Transfer the dough to the sheet pan and spread it out until it is ½ inch thick. Using your fingers, nudge little holes here-and-there in the dough and drizzle with the remaining oil. Let dough rest another 20 minutes, time for it to rise lightly.
  6. Cover the dough with a jar of Stefano Faita pizza sauce and spread it evenly, before placing the pan in the oven.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Transfer the cooked pizza to a cooling rack and let rest before serving.