Spanish Chorizo Pizza with Manzanilla Olives

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Dinner, Main Course American/Italian
By Kelly Djalali Serves: 2-4
Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 Minutes

Using chorizo instead of pepperoni, in tandem with the manzanilla olives, gives a slightly different flavor profile that feels a little more grown up.


  • 1 Prepared Pizza Dough
  • 1/2 16-oz. Package of Sliced Fresh Mozzarella, torn into pieces (or fresh shredded low moisture mozzarella)
  • 4 oz. Sliced Spanish Chorizo
  • 1/4 cup Manzanilla Olives, sliced in half lengthwise
  • Shaved Manchego Cheese, to finish



Preheat oven to 450 degrees.


On a floured pizza peel, dust the dough with flour and create a crust around the perimeter of the dough and flatten down the center.


Stretch it out on the backs of your hands, left hand over right hand, until the dough is roughly 12-inches around.


Add more flour evenly on the peel and lay the dough on the peel.


First add mozzarella cheese, then evenly place chorizo to cover the mozzarella.


Scatter olives over pizza and bake for 15 minutes, until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.


When the pizza comes out, evenly scatter thin Manchego slices on pizza.