Portuguese Chorizo Pizza Recipe

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Portuguese Chorizo Pizza

Kathy D


This is an Emeril Lagasse recipe for some great pizza with a Portuguese influence. Upon researching, I found that chorizo is commonly used in both Portugul and the Azores Islands. This pizza is hand-formed and meant to be very rustic. Enjoy!

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2 - 10 inch pizzas


20 Min


20 Min




pizza dough
1 c
tomato sauce
1/2 lb
smoked chorizo sausage, sliced
8 oz
good melting cheese (you can use the stand-by mozzarella if you'd like), grated

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

Pull apart and gently stretch pizza dough into 6 inch rounds. (Making 2 pizzas.)
Put each 6 inch round of pizza dough on a separate greased baking sheet or pizza stone. Pat each out to a 10 to 12 inch round, about 1/8 inch thick.
Spread 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce on top of each round, leaving about a 1 inch border. Arrange the chorizo on top of the sauce and top with a thin layer of the cheese.
Bake the pizzas until they are golden brown and the cheese is bubbly - approx. 20 minutes., switching the pans from top to bottom after about 10 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pizza
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Portugese