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!


★★★★★ 3 votes

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

How to Make Portuguese Chorizo Pizza


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

    Pull apart and gently stretch pizza dough into 6 inch rounds. (Making 2 pizzas.)
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!

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About Portuguese Chorizo Pizza

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

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