Chilli Prawn Pizza

Today, we’re exploring the depths of the ocean and the vibrancy of spice gardens to create an exquisite Chilli Prawn Pizza.

Prawns, known for their juicy and succulent texture, possess a delicate sweetness that pairs beautifully with a variety of aromatic herbs and spices. When cooked in extra virgin olive oil, with a hint of lemon, salt, and pepper, their flavor intensifies, becoming richer and more nuanced. The addition of fresh chillies introduces a fiery dimension, further enhancing the flavour profile of the dish.

The heat from the chillies is beautifully balanced by the creaminess of bocconcini, low moisture mozzarella, and grana padano cheeses. Spring onions add both crunch and freshness, while a sprinkle of oregano brings a hint of Mediterranean warmth. Finished with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a squeeze of lemon, this pizza encapsulates the essence of both sea and garden.

Homemade Chilli Prawn Pizza | Prawns on Pizza

Chilli Prawn Pizza

Juicy prawns and fiery chillies are the heroes of this pie. With the smooth balance of three cheeses and a zest of lemon, the flavour profile is both invigorating and harmonious. For those seeking a spicy and marine twist to their pizza, this is the choice for you.
To create this Chilli Prawn Pizza, you'll need a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time to prep the dough and toppings Follow our step-by-step instructions and you'll be indulging in a slice of this exciting and flavourful pizza in no time. Bon appétit! And don't forget to check out some of our other pizza recipes for inspiration for your next pie day!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza
Servings 2 people


  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving


  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese for this pizza we used bocconcini
  • Low moisture mozzarella cheese
  • Grana padano cheese
  • 8 – 10 medium size prawns
  • Fresh chillies
  • Spring onion
  • 1 lemon


  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Cheese: Place your fresh mozzarella in a container or bowl with a paper towel at the bottom to allow some of the water to drain. Tear both the fresh mozzarella and low moisture mozzarella cheeses into medium-sized pieces. Finely grate grana padano. Set aside.
  • Prepare Prawns: Heat a frying pan over medium heat, add extra virgin olive oil, prawns, season with salt and pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Cook the prawns until they turn pink and opaque. Remove tails and set aside.
  • Prepare Chillies: Finely slice your fresh chillies. Set aside.
  • Preheat Oven:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: Distribute fresh and low moisture mozzarella pieces across the base, ensuring they’re evenly spaced. The cheese pieces should be around 2 cm in diameter and at least 1.5 cms apart. Sprinkle grana padano and chilli slices, then evenly distribute the prawns. Sprinkle with oregano. Finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a squeeze of lemon.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If you're using an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.
  • Serving: Once done, remove the pizza from the oven and place it on a serving board. Now it's time to enjoy your hot, spicy chilli prawn pizza!

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