Hot Pickled Pepper Homemade Pizza

At My Husband Makes Pies, we constantly strive to play with unconventional toppings for our pizza creations. This week, it’s all about the fusion of spicy pickled peppers, salami, and our classic duo of fresh and low-moisture mozzarella.

Pickled peppers, especially jalapeños, have been a staple in many pantries and cuisines around the world. They bring a tangy heat, which is further intensified when paired with the saltiness of salami. Our choice of pickled jalapeños is homemade, though store-bought varieties are absolutely perfect too. This combination elevates the tomato base with its vibrant acidity, while oregano adds that touch of herbaceous freshness. The drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) gives this pizza a smooth finish, rounding off the flavours.

Together, the spicy pickled peppers, salami, and double mozzarella create a robust and enticing flavour profile. This pickled pepper pizza is perfect for those who love a bit of spice, and while it stays mostly traditional, it offers a unique kick.

Pickeled Peppers Pizza | Pickled Chilli Pizza
Pickeled Peppers Pizza | Pickled Chilli Pizza
Pickeled Peppers Pizza | Pickled Chilli Pizza

Pickled Pepper Homemade Pizza

The pickled peppers bring a tangy spiciness, beautifully complementing sweet and savoury flavours of the salami. Combined with the melty goodness of dual mozzarellas, this pizza bursts with an exciting mix of flavours and textures.
To create this pickled pepper and salami pizza, all you need are a handful of ingredients and a bit of time to prep the base and toppings. Dive into our easy-to-follow guide, and you'll be savoring a slice of this spicy and tangy delicacy in no time. Bon appétit! And as always, browse through our collection of homemade pizza recipes for more innovative pie ideas!
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 sauce ladel
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving


  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • 1 ladle of pizza sauce
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Low moisture mozzarella cheese
  • Salami (hot if you're after a really fiery slice)
  • Pickled jalapenos
  • Dried oregano
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Sauce: We recommend our standard pizza sauce which is versatile, simple to make and is perfect for Neapolitan style pizzas. Spice up this sauce however you like, remember the best part about making pizza is the creative process!
  • 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 into medium-sized pieces. Set aside.
  • Prepare Pickled Peppers: Now, onto the pickled peppers! We used homemade ones, but store-bought peppers work just as well. Remove them from the jar, simply cut off the tops (we prefer the look of whole peppers), and set them aside to drain on a paper towel.
  • 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: To assemble the pizza, start by spreading a ladle of sauce in a circular motion, starting from the center of the dough and working your way outwards. Next, evenly distribute pieces of mozzarella cheeses across the dough. Layer on the salami slices, followed by the pickled jalapenos. Finish with a sprinkle of oregano and a drizzle of EVOO.
  • 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 the pizza is ready, take it out of the oven and transfer it to a serving board. Give it a light sprinkle of oregano, and it's ready to enjoy!

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