4 Ways To Add More Flavor To Your Pizzas

Here we show you 4 ways to add more flavor to your pizzas so that you can make them even more appetizing. You can even give them a novel touch. The idea is to take a base and dare to add several ingredients of your choice. 

Pizza is one of the most versatile dishes out there, it admits an unlimited variety of fillings. Different gastronomic cultures have contributed many ideas to pizza. In addition, the wide availability of ingredients from each region or country has produced delicious versions of this traditional menu.

On the other hand, another not very common variant occurs in the preparation of the dough with which the pizzas are prepared. Unprecedented flavors can be achieved by adding flavoring ingredients to the base batter.

Some believe that it is best if the pizza is filled in the traditional way, that is, with tomato, mozzarella cheese and oregano, the ingredients of the so-called Margarita pizza. However, the goal is to make the flavor added to the dough stand out, as if it has too much filling, it is diluted.

Adding more flavor to your pizzas in an original way and with a delicious result is something very simple to carry out. Write down the following tricks that we are going to offer you.

1. Pizza with tapenade

Tapenade pizza.

By adding the famous tapenade cream to the pizza dough, a darker dough is obtained that preserves the main flavors of this Provencal touch, such as capers, anchovies and black olives.


  • Base dough for pizza.
  • Tapenade cream.
  • Filling: tomato, mozzarella cheese and oregano.

For the tapenade cream

  • 1 clove garlic.
  • 10 black olives.
  • 3 fillets of anchovies in oil.
  • 1 tablespoon of capers (15 g).
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme (3-5 g).
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil (30 mL).


  1. Prepare the tapenade by mixing all the ingredients in a blender or mortar.
  2. Finish the preparation of the dough by mixing it with the tapenade until it is completely integrated.
  3. Place the fillings and bake as usual.

2. Seeds and nuts to add flavor to your pizzas

When preparing the dough with seeds and nuts, a contrast is achieved between the softness and the little crunchy bits. Ingredients will be added according to the number of diners and preferences.

  • Base dough for pizza
  • Mix of seeds: flax, sesame, sunflower, poppy, pumpkin, chia, etc.
  • Finely chopped nuts: almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, etc.
  • Filling: tomato, mozzarella cheese and oregano.


  1. Finish the preparation of the dough by mixing it with the seeds and nuts until they are completely integrated.
  2. Place the fillings and bake as usual.

3. Sourdough Pizza

Another way to add flavor to your pizzas is to make the dough with slow fermentation, which gives it a different flavor. In addition, this dough is thick but crunchy at its base. Below we will tell you what are the ingredients you will need.

For the ferment

  • 300 g of flour (1 1/2 cup).
  • 20 g of yeast (1 sachet).
  • 300 mL of water (1 1/2 cup).

For the mass

  • 20 g of salt (2 tablespoons).
  • 700 g of flour (3 1/2 cups).
  • 20 g of sugar (2 level tablespoons).
  • 350 mL of water (one and a half cups).
  • 60 mL of olive oil (4 tablespoons).

For the filling

  • Tomato, mozzarella cheese and oregano (to taste).


  1. Ferment. Dissolve the yeast in the water. Mix the flour with the yeast and water in a bowl. A moist dough will be obtained. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and rest for 2 hours.
  2. Mass. Beat all the ingredients of the dough, including the ferment, in a blender for approximately seven minutes. Cover again with plastic and put in the fridge for 36 hours. Finish making the pizza in the usual way.

4. Pizza Chicago

This pizza from the homonymous North American city has corn flour in its dough, which makes it thicker and more filling than the traditional one. The ingredients you will need will be the following:

For the mass

  • 1 teaspoon of salt (5 g).
  • 130 mL of water (1/2 cup).
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar (5 g).
  • 1 teaspoon of yeast (5 g).
  • 200 g of wheat flour (1 cup).
  • 1 tablespoon of melted butter.
  • 30 g of corn flour (3 tablespoons).

For the filling (quantities according to preferences)

  • Cheese mix: mozzarella, parmesan and yellow.
  • Ketchup.
  • Oregano.
  • Salami.


  1. Mix all the ingredients of the dough.
  2. Oil the dough and reserve it covered with plastic until it doubles in size.
  3. Roll out and flatten the dough to about a centimeter thick.
  4. Spread butter over the dough and roll it up. Crush it again with the rolling pin. Do this several times (roll it up and squish it). Finally, make a ball and let it rest covered for half an hour.
  5. Give the dough the expected size and shape and fry it a little in oil so that the base is toasted.
  6. Pre bake it for five minutes.
  7. Fill in the following order: first the cheese (another feature of this recipe), then the tomato sauce, oregano and salami.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes.

Finally, as you have seen, adding flavor to your pizzas is quite simple. Add the ingredient that you like the most and enjoy this delicious dish.

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