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Nduja pizza with Castello® cubed mozzarella

Nduja pizza with Castello® cubed mozzarella

Cook 20 min 4 servings

Let your tastebuds travel to Italy with this easy-to-make nduja pizza recipe perfect for indulgent weeknight dinners. Experience the surprising sensation of spicy nduja sausage, rich cheese, tangy lemon zest, and classic tomato sauce with garlic and oregano combined to create a flavour-packed meal.

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  • 4 dl tomato paste
  • 1 big garlic clove
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 x 150 g pizza dough
  • 360 g Castello® Pizza Cheese 180g
  • 150 g nduja
  • 1 red onion in thin slices
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • Your choice of herbs, e.g., basil or oregano


1. Preheat the oven with a baking sheet to 250°C.

2. Mix tomato passata, grated garlic, oregano, black pepper, and salt.

3. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface.

4. Spread the tomato sauce over the pizza and sprinkle with cheese.

5. Place small pieces of nduja over the pizza.

6. Place the pizza on the hot baking sheet and bake it in the oven until it is crispy, and the cheese is golden brown.

7. Top the hot pizza with fresh onion and lemon zest.


1. Garnish with your favourite herbs, such as basil and oregano, and enjoy every slice of this cheesy and spicy combination!

Spicy nduja pizza with lemon zest and herbs

Elevate your everyday pizzas with new flavour combinations. Spicy, spreadable pork salami lets you upgrade your pizza moments by adding a delicious heat that pairs wonderfully with a crisp crust, flavourful tomato sauce, and indulgent cheese. Sprinkling the freshly baked perfection with your favourite herbs like basil and oregano, lemon zest, and onion brightens it, allowing its toppings to shine. In the mood for more Italian? Then try our classic cheesy lasagne , or fig and kale pizza !

Create a true flavour explosion

If using delectable nduja sausage on pizza does not make your tastebuds tingle enough, consider how a sprinkle of chilli flakes can add both heat and texture. Olives marinated in chilli can also add a bit of a kick. Their natural saltiness makes them a great pairing for the rich sausage which you can also balance nicely with cremini or portobello mushrooms that add deep savoury, earthy notes.

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

To easily transfer your pizza to the hot baking sheet, prepare it on a piece of parchment paper. Simply slide the parchment paper onto the hot baking sheet. This prevents any topping spillage or dough misshape, ensuring a beautifully round and even pizza!

  • What is nduja?

    Nduja is a fiery Calabrian masterpiece, a spreadable salami that packs a punch. Made from a blend of pork, fat, and a generous helping of red chilli peppers, it is the epitome of spicy indulgence. Whether melted into pasta sauces or dolloped on pizzas, nduja elevates any dish with its lingering spice.

  • What goes with nduja on pizza?

    Essential nduja pizza toppings include a simple tomato sauce base that allows the flavour of the spreadable sausage to stand out. To balance its spiciness, it is often paired with a mild cheese like mozzarella. It is also delicious with sweet and mild vegetables like onion, pepper, and courgette. Finally, fresh herbs and a sprinkle of lemon zest can add a fresh, contrasting note.

  • How spicy is an nduja pizza?

    Traditional nduja is made with Calabrian chilli peppers, lending the salami a noticeable but balanced heat. Spread on pizzas, it imparts a warm, lingering spiciness that most consider moderate to high–spicy but not overwhelming. Cheese and tomato sauce can temper the heat, especially if a mild, rich cheese such as mozzarella is used.