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Pizza à Portuguesa

A delicious pizza featuring hard-boiled eggs and savory Portuguese chouriço sausage as toppings, Pizza à Portuguesa is quick and easy to prepare, yet extremely flavorful-- ideal for sharing with family during a busy week, or with friends on the weekends.
Cuisine:Brazilian
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories288 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 12- inch/30.5 cm homemade or store-bought pizza crust (I used Mama Mary's thin and crispy crust)
  • Olive oil to brush crust and drizzle the pizza optional
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 8-10 thin slices deli smoked ham
  • 6-8 slices chouriço sausage stir-fried (optional)
  • 1 large tomato sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper small diced
  • 2 large hard-boiled eggs
  • 6-8 pitted black olives
  • Fresh oregano
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425º F/ 218º C (or at the temperature indicated on the package).
  •  Line a large, round baking sheet with parchment paper.

To make the Pizza a Portuguesa:

  • Brush one (12-inch) pizza crust with olive oil, if desired (It seals the crust and makes it crispier).  Spread the tomato sauce on top and then distribute the shredded cheese.  Overlap the ham in the center of the pizza, and arrange the slices of sausage (optional), tomato and onion.
  • Slice one of the hard-boiled eggs and reserve to decorate the pizza when it comes out of the oven. Chopped the yolk of the other hard-boiled egg and sprinkle in the center of the pizza. Decorate with black olives, sprinkle on the oregano, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 10 minutes (or follow instructions on the package of the pizza crust), remove from oven, and decorate with the slices of hard-boiled egg. Drizzle the pizza a portuguesa with a little bit of olive oil if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Chouriço is a Portuguese sausage made with pork, fat, wine, paprika and salt. It is stuffed into natural or artificial casings and slowly dried over smoke. It is similar to Spanish chorizo (the sweet one — not the spicy).  If chouriço is not available, you can use the sweet chorizo from Spain instead (not the one from Mexico because it contains different seasonings)

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 760mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 561IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 2mg
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