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Homemade Octopus Mini Pizzas

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When you’re looking for an informal meal, a meal to share, or on a day where you don’t have a lot of time to cook, pizza is always a great option.

America is a paradise for pizza-lovers, with very diverse local varieties such as the large and extra-thin New York-style pizza and the intense Chicago’s deep dish pizza, among many others.

Apart from such different styles, innovative ingredients have been added… Did you know, for instance, that pepperoni was famously added to pizza in America in the 1950s?

If your are into this idea of exploring unexpected ingredients to pizza, but also if you want guaranteed success, we propose octopus, it’s delicious!

Here’s the recipe to make eight mini pizzas with octopus, cheese, and a hint of paprika.

  • To share: Serves 2-3

  • Difficulty: Low

  • Time: 30 min + 60 min (resting)

  • Serve as: Dinner/Appetizer

  • Calories: 285 Kcal/serving

OCTOPUS MINI PIZZAS WITH CHEESE

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients for 8 mini pizzas:

1 package

1 package el Rey del Pulpo precooked half octopus

10.5 oz cheese

1 small jar tomato sauce

Sweet paprika

Oregano

Olive oil

For the mini pizza dough:

1 2/3 cups bread flour

1/2 cup lukewarm water

precooked half octopus

10.5 oz cheese

1 small jar tomato sauce

Sweet paprika

Oregano

Olive oil

For the mini pizza dough:

1 2/3 cups bread flour

1/2 cup lukewarm water

INSTRUCTIONS

  • To make the mini pizza dough, first dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water and allow to sit for 10 minutes to activate.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour and salt, then add the water and yeast and mix well.
  • Tip the dough out onto a floured work surface. Knead for 5 to 10 minutes until the dough is smooth.
  • Place in a greased bowl, cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap, and leave to rise for about 1 hour.
  • While the dough is rising, slice the octopus tentacles and shred the cheese.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Once the mini pizza dough is ready, punch down the dough, divide into 8 equal portions and shape into balls.
  • Stretch out the dough to form the mini pizzas and place on parchment paper.
  • Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce on each mini pizza and sprinkle a bit of oregano.
  • Top with the shredded cheese and octopus slices.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven, drizzle lightly with olive oil, sprinkle with sweet paprika, and serve.

A FEW TIPS TO MAKE DELICIOUS OCTOPUS MINI PIZZAS

Use any cheese you like, or a mix, just make sure they melt well.

Want to give your mini pizzas a bit of a kick? Use a spicy, chili-infused olive oil, or use hot paprika instead of sweet paprika.

If you’re short on time and want to make this mini pizza recipe even easier, you can buy refrigerated pizza dough or mini pizza crusts at any supermarket.

Would you like to try other easy, tasty recipes with octopus and cheese? Try octopus on toast, octopus and shrimp pizza, stuffed empanadas, or nachos with octopus.

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