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Recipe: Pizza Würstel (with Frankfurter / Vienna Sausage)

Pizza Würstel might sound a bit strange to you at first, but this traditional Pizza topped with slices of Vienna Sausage is frankly quite popular in Italy! With its rich history and diverse flavours, pizza has become a beloved dish worldwide. Today, I’m introducing a Recipe for Pizza Würstel, featuring slices of Frankfurter / Wiener sausages, a tangy tomato sauce, and melty mozzarella cheese. This recipe promises to elevate your pizza experience to new heights, blending traditional Italian flavours with a hearty hint of central European flair.

Recipe: enjoy your own homemade Pizza Würstel

Another version of Pizza Würstel is “Pizza würstel e patatine“, a Pizza with Vienna Sausage and Potatoes, often in the form of fried french fries. You might want to try it the next time you’re in a Trattoria. And let’s make no secret out of this, Pizza with Würstel, and french fries, sounds like an ideal hungover foodstuff.

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pan frying sliced Vienna Sausage for Pizza Würstel
Pan-frying sliced Vienna Sausage for Pizza Würstel

Ingredients for one Würstel Pizza:

  • 1 pre-made pizza dough (store-bought or homemade(!))
  • 3 tablespoons tomato puree
  • Salt, to taste
  • Water, as needed, for the tomato sauce
  • 1 Frankfurter / Vienna sausage, sliced and pre-fried in a pan
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 ball mozzarella cheese
  • Optional: herbs like basil or oregano for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 220°C and lightly grease a baking sheet or pizza stone.
  2. Spread out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet or pizza stone.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the tomato puree with a pinch of salt. Add water as needed to achieve your desired consistency. Distribute the tomato sauce evenly over the prepared pizza dough, leaving a small border around the edges. Dust everything slightly with grated parmesan cheese.
  4. Arrange the sliced Frankfurter Wiener sausages on top of the parmesan and sauce, and the mozzarella cheese over the sausage slices.
  5. Place the pizza in the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly and melted. Once baked, remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing.
  6. Garnish with fresh herbs like basil or oregano if desired, then serve hot and enjoy the delicious fusion of flavours!

With its savoury sausage slices, tangy tomato sauce, and gooey mozzarella cheese, Pizza Würstel offers a delectable twist on the classic Italian dish. Whether you’re hosting a casual gathering with friends or simply craving a comforting meal, this recipe is sure to satisfy your culinary cravings and transport your taste buds on a flavorful journey.

Buon appetito!

Pizza Würstel with dipping oil
Pizza Würstel with dipping oil by Blog JoyDellaVita

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