Loretta Sebastiani

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Pizza with tuna and onions
( Pizza con tonno e cipolle )

Authentic Italian recipe

difficulty: medium

time: preparation: 20 minutes
plus rising time
cooking: about 20 minutes
total time: 40 minutes

calories: 839 (kCal)

Ingredients / Serves 4

  • Pizza dough for 4 people
  • For the topping
  • 400 g (14 oz) puréed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons dried chives
  • 2 160 g (5 1/2 oz) cans tuna in oil
  • 4 or 5 fresh young onions, finely sliced
  • 250 g (8 1/2 oz) mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
medium difficulty
preparation: 20 minutes
plus rising time
cooking: about 20 minutes
total time: 40 minutes
How many calories in a serving?
Calories: 839 (kcal) 42 % - 3510 (kJ)
Protein: 44.0 (g) 88 % GDA
Total fat: 27.6 (g) 40 % GDA
Total carbohydrate: 110.5 (g) 41 % GDA
Sugars: 15.9 (g) 18 % GDA

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There is another version of this pizza; in fact if you use only onions you prepare a pizza from Apulia (pugliese pizza).
If you want, you can prepare pizza dough following our instructions but you can also buy ready dough. If you choose our version you have less fat and calories. Nutrition facts are calculated with our version.
Prepare the dough and let it rise in a warm place.
Then divide the dough into four pieces and, on a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece. You can obtain the shape you want: rectangular or round. This amount of dough is enough for four 30 cm (12in) round baking sheets if you like crunchy pizza but if you prefer soft pizza use only two baking sheets.
Oil the baking sheets with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Transfer every portion of the dough to a baking sheet.
Prepare the tomato sauce: dress the puréed tomatoes with the remaining olive oil and chives; season to taste with salt and stir. Spread the tomato sauce to within 1/2 inch (1,2 cm) of the rim. Allow to rise about 20 minutes in a warm place
Preheat oven to 220°C (425°F). Arrange the onion slices on the surface. Drain tuna in oil very well and crumble it with a fork; put the tuna on the surface too. Bake your pizza for about 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile grate the mozzarella cheese; then remove baking sheets from the oven and arrange the mozzarella cheese on the top. Bake again for about 5 minutes. Cooking times are indicative; everyone can adjust them to his oven.

Serve hot or warm.

If you want to learn how to make pizza dough very well, consult our instructions. A rich sequence of photos explain to you how to prepare a perfect dough step-by-step.