The Best Diavola Pizza Recipe

Prep time

10 min

Cook time

70 seconds



If you’ve found yourself on this recipe page it is most likely because you’ve got a devilish desire for hot spicy food so let’s talk a little bit about what makes a classic Diavola and ways you can take your Diavola pizza to the next level!


The Diavola pizza is said to originate from the Campania region of Italy where there are a wide variety of spiced charcuterie. The name Diavola translates as the devil’s pizza and is one of the most popular pizzas around the world loved for its fiery heat.


First off, let’s consider the key components of a Diavola. You have a tomato base, a spicy meat element and a number of spicy components to bring texture and depth of flavour to the equation.

Below we’ve given you the basic Diavola recipe, featuring Spianata Picante, a beautiful Calabrian cured salami which has fennel and sharp notes that deliver a more complicated flavour profile than a commercially processed pepperoni, then we’ve added a pork sausage to ramp up the meat-y aspect. Kalamata olives bring a sharp piquant flavour that compliments the spianata and the whole ensemble is enhanced with the addition of chilli flakes.


But of course, as with any recipe the beauty is in its flexibility. For a Diavola pizza as long as you follow the basic principles you can have a lot of fun and get quite geeky with the variations of the theme.

Diavola Pizza Ingredients

  • 5oz / 150ml San Marzano Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan
  • 3oz / 60g Fior Di Latte Mozzarella
  • 6 Slices of Spicy Salami
  • 1 Meaty Pork Sausage
  • 1 Handful of Kalamata Olives
  • 2 tsp Chili Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil

Diavola Pizza Directions

Step 1

Spread the tomatoes on the pizza to form a base

Step 2

Break the spicy salami into pieces on the pizza.

Step 3

Remove the pork sausage from the case and crumble the meat over the pizza.

Step 4

Add chili flakes to taste. (If you prefer less spicy, skip the flakes)

Step 5

Add the black olives and sprinkle with olive oil

Step 6

Add the mozzarella and sprinkle with parmesan cheese

Step 7

Bake to perfection in the Revolve for 70 seconds.

Make it your own!

What are your favourite spicy ingredients? Can you think of ways to create different Diavola’s from around the world? How about a Mexican diavola pizza featuring a spicy salsa base replacing the traditional San Marzano tomato base, replacing the salami with Mexican Longaniza, and finishing with finely diced charred jalepenos. Or a Thai Diavola with a Nam Prik Pao infused tomato base, Thai spiced lime leaf infused sausage and fresh bird’s eye chillies. You get the idea! Diavola pizza is not simply one recipe it’s a philosophy of combining cured spicy meat and chili, you can use your creativity to really make it sing.

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