Tuna Fish Pizza – Pizza al Tonno Recipe with original Tips from Italy



My Tuna Pizza recipe I show you in this post. Fingers away from the ready-made pizza, the homemade pizza still tastes best!

Get inspired here and bake your tuna pizza yourself with the following step by step instructions. 

1. Bake your own tuna pizza, the most important tips at a glance

How does the pizza work perfectly in the home oven? I keep stumbling over this question. Here are my tips for an authentic, perfect pizza baking result….

  1. Get baking paper or coated pizza trays.
  2. A pizza stone is a great thing, but you need some practice in handling.
  3. To prepare the yeast dough, preheat the oven to 30°C, the dough can then rise wonderfully in the oven and unfold its excellent aroma.
  4. Preheat the oven to bake pizza at at least 220°C, a real pizza oven will reach temperatures in the range of 300°C.
  5. The best step to baking pizza is from my experience hot air in combination with top/bottom heat.

Why top/bottom heat with hot air? Because in a real pizza oven there is not only high heat but also a stream of air.

Let the yeast dough rise overnight in the refrigerator: Prepare the dough the day before and let it rest in the refrigerator for 24-36 hours. Italian pizza bakers prepare the dough this way.

Let us now take care of the preparation…

Pizza toppings before baking, ideas for the pizza topping.

You can add other ingredients such as artichoke hearts, mushrooms and basil to the pizza. The picture shows my vegetable pizza.

Pizza tuna before baking.

The tuna pizza, classic topped with tomato sauce, canned tuna, onions, cheese and peppers…

2. Tuna Pizza Recipe

The homemade yeast dough is the best pizza dough for me. I always let the dough go twice. The first time after mixing the ingredients, the second time when the pizza dough is on the tray. Below are all the preparation steps with photos and tips… Questions about pizza preparation can be answered via the comment function at the end of the page.

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5 from 4 votes
Tuna Fish Pizza with Onions and homemade Rosemary Oil
Prepare your own pizza tuna or pizza al tonno step by step. Instructions by professional chef Thomas Sixt. Successful safe Cehfkoch recipe.
Prep Time17 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time1 hr
Cuisine: Italian Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 4 Portions
Calories: 2063kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
For the pizza dough/yeast dough:
  • 500 g flour
  • 30 g dry yeast
  • 3 pinch brown sugar
  • 230 - 250 ml warm water
  • 4 tbs olive oil
For the tuna pizza topping:
  • 1 can canned tomatoes
  • 5 pinch salt
  • 5 pinch black pepper
  • 3 pinch brown sugar
  • 2 cans Tuna in oil
  • 1 pc yellow onions
  • 1 pc red onions
  • 2 pc red bell pepper (small)
  • 2 pc yellow bell pepper
For the herbal oil
  • 3 twigs fresh rosemary I also like to use thyme.
  • 1/2 pc clove of garlic
  • 1 pinch chili flakes
  • some lemon abrasion
  • 150 ml olive oil
  • Preheat the oven to 30 °C. Sieve the flour fresh and put it in a mixing bowl, add the remaining ingredients for the yeast dough.
    Hefeteig zutaten in einer Rührschüssel
  • Process the dough with the kneading hooks.
    Hefeteig kneten
  • Form the dough into a ball.
    Hefeteig für Pizza zur Kugel geformt
  • Place the dough in the bowl, cover with a cloth and place in the oven.
    Teig in Schüssel vor dem gehen.
  • After 30 minutes the dough volume has doubled.
    Hefeteig für Pizza ist ausgezeichnet aufgegangen.
  • Briefly press the rosemary needles and the peeled garlic into the mortar so that the essential oils can unfold. Fill into a glass with the lemon grater and add the chilli flakes. Fill with the olive oil.
    Kräuteröl im Mörser zubereiten.
  • Remove the pizza dough from the oven and knead with your hands. Use some flour if necessary. Prepare the pizza either on the baking tray with baking paper or with coated pizza trays. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 3-4 mm and place it on the baking trays.
    Hefeteig auf dem Backpapier geformt zur pizza.
  • That's how it looks on a pizza tray. Put the pizza dough back in the oven and let it rise for another 15 minutes at 30°C top/bottom heat.
    Pizzateig frisch in das Pizzablech eingelegt rund.
  • Take the pizza trays from the baking oven and preheat the oven to 220°C top/bottom heat or combination hot air. For the pizza topping, place the chunky tomatoes in a bowl and mix with salt, pepper and sugar. Spread the prepared tomatoes thinly on the pizza dough without the rim.
    Pizzateig mit tomatensauce bestreichen
  • Take the tuna out of the tin and let it drip off on a sieve. Spread the tuna on the tomato sauce.
    Pizza Thunfisch mit dem Thunfisch aus der Dose belegt.
  • Peel onions and plane into fine rings, spread on the pizza with tuna fish.
    Zwiebeln, fein geschnitten auf der Thunfischpizza verteilen.
  • Remove the mozzarella from the packaging, dry and grate coarsely.
    Käse auf die Thunfischpizza legen.
  • Halve the peppers, remove seeds, wash, dry and cut into thin strips. Spread over the pizza.
    Pizza Thunfisch vor dem Backen.
  • Bake the pizza in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes. Cut the pizza open and serve with the prepared herb oil and black olives.
    Frisch zubereitete Thunfischpizza auf dem Backbelch.

3. Calories Tuna Pizza

Nutrition Facts
Tuna Fish Pizza with Onions and homemade Rosemary Oil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2063 Calories from Fat 963
% Daily Value*
Fat 107g165%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Trans Fat 0.003g
Polyunsaturated Fat 14g
Monounsaturated Fat 73g
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 958mg42%
Potassium 1119mg32%
Carbohydrates 214g71%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 63g126%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4. Other Pizza Recipes

Vegetable pizza
Pizza prosciutto

5. Other Recipes with Tuna

Tuna steak with vegetables - Low Carb
Tuna salad with spinach and apple - Low Carb
Tuna Salad with Romana Salad, Tomatoes, Avocado and Egg
Tuna noodles with garlic, parsley and peperoncino
Spaghetti with tuna and asparagus
Pasta salad with tuna with vegan and vegetarian variation
Tuna Pasta with Basil and Tomatoes
Nizza Salad - Salad Nicoise
Vitello Tonnato
Tuna spread with herbs and vegetables


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