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Top 5 Aussie Inspired Pizza Recipes

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Our Top 5 Aussie Pizza Recipes

We have put together 5 of our favourite Aussie inspired pizza recipes for you to enjoy. While these recipes provide you with a solid foundation, we encourage you to add your own twist to it and experiment with different toppings to your taste. We firmly believe in supporting local, and always try to find fresh ingredients from local fruit and veggie markets and butchers.

Cooking pizzas involves a few key steps to ensure crispy crust and tasty melted toppings. You can find the universal cooking method that applies to all 5 recipes at the bottom of this page.

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1. The Aussie Barbecue Chicken Pizza


  • Pizza dough
  • Barbecue sauce (for base and drizzle)
  • Cooked chicken breast, shredded 
  • Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Smoked cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Fresh parsley (for garnish)


  1. Stretch out the pizza dough on a pizza stone or tray.
  2. Spread a thin layer of barbecue sauce over the base.
  3. Evenly distribute the chicken, bacon, and red onion over the sauce.
  4. Scatter both mozzarella and smoked cheddar cheese on top.
  5. Add pineapple chunks for a sweet contrast.
  6. Cook in a preheated wood-fired or gas pizza oven at a high temperature until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbling.
  7. Drizzle with a little more barbecue sauce and garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

Pizza Recipe | BBQ Chicken

2. The Aussie Vegemite and Cheese Pizza


  • Pizza dough
  • Vegemite
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Fresh basil leaves


  1. Stretch out the pizza dough on your cooking surface.
  2. Spread a thin layer of Vegemite across the base.
  3. Top with a generous amount of mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
  4. Arrange cherry tomatoes over the cheese.
  5. Bake in a hot wood-fired or gas oven until the crust is crispy and the cheese is golden.
  6. Garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving.

Pizza Recipe | Vegemite Cheese

3. The Outback Steak Pizza


  • Pizza dough
  • Olive oil (for brushing)
  • Sliced grilled steak (preferably seasoned with Australian bush spices)
  • Caramelized onions
  • Roasted red peppers, sliced
  • Goat cheese, crumbled
  • Arugula (for garnish)
  • Balsamic glaze (for drizzle)


  1. Prepare the pizza dough and brush lightly with olive oil.
  2. Layer sliced steak, caramelized onions, and roasted red peppers on the dough.
  3. Dot the pizza with crumbles of goat cheese.
  4. Cook in a wood-fired or gas pizza oven until the crust is perfectly charred.
  5. Once out of the oven, top with fresh arugula and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Pizza Recipe | Outback Steak

4. The Surf 'n' Turf Aussie Pizza


  • Pizza dough
  • Garlic butter (for base)
  • Cooked prawns, peeled
  • Sliced cooked steak
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)


  1. Stretch out the pizza dough and spread a base of garlic butter over it.
  2. Evenly distribute prawns and steak slices over the dough.
  3. Add red onion and cover with mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake in a wood-fired or gas oven until the crust is crispy and the toppings are hot.
  5. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Pizza Recipe | Surf and Turf

5. The Sweet Aussie Pineapple and Ham Pizza


  • Pizza dough
  • Tomato sauce (for base)
  • Ham, sliced
  • Pineapple, cut into chunks
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Jalapenos, sliced (optional for a spicy kick)
  • Fresh mint (for garnish)


  1. Lay out the pizza dough and apply a thin layer of tomato sauce.
  2. Arrange slices of ham and chunks of pineapple over the sauce.
  3. Sprinkle generously with mozzarella cheese, and add jalapenos if desired.
  4. Cook in your wood-fired or gas oven until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden.
  5. Garnish with fresh mint before slicing and serving.

Pizza Recipe | Ham and Pineapple

Universal Cooking Method

  1. Preheat Your Oven: For wood-fired ovens, build a fire and let it heat up to around 500°C. For gas pizza ovens, preheat to the same temperature. The high heat is crucial for achieving that desirable crispy crust and evenly cooked toppings.

  2. Prepare Your Pizza: While the oven is heating, stretch out your pizza dough on a lightly floured surface or pizza peel (try to use Italian Tipo '00' flour or all purpose flour). Apply your base layer (sauce, Vegemite, or garlic butter) thinly to avoid sogginess. Distribute your toppings evenly over the base, finishing with a generous layer of cheese.

  3. Transfer to Oven: If using a pizza stone, sprinkle it with a little flour or cornmeal before placing your pizza on it. Carefully transfer your pizza to the oven. If using a pizza peel, give it a gentle shake to ensure the pizza slides off easily onto the stone or oven floor.

  4. Cooking Time: Wood-fired ovens will cook the pizza in about 1.5 - 3 minutes due to the intense heat. Gas ovens might take a bit longer, around 5 minutes. Watch closely, as cooking times can vary based on the oven's temperature and the thickness of your pizza.

  5. Rotate for Even Cooking: Halfway through cooking, use a pizza peel or tongs to rotate your pizza 180 degrees. This ensures an evenly cooked crust and toppings, as heat distribution in ovens can vary.

  6. Check for Doneness: The pizza is ready when the crust is golden brown, the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned, and the toppings are cooked through.

  7. Serving: Carefully remove the pizza from the oven using a pizza peel. Let it cool for a minute or two before slicing. This allows the cheese to set slightly, making it easier to cut and serve.

We can't wait to see what delicious creations you come up with! Share your pizza masterpieces with us by sending photos of your Aussie-inspired pizzas. 

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Allan Cooper

Allan Cooper, a licenced electrician is an avid foodie, with experience in spit roasting, smoking meats, and kegerators. He loves the outdoor living lifestyle and shares it with his young family.

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