Cuban Pizza

Dare to prepare a delicious and easy homemade Cuban pizza recipe? If your answer is yes, you’re in luck because that’s our proposal for today.

Cuban pizza is characterized by being a very simple recipe since the availability of other ingredients on the island is somewhat limited.

But the truth is that the result is sensational, a super fluffy dough with crispy edges that you won’t be able to resist.

And if you add to this the fact that you can make it at home personalized in any way you want, it’s much more exciting.

Cuban Pizza Recipe

Cuban Pizza Recipe

Prepare this delicious and easy homemade Cuban pizza, perfect to share with your friends and family members.

  • Prep Time1 hr 2 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time1 hr 17 min
  • Yield2 Pizza
  • Serving Size100g
  • Energy287 cal

Cuban Pizza Ingredients


  • 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce
  • 50g of mozzarella cheese or another grated cheese
  • 50g of ham (of your choice)

For the dough

  • 280g or 2 cups of all-purpose common wheat flour
  • 200ml of water
  • 6g or 1 packet of instant dry yeast
  • 25g or 2 tbsp of sugar (I used brown sugar)
  • 15g or 2 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp of oil

Prepare homemade Cuban Pizza


Mix the lukewarm water, which should be exactly between (80°F -100°F) or (26°C – 37°C), with the sugar and yeast. Let it rest for 10 minutes while the yeast activates.


In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, and oil, and then incorporate the already activated yeast mixture.


Knead on a clean, floured surface for 5 minutes. If necessary, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of flour. The dough should be smooth and not stick to your hand.


Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let it rest for 1 or 2 hours while it doubles in volume.


Divide the dough into 2 or 4 equal portions, place each of them in a round pizza mold, add tomato sauce and cheese.


To taste, you can also add other ingredients that you like, such as bell peppers and onion, but you can make them with ham or another flavor.


Bake for 15 minutes at 180°C, 356°F (Increase the temperature to 200°C or 392°F in the last 5 min) until the cheese melts and it is cooked underneath. Fold as is customary to eat pizza in Cuba and enjoy.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • 2 servings per container
  • Serving Size100g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories287
  • % Daily Value*

How to Make Homemade Cuban Pizza? The Cuban pizza dough is quite simple, although of course, like many other recipes, it has its multiple versions.

On this occasion, we want you to prepare it at home without any complications, so we propose a basic recipe.

However, you can make the variations you want by adding other ingredients to the dough and the topping, for example, sausages, tuna, olives, ground beef, and others.

The portions of cheese, ham, and tomato sauce are totally variable, so you can put the amount you prefer.

And regarding cooking, to make it more accessible, we chose to do it in a skillet, but if you have an oven and want to use this option, you can perfectly do so.

The portions detailed below are optimal for one person. If you want to make Cuban pizza for more people, just multiply the amount of the ingredients by the number of people, and that’s it.

The only drawback is the time it takes for the pizza dough to rise, but if you want to use it at another time and quickly, you can prepare it, giving it a round or square shape and freeze it, so you will only have to cook it on the occasion you want. If you liked this recipe, you might also be interested in the Beef Lasagna recipe and the Vita Nuova recipe.

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