My favorite kind of pizza is anything thats doused in a hot honey. You can definitley play around with the kind of cheese you use (burrata, mozzarella, and gouda would all be great subs) and you can swap the soppressata for any cured meat you like--prosciutto, chorizo, or pepperoni would all be delish. I went for a store bought dough and pizza sauce (sue me), but when I go the extra mile and make it from scratch, I use this recipe for dough and this recipe for sauce.

Goat Cheese and Soppressata Pizza with Calabrian Chile Hot Honey and Basil

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For the hot honey:

3-4 calabrian chiles, thinly sliced

1/2 cup honey

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary

Freshly ground black pepper

For the pizza:

1 (1 pound) ball store bought dough

6 tablespoons pizza sauce (store bought or homemade)

4 ounces goat cheese

2 ounces soppressata

Fresh basil

Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling

Flaky salt


Make the hot honey. In a medium sauce pan, add all ingredients and swirl around until honey is viscous. Turn off stove and remove from heat. Let cool and transfer to an airtight container.

Make the pizza. If using the oven, preheat to 500F. If using pizza oven, preheat to 450F. Let the dough sit at room temperature for at least an hour before handling. On a lightly floured surface, turn out dough and divide in half. Stretch into a 10 inch circle, thicker around the outside for a crust. If using oven, assemble pie on a greased sheet pan. If using pizza oven, generously flour pizza peel and assemble pie on peel. Spread about 3 tablespoons sauce on each pizza top. Top each pie with 2 ounces crumbled goat cheese and 1 ounce cured meat. Drizzle with oil and bake until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted, 2 minutes in pizza oven(working one at a time), or 10-15 minutes in regular oven. Once out of the oven, drizzle immediately with hot honey and extra virgin olive oil. Top with fresh basil and flaky salt and serve immediately.