Carnitas Pizza Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Carnitas Pizza

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Calories: 237 kcal

If you can manage it, save your leftover carnitas to try this Carnitas Pizza. The dough is super simple to whip up and is really quite quick for a yeast dough!


For the crust:
  • 3/4 cup warm water about 110 degrees
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
For the toppings:
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde or more to taste
  • 2 handfuls Monterey or pepper jack cheese
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1-2 cups leftover Carnitas to taste


  1. To prepare the dough, place the warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let bloom, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the flour, salt, and olive oil to the yeast mixture and turn the mixer (fitted with the dough hook) to medium. Knead until the dough comes together to form a smooth dough. Remove dough to an oiled bowl and place in the oven with the light turned on.
  3. Let rise for one hour, or until doubled in bulk.
  4. Heat a medium skill over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan. Add the onion and peppers to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and beginning to brown, about 5-10 minutes. Set aside.
  5. When the dough has doubled, punch it down.
  6. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  7. Roll the dough out on a well floured surface to a 12 inch circle and place on a pizza stone or pan.
  8. Spread the salsa verde in a thin layer of the dough, adding more salsa verde if desired. Sprinkle with the cheese and top with the meat and vegetables.
  9. Bake on the middle rack for 8-10 minutes or until the edges of the crust are golden brown and the cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
Carnitas Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 472mg21%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 665IU13%
Vitamin C 20.5mg25%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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