Persian Pizza Recipe _ Step By Step in 20 min

Persian pizza is a great fast food that is different from the pizzas you have eaten before. This pizza is only served in Iran and is very popular.

If you have ever tried Iranian food, you know that it is different from all the food in the world and very tasty and attractive.

By changing the pizza recipe, Iranians have provided you with this fast food that is more attractive than before. Also, Iranian pizza has a special sauce, and I have brought you the recipe for this delicious sauce.

If you plan to eat a pizza different from American and Italian pizzas and are looking for a new recipe, you have come to the right place. Stay with me until the end of this article.

iranian pizza

What is Persian-style pizza?

In general, the Iranian and traditional pizza model is the same as other models in terms of the basic structure of pizza dough, sauce, and cheese. However, the significant difference is in the toppings placed on the pizza.

The toppings that are placed on the pizza are very diverse.
Ingredients such as bell peppers, tomatoes, corn, and mushrooms make the main difference in Persian pizza.
In this Iranian pizza model, which I will explain below, you will also learn how to prepare Persian pizza for a restaurant. So be sure to stay with me, because there are interesting things waiting for you. Sambooseh is another Persian fast food that you can try.

Persian pizza Ingredients:

Persian pizza topping

minced meat 350 grams
Pizza cheese 350 grams
Tomato 1 medium
Mushrooms 400 grams
onion a half
Black pepper, thyme and paprika as needed
Bell pepper 1 small

Ingredients for Persian pizza sauce

Persian pizza sauce ingredient

Tomato paste 3 tbsp
Sugar 2 tbsp
salt 1 tbsp
Thyme powder 1 tbsp
Liquid oil 1 tbsp
Water 1 cup

Persian pizza recipe

1. First, we wash and dry the mushrooms very well. Then we cut them into the desired shape and size. In the same way, we cut the tomato, bell pepper, and onion into slices.

chopped mushrooms

chopped bell pepper

2. Then we go to fry the minced meat. First, chop half of an onion and fry it with spices.
After the onion turns golden, add the minced meat to it.

Fry with the onions for 10 minutes and add the tomato paste.

3. Then I add 1/4 glass of water to the ingredients put the lid on the pan and let the ingredients cook together completely. After 15 minutes, the meat is ready.

meat for persian pizza

4. The important point in this part is that we must pour the meat into a colander to remove the excess water and oil. This is because the excess oil and water make the pizza greasy and soft, which is not good.
5. Then we go to prepare the special sauce. Take a bowl, pour all the sauce’s ingredients into it, and stir for 5 minutes until they reach the right concentration.

Note that the sauce should not be diluted too much and have the right consistency, as in the photo.

sauce ready

6. In the next step, we put Persian pizza dough on the bottom of the pizza pan. Then we pour the pizza sauce that we prepared in advance on the dough in an amount that covers the whole dough.

After that, it’s the turn of pizza cheese, and we pour about a handful of it into the dough.

pizza dough

7. At this stage, we spread the main ingredients of the pizza, i.e. minced meat, on the dough. Pay attention to spreading the pizza ingredients evenly among the dough.

Because we want to eat the whole Persian pizza and not just the middle of the pizza.

add minced meat

8. Pour the mushrooms into the dough and spread it completely. I usually put the pizza toppings half under the cheese and half on top of the cheese, but it’s up to you.

After the mushrooms and other ingredients, you can also put tomatoes and black olives of your choice on the pizza dough.

9. Then, in the last step, we spread the rest of the cheese regularly on all the dough and ingredients.

I sprinkle a little thyme and paprika on the pizza dough in this step. Both the shape of the pizza and the taste will be excellent.

10. Then I put the pizzas in the preheated microwave oven. Preheating the pizza oven makes the pizza cook better.

The temperature for my home oven is usually 180 degrees to 190 degrees Celsius. And I put the pizzas in the oven in two stages.

The first step is 8 minutes of cooking time, and for the next 8 minutes, I change the top and bottom pizzas so that the bottom and top of the pizza are cooked evenly.

add persian pizza in oven

11. After the cooking time is complete, I take the pizzas out of the oven and cut them into desired pieces. I also use ketchup with Iranian pizza.

persian pizza is ready

How is Persian pizza different?

Persian pizza is prepared like other pizzas but with some differences in toppings. For example, the pizza dough is the usual pizza dough.

but one of the changes in the ingredients you put on the pizza is minced meat or tomatoes and bell peppers.

The next change is the special sauce for this pizza, which is different from other sauces and is very colorful and delicious.

This pizza is placed in the category of  Persian foods with ground beef.

Persian pizza cooking tips

Persian pizza cooking tips

1. Using a lot of mushrooms will make the pizza watery and not good.
2. We must take extra water and oil from the meat to make a better pizza.
3. You can use corn and black olives for pizza toppings.
4. The temperatures of the ovens can be changed depending on the oven model and the type of fuel used.
5. Use the right and fresh dough to have a roasted Persian pizza.
6. Instead of minced meat, you can also use sausage.
7. Semi-fat pizza cheese is more suitable for this pizza.

Persian pizza and Persian pirashki are the best Iranian Fast foods.

Persian pizza in the air fryer

The steps to prepare Persian pizza in an Air Fryer are the same as the previous steps. The only difference is that pizza should be cooked at 180 degrees and between 10 and 12 minutes in the air fryer.

Due to the air circulation fan in the air fryer, the pizza is prepared faster.
Note that the puffing of pizza in the air fryer is less than in pizza ovens, which is a normal problem.

Persian pizza in air fryer


Iranian pizza is a complete pizza made of meat and vegetables in a different style. It is very popular in Iran and is also known as mixed pizza.

In this article, I explained the preparation of this pizza from zero to one hundred with details, photos, and tips, step by step. I hope you will make it and enjoy it.

last word
If you made this pizza at home, send me your photos and videos so we can introduce it here.


1. How long does it take to prepare Iranian pizza?

Cooking time for this pizza is usually between 15 and 20 minutes because ingredients such as meat and tomatoes should have more time to cook.

2. What is the best temperature for cooking Iranian pizza at home and in-home ovens?

The best temperature for cooking pizza in home ovens and electric microwave ovens is between 180 and 190 degrees Celsius.

3. Can I use other toppings?

Yes, you can use corn or black olives as ingredients for pizza.

4. Did pizza originate in Iran?

For the first time, pizza was served in Naples, Italy. The first European country that invented pizza was Italy. Yes, that’s right, Naples is the birthplace of pizza, and it’s not surprising.

As for the Italian genius who invented pizza, his identity is a bit mysterious, much like the one who invented ice cream and the one who invented the hamburger.


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Chef Haghighi

I am Chef Haghighi with ten years of cooking experience and setting up many restaurants and fast food in Iran and Turkey. I am interested in writing recipes on my website. I have the TCA international culinary qualification.I have the experience of successfully launching more than 20 restaurants and fast food in USA and Turkey. I have opened all kinds of traditional restaurants and fast food in Iranian and Turkish style. You can contact me for advice on equipping restaurants and fast food In the shortest possible time and for free, I will provide you with advice on buying fast food equipment and setting up a fast food restaurant.

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