‘A Pizza ‘e scarole. A must from our Christmas menu.

In Napoli, ‘a pizza ‘e scarole Or ‘a pizza cu ‘a scarola (endive escarola pizza) is never missing from the Christmas menu.
It is a delight served as an appetizer on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day but it is good at any time of the year! Traditionally in Napoli lard is used but we share you a recipe without lard that is easy and quick to prepare.

If you are vegan or vegetarian eliminate anchovies.


500 gr of clean weighed escarole
170 g of pitted black olives
1 tablespoon of salted capers
4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic gloves
some anchovy fillets
1 spoonful of pine nuts
50 grams raisins

Make the pizza dough.
Or buy it already made.

1. Rins well capers from salt.
If you prefer, you can toast the pine nuts for a few seconds in a pan and set them aside.

2. Put the oil in a fairly large saucepan and fry the peeled and crushed garlic for about a minute. (It must become blond. Be careful not to burn it)

3. Add the pitted olives and sauté for 1 minute, then add the anchovies, raisins, finally the previously toasted pine nuts for another 1 minute.

4. Finally add the washed escarole, cut into pieces and tap with kitchen paper.

5. Let it fry for a few seconds then lower the heat and cover with a lid.

6. As soon as it is wilted, turn it over and continue cooking for 15 minutes with the lid on, turning from time to time.

7. Cook over high heat for the last 2 minutes without a lid to let the water from the escarole evaporate.

8. Add salt and leave to cool.

9. Create 2 balls with the pizza dough. One a little bigger than the other. Roll out the largest ball and cover the pan lined with baking paper and pierce the bottom of the shell with the prongs of a fork.

'A Pizza 'e scarole. A must from our Christmas menu.

10. Once cooled, add the prepared escarole, distributing them well.

11. Roll out the smallest ball and cover everything like a lid making sure to close the edges of the pizza.

12. Bake in a static oven for a maximum of 30 minutes at 180° in the central part of the oven.

Buon appetito!

'A Pizza 'e scarole. A must from our Christmas menu.