I love the taste of a bee sting pizza. It has the spiciness from the Calabrian chilis, the sweetness from the honey, and the salty bite of the olives. I like using soppressata with this as it compliments the rest of the ingredients. I’ve also stared making my own pizza dough, so this is always on the menu for pizza night. It’s truly a gourmet pizza.

stinging bee pizza


Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 medium pizza


  • frying pan that is oven safe


  • 1 medium pizza crust or dough fits in your frying pan
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese grate
  • 4 slices soppressata cut into pieces
  • ¼ cup red onion sliced
  • 6 dried olives pits removed
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tsp Calabrian chili paste
  • 1 tsp honey
  • olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place a frying pan on medium heat. Brush with olive oil and put the crust or dough into the pan. If using dough, push the dough to the edge of the pan.
  • Spread the pizza sauce evenly.
  • Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese.
  • Add the pieces of soppressata and the red onions. Break the olives into pieces and add to the pizza.
  • Grate some parmesan over the pizza.
  • Bake for 15 – 20 mins in the pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix the honey and Calabrian chilis together.
  • Once pizza is done, remove from pan and drizzle with the honey mix.


I use this frying pan method because while on the stove top it crisps up the bottom of the pizza then gets finished in the oven. Since I don’t have a pizza oven, I find this to be a decent alternative to get that crispy yet soft crust. 
Make your own pizza dough with my pizza dough recipe: