Nutella pizza

Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso have declared February 5th World Nutella Day 2012 – “a day to celebrate, to get creative with, and most importantly, to EAT Nutella”.

Yay!  What a FANTASTIC day!  I know… nowadays Nutella is famous all over the world.  And that is awesome as so many people get to enjoy it!  But you have to understand this: for Italian children, Nutella is the equivalent of Peanut Butter for American children.  I was brought up eating “pane e Nutella” (Nutella on bread – well it was mainly on Panini al latte), literally.  It was my favourite after school snack.  And the thing is, I still LOVE it.  To me it is total comfort food.  Did you know that Nutella is almost 50 years old?  The first hazelnut spread was created right after the Second World War in Alba, in Piedmont, an area famous for truffles and… hazelnuts and Nutella the way we know it was created in 1964!!  I could eat Nutella in any shape or form, transformed into ice cream or into a cake, but to me the best way to enjoy its perfection is still plain, so you can really taste the reason why Nutella is so loved by children and adults alike.  That is why, to celebrate Nutella Day, I decided to post a classic recipe.  This is one of the most common desserts in a Pizzeria: pizza with Nutella.  I know it may sound strange, but when you really think about it… it makes perfect sense: what is pizza if not bread with toppings???  And this dish is basically made up of a pizza base, topped with Nutella.  I also added some whipped cream both to cut through the sweetness of Nutella and to make it look like mozzarella on a real pizza.  I added a few toasted hazelnuts for some crunch.  It was delicious and it instantly became my kids’ favourite pizza… ;-)


Pizza dough
Whipped cream, unsweetened
Toasted hazelnuts

Start by preparing the pizza dough as per my tutorial on How to make pizza dough.

When the dough has doubled in size, roll it as if you would roll a normal pizza.

Make it 0.5 cm thick and poke the centre a few times with a fork, so that it stays flat while cooking.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC – 350ºF for about 15 minutes or until the pizza is cooked through.  I made mine on a pizza stone, so it took a little less.

When ready, take it out and generously spread some Nutella on the top.  Decorate it with whipped cream, to make it look like mozzarella, and toasted hazelnuts.

Serve warm.

Nutella pizza

Nutella pizza

Nutella pizza

Make sure to also check out these older posts made with Nutella!

Double Nutella Kulfi with toasted hazelnuts

Piadine with sweet fillings

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32 Responses to NUTELLA PIZZA

  1. I almost bought some nutella the other day, but didn’t because I knew that I’d just end up eating the whole jar with a spoon. If I’d known it was world nutella day, I would have done it anyway!

  2. Maureen says:

    wow this looks delicious. Creamy, nutella-y, crunchy – what more could anyone want but a bigger spoon?

  3. Happy Nutella Day to all Nutella lovers:))) This looks soooooo good Manu…Love your pizza! Yummy!!!!

  4. Drooling all over the laptop :)

  5. PolaM says:

    Love it! Now the local pizza chain started offering nutella panini but my friends didn’t want to get it :( I’l follow your example and bake some at home!

  6. … delicious … hand me over a spoon and some Nutella … and I am a happy camper … :) Happy Nutella Day …

  7. Oh joy! I love nutella and anything else like praline involving hazelnuts and chocolate. These pictures make me think I can taste it!

  8. Anne says:

    Yum! I am going to make this for Valentines Day dinner dessert. I am going to sprinkle a few fresh raspberries on top. Oh I can’t wait! My husband will love this.

  9. ohhh… sweet pizza dessert. Kick all your stress away! Happy Nutella day!

  10. Asiya says:

    Great idea! I was wondering why I was seeing so many nutella recipes in my RSS feed…now I know :)

  11. I didn’t know that it was Nutella day. This looks so good. My kids and I love Nutella but never thought of “Nutella Pizza”!! Looks yum!

  12. Nutella Pizza!?!? We’re going nuts over this special pizza! ;)

  13. I love Nutella. I was so surprised when I once drove into Alba and by the Ferrero headquarters (or factory? I can’t remember) and it actually smelled like Nutella. Mmmmh… I agree, the best way to eat it is simple, with bread (or pizza, hehe). The make a sandwich (toast actually) at Panino Giusto with Nutella…it was actually called the Australian toast, a pocket of white bread filled with warm, oozy Nutella…

  14. Megan says:

    Um. Yum! Wish I could have a slice right now :)

  15. Oh, mine! I can’t see this at 5PM… I want a slice of this beauty, NOW!

  16. Kim Bee says:

    Manu this is incredibly cool. I love this as a use for Nutella. You know me and pizza. It’s a never ending love affair. Congrats on top 9!

  17. This is delicious, Manu! Anything with nutella can truly make me & my girls so happy!

  18. Eftychia says:

    I am craving for a piece!!

  19. Ulya says:

    OMG! This looks seriously delicious!!

  20. Kiri W. says:

    Oh, man. Oh, do I want this. Mmmmmm.

  21. Gaylynn says:

    Max Brenner ‘Chocolate by the Bald Man’ at the Forum Shops, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas – Phew that’s a mouthful! At his restaurant I had a fantastic chocolate pizza! Instead of whip cream might melt and make the crust soggy, they use marshmallows – perfectly golden brown when it comes out. Oooh that was so good!

  22. Caitlin says:

    nutella and pizza..what’s better than that?! Genius idea, must try it out soon :) congrats on the top 9!

  23. Coley says:

    Oh man! That looks delicious! Makes my mouth water. :)

  24. Divya Yadava says:

    Ooh….I wish everyday could be Nutella day! This looks sooooo good. I want a piece NOW!

  25. This sounds and looks soooo yummy, Manu! I can imagine digging into this right now…. I want a slice!

  26. Jackie says:

    Oh my goodness this looks DELICIOUS! I need to try this sometime..maybe this weekend :) & I’m adding it to my friend’s best nutella recipes list now!

  27. kira says:

    I love nutella this is a cute way to eat it in pizza form yuuummy! :)

  28. Thank you! This looks really super yummy and tempting :)

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