Calabrese Honey Pizza

Calabrese Honey Pizza is the perfect balance of sweet and heat. It’s topped with plenty of mozzarella, spicy calabrese salami, Mama Lil’s Peppers and a drizzle of sweet honey.

Guys, my baby sister is turning 30 this weekend. To celebrate her turning the big 3 – 0, we are headed to Vegas. It’ll actually be the second time this year for me. The first time I went was for a blogging retreat. Since I was there with a bunch of food bloggers, it should come as no surprise that we spent the entire time eating.


It was during that trip that I visited 800 Degrees Pizza. The fact that it was a pizza place on the strip, I wasn’t expecting it to be the highlight of my trip. But, it was. Of all of the meals we had that weekend, the Angry Bee pizza that I ate at 800 Degrees was hands down my favorite meal. The crust was perfectly crisp. The cheese was gooey and melty and it had just the right amount of sweet and heat.

This Calabrese Honey Pizza was inspired by that pizza.

This Calabrese Honey Pizza is the perfect combo of sweet n' spicy with plenty of mozzarella, spicy calabrese, Mama Lil's peppers and a drizzle of honey.

The Angry Bee has sopressata pizza, Calabrian chiles peppers, garlic and honey. I originally thought that honey was going to be weird on a pizza. I thought it was going to be way too sweet, but it totally works. This Calabrese Honey pizza is pretty similar to the Angry Bee Pizza I had in Vegas. I just made a few changes. Instead of sopressata I used Calabrese. When I first wanted to make this pizza I couldn’t find any sopressata at my grocery store, but they did have calabrese so I used that instead and found that I liked it better. With that said, if you can’t find calabrese, sopressata would be the next best thing. For the chiles, I turned to my trusty Mama Lil’s Spicy Peppers. Just a little drizzle of honey and the pizza was perfect.

This Calabrese Honey Pizza is the perfect combo of sweet n' spicy with plenty of mozzarella, spicy calabrese, Mama Lil's peppers and a drizzle of honey.

If you are a fan of sweet n’ spicy then you are for sure going to love this Calabrese Honey Pizza.

This Calabrese Honey Pizza is the perfect combo of sweet n' spicy with plenty of mozzarella, spicy calabrese, Mama Lil's peppers and a drizzle of honey.

Calabrese Honey Pizza Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • Pizza crust, store bought or homemade
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 10 - 12 slices calabrese salami
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Mama Lil's Peppers
  • 2 tablespoons honey



Preheat oven to 450 degrees.


Stretch pizza dough out over 15-inch pizza pan. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.


Remove pizza crust from oven.


Spread marinara sauce over the crust. Layer cheese, then calabrese then garlic and peppers over the top of the crust. Bake in preheated oven for 10 - 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is browned.


Remove pizza from oven, drizzle with honey. Slice and serve.



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  • Reply
    Cake Whiz
    July 26, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    I don’t recall ever having honey on pizza but since I am very fond of honey, I can’t wait to try your recipe! :D

  • Reply
    Jenny B @ Honey and Birch
    July 26, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Any time I have an excuse to drizzle honey on ANYTHING, I’m in.

  • Reply
    Laura / I Heart Naptime
    July 26, 2016 at 7:32 am

    I’ve never drizzled honey on a pizza — and now, I cannot wait to try this recipe! This looks delicious!

  • Reply
    July 26, 2016 at 12:47 am

    This pizza looks amazing! Have fun on vacation!

  • Reply
    July 26, 2016 at 12:35 am

    This pizza looks divine! I can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    July 25, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    O.M.G.!!! Amazing! When I saw this, I had to show my hubs because I know we’ll both love this! Cannot wait to try it! <3

  • Reply
    Jessica Segarra
    July 25, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    This pizza looks simply wonderful! I love the addition of honey!

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    Sam @
    July 25, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    This pizza looks absolutely amazing. I love sweet/salty combos and a touch of sweetness to savory foods, so this is right up my alley!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
    July 25, 2016 at 10:04 am

    How nice that you guys get to go to Vegas! I’ll have to treat my sister with a trip when her 30th comes! I like the idea of honey on a pizza. The mix of sweet and salty is perfect!

  • Reply
    Emily @ Life on Food
    July 25, 2016 at 9:25 am

    This pizza sounds fantastic!

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