Piñón Pizza

  • Author: Aida's Kitchen®
  • Prep Time: 1 Hour
  • Cook Time: 35 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Slices 1x


Piñón Pizza –  A pizza with all the toppings used in preparing a traditional Piñón.  The dough is soft inside with a golden outer crispy crust along with melted Gouda cheese, covering all the delicious toppings.



Yeast Mixture:

  • 1 cup warm water (temperature between 100 to 110°F
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 packet of Instant Yeast, measuring 2¼ teaspoons
  • 1½ tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Dough Mixture:

  • 2½ cups of bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon lite salt or to taste

Meat Mixture:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sofrito made with culantro
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • 3 sprigs chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of lite salt or to taste
  • 1 pound ground turkey

Other Toppings:

  • 1 ripe plantain, ends cut off, peeled and sliced into ½-inch diagonal slices
  • 1 tablespoon margarine made with extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) French Style Green Beans, drained
  • pounds shredded Gouda Cheese


  1.  Dissolve sugar in warm water in a bowl, stirring with a spoon.  Add packet of yeast and stir well.  Cover bowl with towel and proof for 10 minutes.
  2.  After proofing, gradually stir the olive oil into yeast mixture and set aside.
  3.  Combine bread flour and salt into a bowl.
  4.  Pour yeast mixture and bread flour mixture into a Stand Mixer bowl.  Beat at the lowest speed for approximately 7 minutes or until there is no dough on the sides and bottom of mixing bowl.
  5.  Place dough on lightly floured kitchen counter and form dough into a ball.
  6.  Coat large bowl with olive oil and place dough into bowl.  Cover with towel and proof for 30 minutes to an hour.
  7.  Sauté all the ingredients except the ground turkey in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes.
  8.  Incorporate the ground turkey and stir until completely coated with the condiments.  Cover skillet and cook over medium-low heat for 3 minutes.
  9.  Stir meat mixture.  However, limit the frequency of stirring because we want the meat to remain in chunks similar to Italian sausage.  Continue cooking for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  10.  Cook plantain slices in a skillet with olive oil margarine over medium heat until golden brown on both sides.
  11.  Remove cooked plantain slices from skillet and place on a cutting board.  Cut them into small pieces and set aside.
  12.  Preheat oven to 450°F and sprinkle cornmeal on top of 16-inch pizza pan to avoid the dough from sticking to surface.
  13.  After proofing the dough, roll out dough on floured surface to measure the size of pizza pan.  Fold dough in half and then again.
  14.  Lift folded dough and place on top of pizza pan and unfold.
  15. Tuck under the excess dough around the outer edges of pan.  Afterwards, apply pressure around the inside bottom edges to shape the outer crust.
  16.  Brush tomato sauce on top of dough and layer completely with gouda cheese.
  17.  Start adding the pizza toppings in layers, beginning with seasoned meat, cooked plantain chunks and string green beans.
  18.  Continue layering the pizza with the remaining ingredients, starting with the cheese and ending with the string green beans.
  19.  Insert in oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted and the dough is lightly brown around the edges.
  20.  Serve warm and cut the pizza into 12 slices.

  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Baking, Sautéing, Simmering
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican

Keywords: pizza, Piñón Pizza, Piñón