Bosnian-Style Pizza


Bosnian-Style Pizza

Sarajevo Delight: Bosnian-Style Pizza with a Twist

In the heart of Bosnian cuisine, we bring you a delightful twist on the classic New York-style pizza. Bursting with flavors inspired by the rich culinary heritage of Bosnia, this Bosnian-style pizza is a true delight for your taste buds. With a crispy crust, savory toppings, and a touch of Bosnian flair, this pizza will transport you to the vibrant streets of Sarajevo.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

15-20 minutes

2 hours 40 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Halal, Kosher (if using kosher-certified ingredients), Dairy-friendly, Nut-free

Wheat (gluten), Dairy

Vegan, Vegetarian (due to the use of Bosnian sausage)


While the original New York-style pizza is known for its thin and foldable crust, Bosnian-style pizza features a slightly thicker crust that is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The toppings are also adapted to Bosnian flavors, incorporating local ingredients such as Bosnian sausage (sudžuk), ajvar (red pepper spread), and kajmak (creamy cheese). This fusion of American and Bosnian cuisines creates a unique and delicious pizza experience. We alse have the original recipe for New York-Style Pizza, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 320 kcal / 1340 kJ
  • Fat: 12g (6g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 40g (2g sugars)
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, instant yeast, sugar, and salt.
  2. 2.
    Gradually add warm water and olive oil to the dry ingredients. Mix until a dough forms.
  3. 3.
    Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  4. 4.
    Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.
  5. 5.
    Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F).
  6. 6.
    Punch down the dough and divide it into two equal portions. Roll out each portion into a round shape to fit your pizza pan.
  7. 7.
    Place the rolled-out dough on a greased pizza pan.
  8. 8.
    Spread tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  9. 9.
    Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
  10. 10.
    Arrange the sliced Bosnian sausage on top of the cheese.
  11. 11.
    Dollop ajvar and kajmak over the sausage.
  12. 12.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  13. 13.
    Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh basil leaves.
  14. 14.
    Slice and serve hot.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Bosnian sausage (sudžuk) — If you can't find Bosnian sausage, you can substitute it with a spicy Italian sausage or chorizo for a similar flavor profile.
  • Ajvar (red pepper spread) — You can make your own ajvar by roasting red bell peppers, peeling and pureeing them with garlic, olive oil, and a touch of vinegar.
  • Kajmak (creamy cheese) — If kajmak is not available, you can use cream cheese or ricotta as a substitute.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a crispier crust, preheat your pizza pan in the oven before placing the rolled-out dough on it.
  • Experiment with different Bosnian toppings such as suho meso (dried beef) or kaymak (clotted cream) for a unique flavor experience.
  • If you prefer a spicier pizza, add some sliced jalapenos or crushed red pepper flakes to the toppings.
  • To achieve a smoky flavor, grill the Bosnian sausage before adding it to the pizza.
  • Serve the Bosnian-style pizza with a side of fresh Bosnian salad for a complete meal.

Serving advice

Serve the Bosnian-style pizza hot, straight from the oven. Cut it into slices and enjoy it with your family and friends. This pizza pairs well with a refreshing Bosnian yogurt drink called "ayran" or a glass of Bosnian red wine.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation of your Bosnian-style pizza, garnish it with fresh basil leaves and a drizzle of olive oil before serving. The vibrant colors of the toppings will make the pizza visually appealing and appetizing.