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pizza, cut into slices on a wooden board with honey dipper

Bee Sting Pizza (Honey Soppressata Pizza) recipe

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Make this cult favorite New York pizza at home! The perfect combination of spicy & sweet, this pie combines sopressata, chili oil, and a drizzle of honey.

  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 1 pizza 1x


  • 1 16" pizza crust (find the recipe for homemade pizza dough in our Pierogi Pizza post, or cut some time by using a store bought dough).


  • 1 26 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 6-8 basil leaves


  • 4 oz soppressata, sliced
  • 4 oz chopped and cooked sausage
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp chil- infused oil


To make the sauce:

  1. In a medium saucepan, add 1/4 C olive oil, crushed garlic, and tomatoes. Cover with a lid and heat over medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat and remove lid.
  3. This sauce will be enough for 2-3 pizzas. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

To make the pizza:

  1. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Roll out the dough onto a floured surface and place on a pizza pan or baking sheet.
  3. Top with a cup or so of sauce and cover pizza with sausage, soppressata and cheese and place in oven for 8-10 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven and drizzle with honey, chili oil and torn basil leaves.


MAKE YOUR OWN CHILI OIL: fill a container with olive oil. Add chili peppers (we like Vietnamese Chili peppers, (bird's eye chili peppers) Serrano peppers, or banana peppers). Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes (or up to several months) in an airtight container. 

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Entrée
  • Cuisine: Italian American


  • Serving Size: 2 slices
  • Calories: 926
  • Sugar: 12.3 g
  • Sodium: 2093 mg
  • Fat: 63.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.3 g
  • Protein: 43 g
  • Cholesterol: 126.7 mg

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