Sicilian Pizza (Sfincione)

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


12 servings

Updated: Aug. 24, 2023
My favorite pizza from childhood is still my favorite today. The crunchy bread-crumb topping sets it apart from its American counterpart. I like to top this pie with fresh basil. —Susan Falk, Sterling Heights, Michigan
Sicilian Pizza (Sfincione) Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) fresh or frozen pizza dough, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes, drained and crushed
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can (2 ounces) anchovy fillets, drained and broken into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • Fresh torn basil leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Grease a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Press dough to fit bottom and 1/2 in. up sides of pan. Brush with 2 tablespoons oil; top with tomatoes, onion and anchovies. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Combine bread crumbs and remaining 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle over pizza.
  2. Bake on a lower oven rack until edges are golden brown and cheese is melted, 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with basil before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 277 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 527mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.