If you love food and spend time on social media, then you know about the viral pizza sandwich. Seeing gooey melted cheese in a crispy crusty pizza dough instead of sandwich bread is mesmerizing. It excites my taste buds every freakin’ time. Today, to satisfy all my jealous cravings, I’m making the Pizza Sandwich in my new Breeo Pizza Oven.  

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Derek Wolf's take on the Viral Pizza Sandwich made in the Breeo Pizza Oven.

While others might make the viral sandwich recipe from Stouffer’s French bread pizzas, my take is a riff on Choripan. If you’ve never heard of it before, it’s a popular Argentinian street food. Imagine spicy chorizo tucked into a crusty bread roll with generous amounts of chimichurri sauce on top. It’s a seriously good sandwich and the perfect inspiration for the Pizza Sandwich.

For another great Italian Argentinian crossover dish, check out Steak Milanesa Napolitana!

Why You’ll Love the Pizza Sandwich

A cheese pizza sandwich is always a great idea for any occasion. The sandwich first became popular in Italy with classic pizza toppings like prosciutto, mozzarella, and warm pizza sauce. The pizza sandwich recipes have since evolved and exploded, making all sorts of gourmet toppings fair game. 

Indeed, one of the things I love most about the viral pizza sandwich is its versatility. You can customize it with homemade pizza sauce and your favorite pizza toppings. Green peppers anyone? Whether you’re a pepperoni pizza lover or a pineapple and ham weirdo, you can make these pizza sandwiches your own. 

I happen to love the flavors of Argentinian street food in my Pizza Sandwich. The next time you’re looking for an easy dinner that’s a fun twist on pizza, I can almost guarantee this recipe will hit the spot.

​If you want to explore other ways to use your Breeo Pizza Oven, check out these OTFC recipes: Steak and Lobster in a Pizza Oven, Carne Asada Pizza, Smoked Pizza Burgers, and Flap Steak Pizza.

Pizza Sandwich Ingredients

  • ​Dough – Pizza dough pieces, coated in flour and cornmeal, get a drizzle of flavorful olive oil.
  • Choripan – Juicy chorizo sausages, nestled between slices of mozzarella cheese, complement optional additions such as mayonnaise, fresh tomatoes, and jalapenos.
  • Chimichurri – A zesty chimichurri sauce adds endless flavor with chopped parsley, minced garlic cloves, red wine vinegar, red chili flakes, olive oil, and kosher salt.

When you’re looking for a quick and easy meal for Friday night, this epic pizza sandwich won’t disappoint. 

How to Make the Choripan Pizza Sandwich

Alright, let’s get started with some happy cooking with the amazing Breeo Pizza Oven! Preheat the oven to a toasty 450-500° degrees F. While that’s heating up, grab a bowl and mix together all the ingredients for the chimichurri sauce. Once it’s all combined, set it aside until you’re ready to use it.

Chimichurri sauce is easy to make and so freakin' delicious on the pizza sandwiches.

Now, let’s prep the sausage. Pop a large skillet into the preheated oven and add your sausages. Let them cook for about 10-12 minutes until fully cooked. Once they’re done, remove from heat but keep warm.

The chorizo cooks in a cast iron pan.

Next up, it’s time to work with the dough balls. Slice it into quarters and place each piece on a well-floured work surface. Then, stretch each quarter into an 8-inch round shape. Drizzle some oil over the flattened dough and layer on the mozzarella cheese slices.

Now, fold the dough slightly onto itself, drizzle with a bit more olive oil, and pop it into the pizza oven. For 10 minutes, let the pizza dough cook until fully cooked, golden brown, and each slice of cheese melts. 

The pizza dough is cooked with slices of mozzarella.

Once your dough is perfectly cooked, take it out of the oven and slice up those sausages. Load up your pizza buns with the sliced sausages and then top them off with generous amounts of chimichurri sauce, sliced jalapenos, sliced tomatoes, and mayo if you’re feeling extra indulgent. 

And there you have it. Your delicious homemade pizza sandwiches are now ready to be devoured! Serve and enjoy every bite of that crunchy, savory, cheesy, saucy goodness!

What to Serve with a Pizza Sandwich

A pizza sandwich is a fairly filling and complete meal on its own. However, a common side dish to serve with choripan is an “ensalada criolla” or Creole salad. This salad typically consists of sliced onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers, seasoned with salt, vinegar, and olive oil.

For another idea, make some tomato soup with some marinara sauce for added Italian seasoning flavor to go with the sandwiches.  

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How to Store & Reheat

To store any leftover pizza sandwiches, allow them to cool completely before wrapping them tightly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Place the wrapped sandwiches in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag and store them in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. 

When you’re ready to enjoy them again, preheat your oven to a medium heat of 350° degrees F. Unwrap the sandwiches and place them on a baking sheet or sheet pan, then heat them in the oven for about 10-15 minutes until warmed through and the cheese is melted. Alternatively, heat the sandwiches up in a frying pan or hot skillet with some olive oil.

The viral pizza sandwich is ready to eat.

FAQs for the pIzza Sandwidh

Can I use other kinds of sausage? 

Sure, spicy Italian sausage would taste amazing in these pizza sandwiches. 

​What other kinds of cheeses can I use? 

While mozzarella and pizza go together like butter on bread, feel free to experiment with other options like Monterey Jack with some Parmesan cheese. 

Where can I find good pizza dough? 

Your local grocery store should have some pizza dough prepared and ready for you to take home. If not, check out this simple Pizza Dough Recipe.

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Viral pizza sandwich made with chorizo and chimichurri

Pizza Sandwich

The Pizza Sandwich features spicy chorizo, melted mozzarella, and homemade chimichurri on a pizza bun.
Author:Derek Wolf
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people



  • 1 Whole Pizza Dough quartered
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Cornmeal
  • Olive Oil as needed


  • 3-4 Chorizo Sausage
  • 9-10 Mozzarella Slices
  • Mayonnaise optional
  • Sliced Tomatoes optional
  • Sliced Jalapenos optional


  • ¾ cup Parsley chopped
  • ¼ cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 4-6 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Flakes
  • Olive Oil to desired consistency
  • Salt to taste


  • Preheat your pizza oven to 450-500F.
  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the chimichurri. Set to the side until ready to use.
  • Add a cast iron skillet to the oven to preheat.
  • Then add your sausage to the skillet to cook for 10-12 minutes until fully cooked. Pull off and keep warm
  • Slice your dough into quarters. Place on a well floured workplace and stretch into 8” round.
  • Drizzle oil over the flat dough and top with cheese.
  • Slightly fold the dough onto itself, drizzle with olive oil and place into the pizza oven to cook for 10 minutes or until the dough is fully cooked.
  • Pull out once melted, then slice up your sausages and place into the pizza bun.
  • Top with ample amounts of chimichurri, sliced jalapenos, sliced tomatoes and mayonnaise. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 8Oz | Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 469mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1911IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 4mg

Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

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