5 easy pizza toppings

5 easy pizza toppings

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Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2
Knock up a quick dough base then choose one of these exciting toppings for an easy homemade Italian feast

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  • 1 pizza base, ready-made or from 300g bread mix

Ham, mushroom & rocket

  • 75g basil pesto



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • 75g mushroom, sliced



    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • handful cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 100g ham, chopped
  • handful rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

Spicy pepperoni & pepper

  • 75g passata
  • 1 green pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • handful parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 100g mozzarella, torn
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 40g pepperoni, sliced

Italian goat's cheese & veggie special

  • 2 big handfuls spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 75g basil pesto



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • 50g green olive, halved
  • 50g sundried tomato, sliced
  • 100g soft goat's cheese

Crispy bacon, artichoke & ricotta

  • 200g ricotta



    Ricotta is an Italian cheese made from whey and traditionally a by-product of…

  • 400g can artichoke heart, drained
  • 50g black olive, halved
  • 6 rashers streaky bacon

Beef, basil, tomato & mozzarella

  • 200g lean beef mince



    The classic choice of meat for a British Sunday roast. Beef is full of flavour, as…

  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 75g passata
  • handful cherry tomato, halved
  • 100g mozzarella, torn
  • basil leaves, to serve (optional)


  1. To make your own base: Make up 300g bread mix following pack instructions. Don’t rise or knead – just roll into a rough 30cm circle on a baking sheet. Or you can buy a ready-made pizza base from the supermarket. Top using suggestions below.

  2. To bake your pizza: Heat oven to 240C/220C fan/gas 8, add one of the toppings suggested below then bake for 15-20 mins until crisp.

  3. Ham, mushroom & rocket with pesto: Spread your base with the pesto. Top with ham, mushrooms, tomatoes and some seasoning. Bake as above then top with a handful of rocket.

  4. Spicy pepperoni & pepper: Spread your base with passata. Top with pepperoni, chilli, green pepper and mozzarella. Season, bake as above. Sprinkle with parsley.

  5. Italian goat's cheese & veggie special: Put spinach into a colander, pour over a kettle of boiling water to wilt, then squeeze out any excess. Spread base with pesto. Top with the spinach, cheese, olives and tomatoes. Season, then bake as above.

  6. Crispy bacon, artichoke & ricotta: Spread your base with ricotta. Scatter over artichokes, olives and bacon. Season and bake as above.

  7. Beef, basil, tomato & mozzarella: Fry mince with onion and garlic in olive oil over a high heat for 5 mins until browned. Spread passata over your base. Top with mince mixture, tomatoes and mozzarella. Season and bake as per above. Sprinkle with some basil leaves and serve.

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7th Mar, 2017
I agree...... This is great for me because im in secondary and i am doing free chice in cooking and i chose pizza so yes this is really helping
8th May, 2012
Wow! The pizza recipes have helped me alot.. I wanted to do it for my mum and her visitors.. Thanks alot.
7th Mar, 2017
Do i need to put the certain toppings on in the groups
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10th Mar, 2017
You can pick any of the toppings or do a combination. If you're cooking more than one pizza at a time with different toppings you can check during cooking and remove at different times if necessary. Hope that helps.
7th Mar, 2017
Maybe leave it cooking for 25 mins
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