The BBC Good Food logo
Polenta pizza with purple sprouting broccoli & mozzarella

Polenta pizza with purple sprouting broccoli & mozzarella

A star rating of 2.6 out of 5.6 ratingsRate
Magazine subscription – your first 5 issues for only £5!
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

A low-calorie, vegetarian pizza with sweet peppers and a golden polenta base. Top with melting mozzarella and Parmesan

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
low inkcal498


  • 400ml vegetable stock (I used Marigold bouillon powder)
  • 100g polenta
  • 4 tbsp grated parmesan (vegetarian version optional)
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 200g purple sprouting broccoli , ends trimmed
  • 4 cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1 garlic clove , chopped
  • 125g ball of low-fat mozzarella , cut into cubes
  • 10 red peppers from a jar, halved (I used Peppadew)


  • STEP 1

    Heat the grill to its highest setting. In a medium saucepan, bring the stock to a boil, then slowly pour in the polenta, whisking constantly. Add some salt and 2 tbsp of the Parmesan. Continue to whisk until thick, about 3 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Grease a large baking tray with 1 tsp of the oil, pour over the polenta and spread it out to a 30cm circle – if you have time, leave it to chill, uncovered, in the fridge for 30 mins.

  • STEP 3

    Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 2 mins. Rinse in cold water and drain well. If any stems are thick, halve them lengthways. In a small bowl, mix the cherry tomatoes with the garlic and remaining oil. Season well.

  • STEP 4

    Layer the mozzarella over the polenta, then add the broccoli, tomatoes, peppers and remaining Parmesan. Pop under the grill for 3-4 mins or until golden at the edges and the cheese has melted.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2016

Goes well with


Comments, questions and tips

Rate this recipe

What is your star rating out of 5?

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Overall rating

A star rating of 2.6 out of 5.6 ratings

Sponsored content