These pizzas are cheap, quick and easy to make. This recipe makes enough pizza to serve 4 people. You can make one extra large pizza or individual ones. We usually make 3 as my husband has a big appetite!

You will need:


  • 300g plain/wholemeal flour (and a little extra for dusting)
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 200ml warm water
  • plus toppings



  • Place the flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl.

  • Add the olive oil to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

  • Form a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, gradually add the water and stir until the mixture forms to a dough like ball (you can use hand or a spoon for this part – it’s up to you).

  • Dust the side with flour and knead the dough for 5 minutes.

  • Place the dough in a bowl and cover with cling film to allow to prove whilst you prepare the toppings. I would recommend leaving it for at least 10 minutes.

  • Once your toppings are prepared cut your dough into balls and shape to form the bases. We usually cut it into three balls as my husband has quite a large appetite! Once the bases have been shaped transfer them to a dusted pizza tray (if you try and move the pizzas after they have been topped they will break).

  • Now for the fun part – the topping!  We usually use passata to cover the base as tomato puree can be a little rich, but it’s entirely up to you. You get creative and go with a bbq sauce (my favourite) or add generous dollops of pesto. Our favourite toppings include mozzarella, cheddar, gorgonzola, fetta, sun dried tomatoes, ham, pineapple, pepperoni, caramelised red onion chutney, peppers, sweetcorn, mixed herbs, chicken, bacon, chilli, mushrooms, onion, olives (basically whatever we have in the fridge).

  • Place your pizza’s in the oven and  250 degrees or until crisp.Our oven usually takes 30 – 40 minutes but it’s not very good so yours will probably be less. Just keep a close eye.

Apologies for the rubbish lighting!