This is the best pizza recipe for making with kids. Simple, quick, fun to make and tasty - all at the same time. Big thanks to our West Berkshire Community Support Worker, Lyn, for bringing this recipe to PhunkyFoods!
The nutrient profile of a home-made pizza is so much better than shop bought; lower in fat, salt and sugar. Pile high with vegetable toppings and enjoy.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; chop using bridge/claw safely; mix to form a dough; knead; shape dough.
Fork, bowl, spoon, baking sheet, stick blender or food processor
Ingredients (makes 8 individual pizzas):
- 140g self-raising flour
- 140g wholemeal self-raising flour
- 200ml Greek yoghurt
- 200g canned tomatoes
- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- 1 pinch of oregano
- 100g mozzarella (grated)
- Toppings of your choice e.g. sliced tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, courgettes, sweetcorn
- Put the self-raising flour in a bowl and stir in the yoghurt, first with a fork and then bring together to form a dough with your hands and knead lightly.
- Turn out the dough on a lightly floured surface and divide the dough into 8 pieces.
- Roll out each piece into a circle about 15 cm and place on a baking sheet.
- Blitz the tomatoes in a food processor or with a stick blender, then add the tomato purée and oregano.
- Spoon one dessert spoon of sauce onto the base and spread evenly.
- Top with a little mozzarella and then your chosen topping.
Cook in a preheated oven at 220°C for 8-10 minutes.
So thinking about Lyn's Easiest Pizza Ever ...
Greek Yoghurt is an excellent source of protein and calcium and contains good amounts of vitamin A, B vitamins and the mineral zinc.
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins and minerals. Add a range of different vegetables for your pizza toppings.
Mozzarella Cheese is lower in fat and salt than hard cheeses, but it should still be used sparingly to reduce fat and salt.
per 115g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 708KJ / 168kcal
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