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This delicious homemade pizza recipe is easy and great fun to make. With a thin pizza base and a selection of healthy toppings too it proves that pizza doesn't have to be the unhealthy cheese laden calorific dish you get as a takeaway!

Homemade Pizza

This delicious homemade pizza recipe is easy and great fun to make. With a thin pizza base and a selection of healthy toppings, it shows even pizzas can still be healthier than shop bought!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 large pizzas
Calories 512kcal
Author Neil


  • 250 g strong white bread flour
  • 250 g plain white flour
  • 5 g instant dried yeast
  • 10 g salt
  • 325 ml warm water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • rye flour / course semolina flour for dusting
  • 400 g can of pizza sauce


  • Pre-heat oven to 180C Fan

Make the pizza dough

  • Combine the flours, yeast, salt and warm water either in a mixing bowl or in a stand mixer. Mix by hand or with a dough hook. Add the olive oil, and once the dough has combined to form a ball, remove it from the bowl and knead it for a couple of minutes, until soft and silky. Put in a clean bowl, cover and leave to rest for at least one hour.
  • Turn oven up full or at least to 250C fan. Place your pizza stone (if you have one) into the bottom of your oven or lightly brushed oven baking tray(s) with some olive oil.
  • Slice up your chosen pizza toppings to desired topping sizes.
  • After the dough has rested for at least one hour, cut it into 4 large pieces or 8 smaller pieces. Roll into balls and keep covered until required.
  • Use the flour to dust a worktop surface. Roll out one of the dough balls to the required size and thickness or roughly 5mm.
  • Spread the pizza dough with a light covering of pizza sauce or tomato paste, then top with your toppings and a handful of cheese.
  • Place pizza into oven, directly onto its pizza stone, or a shelf for the baking tray and cook for approximately 8 – 10 minutes. Keep checking until the crust is crispy and cheese bubbling and lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven onto a wooden board to slice and serve.


Nutrition label is per pizza base and does not include any toppings.
If you cannot get pizza sauce you can use tomato paste instead.


Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1496mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 4.5mg