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How to make homemade pizza for £1.50

For the days when you’re craving pizza but haven’t quite got the funds to cover another takeaway, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a quick, easy and healthy(ish) recipe.

As much as we all love pizza, it isn’t the cheapest or, alas, healthiest option. Luckily for you, we’ve got a recipe for a homemade pizza which is much cheaper than a takeaway, but just as tasty.

Cover the pizza with lovely, colourful veg, and you can squeeze in some of your five-a-day to add a bit of nutrition to your favourite meal.

Once you’ve got the main ingredients and equipment in the cupboard, you can recreate this dish for a really low cost. And, if you’ve got mates round, you can feed the group for a pretty low cost per person.

When we made this recipe, we bulked up the ingredients to make five pizzas which cost us £11.35 altogether. That works out at £2.27 per pizza.

And, we later found the same ingredients for around £7.50, so you could be spending just £1.50 or less per pizza. Bon appétit.

Homemade pizza recipe

Homemade ham and cheese pizza recipe

Serves: recipe makes one pizza

Equipment

To make this pizza, you’ll need kitchen scales, a mixing bowl, a rolling pin and a measuring jug. It might feel like you’re having to splash out a lot to get these, but you can find some really good deals on them. And, once you’ve bought them, they’ll last ages.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (gas mark 4)
  2. Place the flour and salt into a mixing bowl
  3. Slowly mix in the olive oil and warm water to form a dough ball (if it’s too sticky, add more flour; if it’s too dry add more water)
  4. Sprinkle flour onto the rolling pin and the kitchen surface you’ll be rolling the dough on, so they don’t stick
  5. Roll out the dough ball to form a pizza base
  6. Place the pizza base on a baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes
  7. Remove the base, cover with tomato puree and top with cheese, then load up your toppings
  8. Cook in the oven for a further 10–15 minutes
  9. The best part: remove from the oven and enjoy!

Extra tips for making homemade pizza

homemade ham, sweetcorn and rocket pizza

There are many reasons to try making your own pizza – one being that you have the freedom to mix and match your favourite toppings.

If you buy the ingredients in bulk, you can make a few pizzas at the same time with different toppings. If you’re cooking for one friend who loves meat feast pizzas and another who’s veggie, it’s a super easy way to make everyone happy.

As well as being a great thing to make for friends, you can get everyone round to make pizzas together.

Either at pre-drinks or as a fun night in, making pizza is a really lovely, chilled thing to do with mates. Plus, if everyone makes them together, it means the cooking and washing up’s not all left to you – win-win.

Check out our food highlights on Instagram to see how we got on with this recipe.