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
Serves: recipe makes one pizza
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.
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC (gas mark 4)
- Place the flour and salt into a mixing bowl
- 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)
- Sprinkle flour onto the rolling pin and the kitchen surface you’ll be rolling the dough on, so they don’t stick
- Roll out the dough ball to form a pizza base
- Place the pizza base on a baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes
- Remove the base, cover with tomato puree and top with cheese, then load up your toppings
- Cook in the oven for a further 10–15 minutes
- The best part: remove from the oven and enjoy!
Extra tips for making homemade 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.