5 Easy Pizza Toppings

If Italian Feast is what you crave, then this pizza recipe from Good Food is what you need. Choose from any of the following pizza toppings or make the most out of it and bring in everything!



Ingredients
1 pizza base , ready-made or from
300g bread mix
HAM, MUSHROOM & ROCKET
75g basil pesto
100g ham , chopped
75g mushrooms , sliced
handful cherry tomatoes , halved
handful rocket
SPICY PEPPERONI & PEPPER
75g passata
40g pepperoni , sliced
1 red chilli , sliced
1 green pepper , deseeded and
sliced
100g mozzarella , torn
handful parsley , roughly chopped
ITALIAN GOAT'S CHEESE &
VEGGIE SPECIAL
2 big handfuls spinach
75g basil pesto
100g soft goat's cheese
50g green olives , halved
50g sundried tomatoes , sliced
CRISPY BACON, ARTICHOKE &
RICOTTA
200g ricotta
400g can artichoke hearts ,
drained
50g black olives , halved
6 rashers streaky bacon
BEEF, BASIL, TOMATO &
MOZZARELLA
200g lean beef mince
1 red onion , sliced
3 garlic cloves , crushed
1 tsp olive oil
75g passata
handful cherry tomato , halved
100g mozzarella , torn
basil leaves , to serve (optional)

Method: 

1. To make your own base: Make up 300g bread mix following
pack instructions. Don't rise or knead - just roll into a rough
30cm circle on a baking sheet. Or you can buy a ready-made
pizza base from the supermarket. Top using suggestions below.
2. To bake your pizza: Heat oven to 240C/220C fan/gas 8, add
one of the toppings suggested below then bake for 15-20 mins
until crisp.
3. Ham, mushroom & rocket with pesto: Spread your base
with the pesto. Top with ham, mushrooms, tomatoes and some
seasoning. Bake as above then top with a handful of rocket.
4. Spicy pepperoni & pepper: Spread your base with passata.
Top with pepperoni, chilli, green pepper and mozzarella.
Season, bake as above. Sprinkle with parsley.
5. Italian goat's cheese & veggie special: Put spinach into a
colander, pour over a kettle of boiling water to wilt, then
squeeze out any excess. Spread base with pesto. Top with the
spinach, cheese, olives and tomatoes. Season, then bake as
above.
6. Crispy bacon, artichoke & ricotta: Spread your base with
ricotta. Scatter over artichokes, olives and bacon. Season and
bake as above

7. Beef, basil, tomato & mozzarella: Fry mince with onion and
garlic in olive oil over a high heat for 5 mins until browned.
Spread passata over your base. Top with mince mixture,
tomatoes and mozzarella. Season and bake as per above.
Sprinkle with some basil leaves and serve
Posted by Diane Araga, on April 14, 2013 at 8:00 PM