Five cheat pizzas

April 18, 2014 11:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Feel like a pizza, but no time to pound out the dough and make a fancy sauce? Here’s our guide to ‘cheat pizzas’ – the ones you can make super-fast, with very little effort – probably using things you already have at home. Perfect for children’s lunches in the Easter holidays: they can help prepare them, should eat them enthusiastically, and if you use proper ingredients, they can make a very nutritious meal.

Pitta bread pizzas - quick and easy.

Pitta bread pizzas – quick and easy.

Pitta bread pizzas

These work brilliantly with any of the pittas we sell – see our range here. You simply put a layer of tomato puree, ketchup or sauce on top of the pitta, sprinkle on cheese and add other toppings. Add some dried herbs and seasonings to taste and then bake or grill until ready. If you cut into wedge shapes once cooked, they look even more like ‘real’ pizzas.


Muffin pizzas

Made with savoury muffins, these follow exactly the same principles as for pitta bread pizzas.


Scone pizzas

A good pizza for when you don’t have, or don’t want to use, yeast.


110g self-raising flour

25g margarine

4 tbsp milk

75g grated cheese

Tomato puree or sauce

Toppings and herbs of your choice


Preheat the oven to 180C. Rub the margarine into the flour, then add the milk and 50g cheese. Roll out to make one large or several small bases, then add the tomato puree or sauce, toppings and herbs, and the remaining cheese. Bake for 15-20 mins.


Super-fast pizza

Really, just fancy cheese on toast! Toast one side of a slice or two of bread. Then dab on some Worcester sauce, tomato puree, cheese, any other toppings (making sure that they are quick-cooking!) and herbs. Toast the other side till nice and bubbly.


Frying-pan pizza

Useful for those times, such as camping, when you only have a hob to cook on. To make it even easier, measurements are in cups – no need to worry about scales.

Combine 1 ½ mugs self-raising flour with ½ mug warm water, some salt and a slug of olive oil. Mix it all well, until smooth, then stretch or roll out to a shape that will fit your frying pan.

Oil a frying pan and place it over the heat. Then add your dough, along with the toppings (tomato, cheese, other quick-cooking toppings and herbs) and cook until done. If you have access to a grill, you can speed up the process by putting it under the grill at the end. You can also fold the pizza over into a half-moon shape to encourage faster cooking.

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