Homemade Rainbow Pizza
Updated: Oct 7, 2021
A delicious, colourful and nutritious recipe designed to get the whole family to have fun and eat a rainbow! Ham, tuna, cooked chicken or pepperoni can also be added before cooking for extra taste.
Makes approximately 6 servings
Preparation time is approximately 2 hours (but don't let this put you off - this is mainly due to the dough resting time!)
Cooking time is approximately 10 -15 minutes
For the dough (or buy ready-made pizza bases):
650g strong white flour ( or wholemeal for a healthier option)
7g sachet easy-blend yeast
2 tsp salt
25ml olive oil
50ml warm milk
325ml warm water
For the rainbow toppings:
200g box or jar of passata
I of each colour bell peppers (orange, red, yellow)
I small tin sweetcorn
I red onion
1 small bag of mozzarella – cut into lemon-slice sized pieces (or a dairy free 'mozzarella' style cheese)
Small box of baby tomatoes
1 courgette, a handful of spinach, broccoli or peas (whichever you prefer)
How to make your rainbow pizza
To make the dough
Mix the flour, yeast and salt together in a large mixing bowl and stir in the olive oil and milk. Gradually add the water, mixing well to form a soft dough.
Turn the dough out on to a floured work surface and knead for about five minutes, until smooth and elastic. Transfer to a clean bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and leave to rise for about 1½ hours, until doubled in size.
When the dough has risen, then knead again until smooth, roll into a ball and set aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour until risen again.
Preheat the oven to its highest setting.
Divide the dough into six balls and roll each out onto a lightly floured work surface until 20cm/8in in diameter. (You can also make one big pizza.)
To make the pizzas
Spread a little passata (or homemade tomato sauce) over each pizza base
Top with mozzarella cheese and rainbow toppings (see picture above)
Bake the pizzas in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the bases are crisp and golden-brown around the edges and any cheese on the topping has melted.
HINTS & TIPS
Get children involved in choosing the toppings, chopping and also topping the pizzas!
If you'd like to make it gluten-free – use a gluten free pitta/wrap as a base (reduce cooking time by five minutes).
And no problem if you're dairy-free – just use a dairy-free or vegan cheese instead of the mozzarella! But try and get a 'mozzarella' style one as some of the substitutes don't melt very well.
Please click HERE to see Cooking Good’s statement on allergens and substitutions within recipes.
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