5 easy pizza toppings

Pizza recipe for 2 people, takes only 20 mins; recipe has pizza base, pesto, mushroom, cherry tomato, ham, rocket, passata, green pepper, parsley, mozzarella, red chilli, pepperoni, spinach, pesto, green olive, sundried tomato, goat's cheese, ricotta, artichoke heart, black olive, streaky bacon, beef, red onion, garlic clove, olive oil, passata, cherry tomato, mozzarella and basil leaf.

5 easy pizza toppings

5 easy pizza toppings

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Pizza


Prep time

10 mins


  • Beef: 200g lean beef mince
  • Garlic Clove: 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Red Chilli: 1 red chilli, sliced
  • Cherry Tomato: handful cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Basil Leaf: basil leaves, to serve (optional)
  • Olive Oil: 1 tsp olive oil
  • Streaky Bacon: 6 rashers streaky bacon
  • Red Onion: 1 red onion, sliced
  • Parsley: handful parsley, roughly chopped
  • Rocket: handful rocket
  • Pesto: 75g basil pesto
  • Green Olive: 50g green olive, halved
  • Passata: 75g passata
  • Sundried Tomato: 50g sundried tomato, sliced
  • Artichoke Heart: 400g can artichoke heart, drained
  • Mozzarella: 100g mozzarella, torn
  • Ham: 100g ham, chopped
  • Black Olive: 50g black olive, halved
  • Green Pepper: 1 green pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • Mushroom: 75g mushroom, sliced
  • Spinach: 2 big handfuls spinach
  • Ricotta: 200g ricotta
  • Goat'S Cheese: 100g soft goat's cheese
  • Pizza Base: 1 pizza base, ready-made or from 300g bread mix
  • Pepperoni: 40g pepperoni, sliced


  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.