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Instant pepperoni and rocket pizza recipe

Instant pepperoni and rocket pizza recipe

7 ratings

Who knew you could make homemade pizza in under 30 minutes? This quick and easy recipe tastes amazing — and it’s even quicker than ordering a takeaway. With fragrant Parmesan and fresh rocket, it's a delicious treat for the family, and is perfect for speedy weekend cooking. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 15 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 725 calories / serving


  • 220g self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp corn meal
  • 200g passata
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 125g ball mozzarella, torn into pieces
  • 30g pepperoni
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan, grated
  • a few fresh basil leaves (if you have them)
  • handful rocket leaves
No self-raising flour? Add 2 tsp baking powder for every 150g plain flour

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    23g 33%
  • Saturates

    13g 64%
  • Sugars

    7g 8%
  • Salt

    4.3g 72%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 106.4g Protein 29.3g Fibre 6g


  1. Heat the grill to medium. Put the flour and ¾ tsp of salt in a bowl, make a well in the centre and add 125ml water. Mix with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together and then shape into a ball with your hands. Knead gently for a minute or two, until you have a soft dough.
  2. Shape into a round on a surface dusted with about half the corn meal (or flour) and roll into a round that will fit a 30cm, or your largest frying pan, fold the edges over slightly to create a crust. Tip the passata into a bowl with ¼ tsp salt, a grind of black pepper and the oregano and mix well.
  3. Heat a large ovenproof frying pan until really hot. Sprinkle the rest of the corn meal onto the pan and add the dough. Cook for 2 mins, it will start to bubble up in places. Spread the tomato mixture over the pizza base, scatter on the mozzarella and pepperoni, then scatter on the Parmesan and basil, if using. Take off the heat and put the pan under the hot grill for about 4-5 mins, until the cheese is melted. Scatter with the rocket and basil, if using.

Cook's tip: You can use flour if you don’t have any corn meal in the cupboard but it gives the base a good, crisp texture.

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