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Jamie's quick folded pan pizza recipe

Jamie's quick folded pan pizza recipe

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Jamie says: "A freshly baked pizza is hard to beat in the colder months, but getting it right can be a labour of love. I’ve swapped the oven for the frying pan so you can get a delicious family dinner on the table, fast! This is all done on the hob and full of the good stuff – it’s one satisfying family favourite." See method

  • Serves Serves 4 (makes 2 pizzas)
  • 25 mins
  • 498 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 courgette
  • 6 olives
  • 4 tbsp passata
  • 1 tbsp vegetarian red or green pesto
  • 400g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 120g grated mozzarella & cheese mix
  • 1 round lettuce
  • olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    12g 16%
  • Saturates

    6g 29%
  • Sugars

    4g 4%
  • Salt

    1.7g 28%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 76.5g Protein 18.9g Fibre 6.4g


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1. Speed-peel half the courgette into ribbons lengthways, set aside for the salad, then very finely slice the other half. Destone (if necessary) and tear up the olives. In a bowl, mix the passata with the pesto.

2. Put the flour in a bowl with a pinch of sea salt and gradually pour in up to 200ml of water, stirring as you go so it comes together into a ball of dough. Knead for just 1 min on a clean, flour-dusted surface, then divide the dough in two. Using a rolling pin, roll out into circles that are a little smaller than the base of a 30cm frying pan.

3. Put a 30cm frying pan over a medium-high heat. Spread the tomato sauce over the pizza bases, leaving a 2cm border. Scatter the sliced courgette, olives and cheese over half of each pizza. Fold over the half of the base without the toppings; roughly crimp the edges together with your hands to seal. Carefully transfer the folded pizzas into the hot pan, side by side; cook for 3-4 mins each side until golden.

4. Meanwhile, click the outer leaves from your lettuce, wash and pat dry. Cut the lettuce heart into quarters, then divide the lettuce and remaining courgette ribbons between plates. Dress with 1 tbsp olive oil and a little balsamic. Transfer the folded pizzas to a board and serve with the salad alongside.

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