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Speedy Turkish pizzas recipe

Speedy Turkish pizzas recipe

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Dreaming of a takeaway? Why not make your own with this speedy pizza recipe using pre-made pizza dough to save time. Loaded with spiced lamb mince and crumbled salad cheese, this Turkish-inspired pizza really packs a punch and will definitely go down well at dinnertime. You can even make the mince mixture the day before to save time. See method

  • Serves 4 (makes 2 large pizzas)
  • 15 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 699 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus 2 tsp to drizzle
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 250g pack lamb mince 10% fat
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp crushed chillies
  • 2 x 280g packs ready-rolled pizza dough
  • ½ x 390g carton Italian chopped tomatoes with olive oil and garlic
  • 100g reduced-fat salad cheese, crumbled
  • 15g fresh mint leaves, picked
  • salad leaves, to serve (optional)
If you don't have chopped tomatoes, chop up a tin of plum tomatoes instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    23g 33%
  • Saturates

    8g 40%
  • Sugars

    13g 15%
  • Salt

    3.7g 62%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 91.6g Protein 30.6g Fibre 5.8g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. In a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp oil over a medium heat and add the onion and garlic. Gently fry for 5-8 mins until softened. Add the lamb mince and pepper and fry for 3-4 mins until browning. Pour off and discard the excess liquid and fat from the mince, then add the spices and fry for 2-3 mins until fragrant. Set aside.
  2. Unroll the pizza dough and place each one on a baking sheet. Spread half the chopped tomatoes over each base, leaving a 2cm border. Top with the lamb mix and cheese, and drizzle each with 1 tsp oil. Bake the pizzas for 10-15 mins until golden. Scatter with mint leaves and serve half a pizza each with salad leaves, if you like.

Get ahead: You can prepare the mince mixture up to 24 hrs ahead; cool and keep covered in the fridge. It will also freeze for 1 month.

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