Instant Pepperoni and Rocket Pizza

pepperoni and rocket pizza in a frying pan

Who knew you could make homemade pizza in under 30 minutes? This quick recipe tastes amazing and is a delicious treat for the whole family. 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2 people


Heat the grill to medium.

Put the flour and 3/4 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.

Shape into a round on a surface dusted with about half the polenta (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 1/4 tsp salt, a grind of black pepper and the oregano and mix well.

Heat a large ovenproof frying pan until really hot.

Sprinkle the rest of the polenta onto the pan and add the dough.

Cook for 2 minutes, 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 minutes, until the cheese is melted.

Scatter with the rocket and basil, if using.

Tip: You can use flour if you don’t have any polenta in the cupboard but it gives the base a good, crisp texture


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