Tenderstem® and Mozzarella Pizza

You can’t beat homemade pizza. This recipe is kept simple by using a bought pizza base mix; however you can prepare your own dough if preferred. Alternatively you can speed things up even more by using a ready prepared base.

Makes 2 pizzas
20 mins prep time
40 mins cook time

recipe courtesy of our friends at tenderstem.co.uk

  • Ingredients

    You'll Need

    • 1 double packet of pizza base
    • Flour for rolling out
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • Half red onion, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
    • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
    • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
    • 2 tbsp tomato puree
    • Salt and pepper
    • 250-300g grated mozzarella
    • 150-200g Tenderstem® broccoli
    • Half red pepper, thinly sliced
    • 6 button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • Method

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°c, 400°f or gas mark 6

    2. Prepare the pizza dough according to the packet instructions, giving you 2 x balls of dough. Roll each one out on a lightly floured surface then sit onto lightly floured baking sheets, turning the edges under to create a crust. Leave to rise while you prepare the tomato sauce and toppings.

    3. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a saucepan then gently sauté the chopped onion and garlic for about 8 minutes. Add the mixed herbs, chopped tomatoes and puree. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.

    4. Spread a generous amount of the tomato sauce over the pizza bases, leaving a 1cm crust. Scatter over the mozzarella and top with the Tenderstem (halved lengthways if they are particularly thick stems), red pepper, mushrooms and onion.

    5. Add a twist of black pepper and drizzle over some olive oil. Place in the oven and cook for about 15-20 minutes until the top is golden and the dough is crisp.