pizzaHomemade pizza is easy to make and tastes great! Try this easy pizza base recipe or if you prefer use readymade pizza bases or pita bread.


Pizza Base


1 Serve

2 Serves


¾ cup

1½ cup

 Baking Powder

½ t

1 t


1 T

2 T

 Milk to mix

about ¼ cup

about ½ cup


Pizza Toppings

Tomato paste plus any of the following:

- red or green pepper, de-seeded and sliced

- tomatoes, sliced

- mushrooms, finely sliced

- courgettes, finely sliced

- green or black olives, whole or sliced

- pineapple pieces

- ham, bacon, salami or smoked chicken

- sardines, tuna or salmon

- grated cheese



  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C.
  2. Lightly grease baking tray with pastry brush and oil or oil spray.
  3. Place the flour and baking powder in a large bowl and mix together.
  4. Add the oil and add sufficient milk to make a firm dough.
  5. Roll the dough out to form a 15cm or 25cm circle for 2 serves.
  6. Spread tomato paste on the base first and then arrange other chosen toppings on the base.
  7. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes. If using Pita bread or pre-made base, bake for 10 minutes at 190º C.


Recipe from Cooking for Older People – Easy Recipes for One or Two,
Canterbury District Health Board.

Abbreviations Used in Recipes

utensilst = teaspoon

T = tablespoon

ml = millilitre

g = gram

º C = degrees Celsius

cm = centimetre