how to make nigerian pizza

Easy Cheese and Tomato Pizza


The midterm break was some few days ago back here and my little madam, HRH requested pizza for brunch. Before you know it I was in the kitchen with her like some sort of a superwoman kneading away, well with help from the madam herself. She couldn’t be much happier when I mentioned cheese and tomatoes, she loves anything CHEESE! The pizza was ready under 30 minutes, yes! Partly because it was the ol’ classic cheese and tomato pizza and because I already have the sauce frozen from the last time I used it.

Pizza sauce keeps well in the freezer but I’m yet to try frozen dough so I can’t really tell you how much well it would keep for with any preservative. Going by the shop bought frozen pizza, it should still last a while. If you are thinking of doing this and keeping in the freezer then you should be fine.

The pizza was lovely and it was all gone in under 15 minutes, the madam herself ate 4 slices. How she managed it, I don’t know. If you don’t have ready-made pizza sauce, simply use simple homemade ata dindin or tomato stew and it would yield the same amazing result. You can add any protein of choice and you can even add suya or asun, the more the merrier.


What you will need

300g all purpose flour

7g fast action yeast

125ml warm water

Pinch of salt

1tbsp sugar

For the tomato sauce




Seasoning (optional)


2tbsp veg oil (optional)


Mozerella cheese

Cheddar cheese

Sweet corn

Pineapple chunks



  • Preheat the oven at 200 to 220 degrees

To make the sauce ahead

Add the whole ingredients into a pan and place on a medium heat bring to boil on low heat till it is reduced in size. Take it off the heat and leave to cool before use.

To make pizza dough

Oil the pizza tray or baking tray and set aside

Add the flour, sugar, salt and yeast into a bowl, add warm water and knead until smooth. Continue to knead for another 3-5 minutes and press into the pizza tray.

Spread the pizza sauce on the dough without it touching the border of the dough (mine went over, thanks to HRH)



Add any other topping at this stage if using

Sprinkle the cheese as much as you want on the sauce  and bake in the oven between 12 and 15 minutes or till the dough cookpizza-recipes through.


Remove from the oven and slice and enjoy.




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  1. ateeyerh saeed

    Pls am in nigeria n wld lyk to knw wat I can use in place of d oregano, pasata, n basil or aw dey are cald in nigeria terms. Rilli nyc job u av here.

    • Hello, blend fresh tomato and tomato puree together and boil till reduced in size (slightly thick and not too dry) For the herbs, use chopped scent leave. thanks and I hope this helps

  2. coolthoom

    Your blog is really lovely. Well done and thank you for all the effort and lessons.


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