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Easy Cheese and Tomato Pizza

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This easy cheese and tomato pizza is a winner anytime especially when you’ve got little mouths to feed. Grown-ups are not left out either. It’s a great pizza recipe for the family.

cheese and tomato pizza slices on a white plate.

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 tomato sauce frozen from the last time I used it.

Pizza tomato sauce keeps well in the freezer but I’m yet to try frozen dough so I can’t really tell you how well it would keep 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 cheese and tomato pizza was lovely and it was all gone 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 tomato sauce, simply use ata dindin, passata or tomato paste and it would yield the same amazing result. You can add any protein or vegetable of choice.

This pizza would be perfect with this salt and pepper chips or salt and pepper chicken wings

Ingredients for Instant Pizza dough

300g all-purpose flour

7g fast action yeast

125ml warm water

Pinch of salt

1tbsp sugar

Ingredients for tomato sauce

  • 200g Passata
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • handful fresh Basil substitute with 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp bouillon powder (optional)
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 2tbsp veg oil (optional)

How to make tomato sauce

Add the tomato sauce ingredients to a pan and simmer on medium heat for about 10 minutes. Take it off the heat and leave to cool before adding to pizza dough. Alternatively, use one-part concentrated tomato, one-part water, mix it together and use as desired on pizza dough

Some Pizza Toppings Ideas

 Mozerella cheese

 Cheddar cheese

Sweet corn 

Pineapple chunks

Use the above according to preference

instant pizza dough, tomato sauce and grated cheese.

How to make cheese and tomato pizza

  • Preheat the oven at 200 to 220 degrees

To make instant pizza dough

Add the flour, sugar, salt and yeast into a bowl, mix to combine then add warm water and olive oil. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured worktop and knead until smooth. Continue to knead for another 3-5 minutes. Divide the dough into two and roll each dough to form a ball. Roll dough ball out to a circle.

tomato sauce spread on pizza dough.

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 cooks through.

Remove pizza from the oven, slice and enjoy.

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Easy Cheese and Tomato Pizza

This cheese and tomato pizza is made from scratch. It is a fun recipe to make with kids and adults alike. Made with instant pizza dough and homemade tomato sauce, this very cheesy tomato pizza was ready in 30 minutes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
0 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: cheese and tomato pizza, easy pizza recipe, instant pizza dough, tomato sauce
Servings: 4
Author: Ajoke

Ingredients

Ingredients for Instant Pizza dough

  • 300 g all-purpose flour
  • 7 g fast action yeast
  • 125 ml warm water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Ingredients for tomato sauce

  • 200 g Passata
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • handful fresh Basil substitute with 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp bouillon powder optional
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp veg oil optional

Instructions

How to make tomato sauce

  • Add the tomato sauce ingredients to a pan and simmer on medium heat for about 10 minutes. Take it off the heat and leave to cool before adding to pizza dough. Alternatively, use one-part concentrated tomato, one-part water, mix it together and use as desired on pizza dough

How to make instant pizza dough

  • Add the flour, sugar, salt and yeast into a bowl, mix to combine then add warm water and olive oil. Turn the dough unto a lightly floured worktop and knead until smooth. Continue to knead for another 3-5 minutes. Divide the dough into two and roll each dough to form a ball. Roll dough ball out to a circle.

How to make cheese and tomato pizza

  • Preheat the oven at 200⁰C fan oven and 220⁰C conventional oven. Do this at least 30 minutes before baking the pizza.
  • Spread the sauce on the rolled pizza dough without letting it touch the border of the dough
  • 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 cooks through and cheese bubbling.
  • Remove pizza from the oven, slice and enjoy.

If you made this pizza, don’t forget to leave me feedback. Tag me on Instagram and save away to your Pinterest

 

6 Comments

  1. Hello Ajoke!. I love your blog so much. You mentioned boiling the tomato twice? Does it need to be boiled and fried? I was thinking that it needed to be boiled once. Thank you.

     
    • Hi Mariam, thank you so much! No you only boil the sauce once. I will check the recipe again and update accordingly. Kindly let me know how it turns out and thanks again for stopping by.

       

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

     
  3. 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

       

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