Easy Cheese and Tomato Pizza

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.

image of cheese and tomato pizza in a pan

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 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 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



300g all purpose flour

7g fast action yeast

125ml warm water

Pinch of salt

1tbsp sugar

For the 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)

Add the tomato sauce ingredients to a pan and simmer on medium heat for about 10 minutes. Take it off the heat an 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

Some Pizza Toppings Ideas

 Mozerella cheese

 Cheddar cheese

Sweet corn 

Pineapple chunks

Use the above according to preference

cheese tomato paste flour in a bowl on kitchen scale

How to make cheese and tomato pizza

  • Preheat the oven at 200 to 220 degrees

To make the sauce ahead

Add the whole ingredients into a pan and place on 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 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 tray.

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

tomato paste on 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.


process shot of working dough

Remove from the oven, slice and enjoy.

pizza in a tray


tall image for pinterest


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  1. coolthoom

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

  2. 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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