Chorizo and Rocket Pizzas

An easy pizza recipe to make for the whole family!

Serves: 4
30 mins plus rising
30 mins


For the dough:
350g strong plain bread flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp caster sugar
1 tsp easy blend dried yeast
1 tbsp olive oil
200ml luke warm water

For the tomato sauce:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
227g canned chopped tomatoes
1 tsp paprika
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp fresh chopped oregano

For the pizza topping:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 yellow pepper, cored, deseeded and sliced
1 orange pepper, cored, deseeded and sliced
1 red onion, sliced
200g herby black olives
75g sliced chorizo
2 x 120g packets Boursin Minis
4 medium tomatoes
1 x 50g packet wild rocket

Serves: 4
Prep: 30 mins plus rising
Cook: 30 mins


1. For the dough: mix together the flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a large bowl. Stir in the oil and water to form a soft dough. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead dough for 10 minutes. Return to a bowl. Cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm place for around 1 ½ hours until well risen and doubled in volume.

2. Meanwhile for the tomato sauce, heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the onion for 5 minutes, until softened. Stir in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients, bring to the boil and cover and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes, until thickened. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

3. For the topping, heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the peppers for 10 minutes, over a medium heat, stirring occasionally until softened. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

4. Divide the dough into four and roll into balls on a floured surface. Cover with a damp tea towel and leave to rise for 10 – 20 minutes. Roll out each to a 23cm circle. Place on baking sheets and leave for 10 minutes.

5. Preheat oven to 220C/fan200C/Gas 7. Divide the tomato sauce between the pizza bases spreading over evenly and leaving a 1cm gap around the edge. Then top the pizzas with the prepared peppers and remaining topping ingredients except the rocket. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately and scatter with rocket.

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