Tomato and bocconcini wholemeal pizza

Tomato and bocconcini wholemeal pizza

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Ben Dearnley

Pizza is a universal favourite. Make these healthier wholemeal pizzas with your children and you’ll be teaching them that even their most-beloved food can be made in their own kitchen. You can use the Five-vegetable sauce for the pizza topping instead of the passata – it is a good way of sneaking in some more vegetables.


Quantity Ingredient
90ml tomato passata
1-2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
8 button mushrooms, thinly sliced
extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle
8 bocconcini, torn into small pieces
1 small handful basil leaves

Wholemeal pizza base

Quantity Ingredient
300g wholemeal plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
7g dried yeast
60ml olive oil


  1. To make the pizza bases, sift the flour and salt into a large bowl and stir in the sugar and yeast. Make a well in the centre and add the oil and 200 ml lukewarm water. Mix to a dough, then turn out onto a well-floured surface and knead for 4–5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Put the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a tea towel and set aside to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  2. Preheat the oven to 220°C. Lightly flour two baking trays. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and divide into six even-sized portions. Roll each portion into an oval shape to make 6 thin pizza bases. Carefully transfer the bases to the prepared trays.
  3. Combine the tomato passata and garlic and spread over the pizza bases, leaving a 1 cm border around the edges. Scatter the mushrooms over the pizzas, drizzle with a little olive oil and bake for 7–10 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with the bocconcini, and bake for a further 5–10 minutes, or until the bases are crisp and the cheese has melted. Scatter over the basil leaves and serve immediately.

Baby’s serve

  • For a younger baby, wait until your baby is confidently managing finger foods (which may not happen until 8–9 months or older) before offering her some of this pizza. Cut it into strips that she can easily hold. For an older baby, cut into strips that she can easily hold.

Toddler’s serve

  • Serve as is, sliced as needed.
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