More time at home, with the kids, means more meals. And we know that it’s not always easy to come up with original ideas for lunches and dinners that please both the little ones and the adults. Since you can’t always order food in, we decided to share pizza recipes. Or rather, pizza bases. It’s a dish that (practically) everyone likes and there are a thousand and one ways to make it. Here are three basic options, one faster, one healthier and one more traditional. So there’s no longer an excuse to order in!
THE EASIEST OPTION
Did you know that making an omelette and using it as a pizza base is a delicious option, in addition to being fast and healthy? Of course the recipe is simple and the best part is you only need a frying pan to have a pizza ready in 15 minutes.
Ingredients for the base (for one person):
Oregano to taste;
Salt and pepper to taste;
Olive oil to taste;
Start by heating the pan on the stove with a drizzle of olive oil. Beat the two eggs with the oregano, salt and pepper and pour into the hot frying pan. Let it brown for about four minutes on a low heat and flip. Top with the tomato sauce, toppings to taste, and finally, the cheese. Cover with a lid to let the cheese melt, always on a low heat so as not to burn it. And it’s ready!
THE HEALTHIER VERSION
Everyone has heard of cauliflower-based pizza, that vegetable that adapts to everything and that substitutes for various ingredients, even rice. The fact that it has a neutral flavour makes it work very well as a pizza base. What’s more, it’s healthy. Do you want to try it? Follow our recipe and then tell us what you think.
Ingredients for the base (serves four people):
A medium-sized cauliflower;
Half a cup of grated mozzarella cheese;
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese;
Oregano to taste;
Salt and pepper to taste.
Start by pre-heating the oven to 180ºC. Then grate the cauliflower or place it in a food processor, reducing it to small pieces. Then place the pieces in a colander and let boiling water run over them to cook them lightly. Place the cauliflower on a kitchen towel and squeeze out the excess water. Pour into a bowl, add the two beaten eggs, the two types of cheese and season to taste. Mix well and place on a baking tray, previously lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Then simply place the toppings that most please the family on the base and return to the oven until the cheese melts. And there you have a super tasty pizza, with lots of nutrients and vitamins for the kids.
THE FAST AND (MORE) TRADITIONAL WAY
If you don’t have time to let the dough rise, but you want to make a quick traditional pizza, then this is the option for you and your little ones. You’ll need three ingredients for the dough and a lot of imagination for the toppings. We guarantee that this recipe will be a success at any table!
Ingredients for the base (serves 4 people):
200 g Greek yoghurt;
Two cups of self-rising flour;
Salt to taste.
Mix the Greek yoghurt, salt and a cup and a half of flour with a fork, adding the remaining flour as needed. When the dough starts to gain consistency, start kneading it with your hands until it’s uniform. Place on a counter and continue kneading. It’s normal for it to remain a little sticky. It just shouldn’t stick to your hands. When it’s homogeneous and well-kneaded, just roll out the dough, add the toppings and bake it in the pre-heated oven at 200ºC, for 12 to 15 minutes (be careful not to let it burn).