Pizza can be a much more healthy option when made from scratch compared to your favourite local takeaway option. Especially this recipe for a courgette, red onion and ricotta pizza, packed with nutrients, flavour and a rainbow of colour. Save time with ready-made bases, then add our Italian-style, low-fat topping for extra indulgence. Pizza is always a great option to help get the kids invoved with making – let their imaginations run wild and make edible pieces of art.
- 2 courgettes, thinly sliced lengthways with a potato peeler
- 2 red onions, thinly sliced
- 1tbsp chopped fresh oregano or 1/2tsp dried oregano
- 11/2tbsp olive oil
- 200g tub ricotta cheese
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 4 x 15cm ready-made tomato-flavour pizza bases
Preheat the oven to Mark 7, 220°C, 425°F. Place the courgettes and onions in a roasting tin and season well. Scatter over half the oregano, drizzle with half the olive oil and stir well to combine. Roast for 6-8 mins, until soft.
Place the ricotta in a bowl and stir in the garlic and remaining oregano. Spread over pizza bases and top with the vegetables. Season and bake for 8-10 mins. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and serve.
Top tip for making Courgette, red onion and ricotta pizza
Italians often use ricotta on pizza. It won't give the same stringy result as melted mozzarella, but it is filling and lower in fat, so you won't feel deprived!