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!
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodTo and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodTo, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create how-to videos exclusively for GoodtoEat - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies.
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