Slimming World's ricotta and spinach pizza recipe

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Slimming World's ricotta and spinach pizza
  • healthy
  • Low-fat
  • Vegetarian
Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time45 mins
Total Time1 hours
Five A DayTwo
Cost RangeCheap

Making your own pizza is a lot easier than you’d imagine. The key to making this more slimming is that – this ONE pizza serves four. Promise you won’t be hungry!

Make pizza night a little healthier by swapping your usual takeaway favourite for Slimming World's ricotta and spinach pizza. This recipe shows you how to make a classic pizza base from scratch as well as a rich, tomato pizza sauce and how to top it perfectly. Whip this up for a family movie night - we are sure the kids will love to help.

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Ingredients

  • 125g strong bread flour
  • 7g sachet instant active yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 shallots, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp tomato puree
  • Small handful of finely chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Large handful of baby spinach leaves
  • A little grated nutmeg
  • 120g ricotta
  • A pinch of dried red chilli flakes

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Method

  1. Put the flour into a large bowl and stir in the yeast and salt. Make a well in the middle, pour in 75ml of warm water and mix with a wooden spoon until you have a soft, fairly wet dough. Dust a surface very lightly with flour, turn out the dough and knead for 5 minutes until smooth. Cover until you’re ready to roll it out.
  2. Put the shallots, garlic, oregano, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and most of the basil into a saucepan. Cook over a medium-low heat for 25 minutes, until you have a thick, spreadable sauce. Season well, scatter over a little more basil.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C, Gas 6. Then, on a very lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into a very thin rectangle.
  4. Slide it onto a preheated baking sheet, lined with non-stick baking parchment, and spread with the tomato sauce.
  5. Scatter the spinach leaves over the pizza and grate a little nutmeg over the leaves. Spoon dollops of ricotta on top and sprinkle chilli flakes over the ricotta.
  6. Season well and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the base is golden.

Slimming World is a weight management organisation that dates back from 1969. It holds thousands of weekly groups for members all over the UK influencing millions of people to eat healthier and manage their weight. From breakfast to lunch, from dinner to dessert, we’ve got lots of healthy and simple Slimming World recipes and ideas to keep you on track when it comes to taking part of the Slimming World plan.