Wholesome Homemade Pizza!

When that urge for pizza hits, but you’re looking for a healthier and hands-on way to enjoy it, look no further!

We’re passionate about families and we recently gave this recipe and all the ingredients to lots of Citywise families at our recent Christmas sessions. If you would like to make this a fun Pizza evening with children, you can do some of the extra activities below!

Pizza Recipe

  • Choose together what extra toppings you would like, maybe red onions, mushrooms or pineapple!
  • You could assign different jobs: who could knead the dough, slice the veggies, and do the washing up?
  • Some questions to work through as your pizza cooks!
    – What will be one of your New Years resolutions, and why?
    – If you could change one of your personality characteristics what would you change?
    – Describe yourself in three words!
    – If you could only take one person to a desert island who would you take?
  • You could also make some delicious Oreo truffles for dessert!

You will need:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 90ml warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 400ml passata
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or mixed herbs
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Any other toppings!


  1. Lightly grease a pizza tray or a baking sheet for your pizza and preheat your oven to 220 C.
  2. Put the flour in a bowl with a pinch of salt and make a hole in the centre. Mix in the oil and most of the water. Keep mixing until the dough is elastic (but not sticky!). Add more water if needed!
  3. Put the dough on a floured surface and knead until it is an even colour and feels elastic! Roll it out and and shape it onto your tray.
  4. To make the sauce heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the chopped garlic for a minute. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for about 10 minutes until the sauce thickens!
  5. Spread a layer of your tomato sauce over your pizza base and place on your cheese and any other toppings!
  6. Put your pizza in the oven and bake for 10-20 minutes until the top is bubbling in the middle.

Check out some of our other blogs:

How to: Build Resilience in Children

The Gift of Friendship

Delicious Oreo Truffles Recipe