You knead our homemade pizza recipe

Get your whole family in the kitchen

January 25, 2023In RecipesBy Better Health Company

Pizza night at home can be fun way to get the whole family involved in preparing a meal! By making them yourselves you can choose ingredients, including a variety of foods from the five food groups, starting with the ones you enjoy most. It can also be a fun way to try new foods and increase food exposure.  

If you’re fancy, you can make your own pizza dough and bases. But, it’s okay if you don’t have time for that because there are plenty of ready-made, healthy, alternatives for pizza bases such as wholemeal pita bread or wholemeal English muffins. All you need to do is top them with your favourite ingredients and bake them in the oven or cook them under the grill.  

To make your own pizza dough follow this recipe below: 

Makes 4 small (12 inch) pizzas 


  • 300g of Pizza flour or plain flour, sifted 
  • 300g of Tip 00 flour, salted 
  • 400ml of warm water  
  • 10g salt
  • 1 teaspoon of honey 
  • 7g yeast 
  • 10g olive oil 


  • Dissolve the honey into a bowl of warm water. Then stir in your yeast and olive oil. Allow your yeast mixture to activate for 10 minutes. You should see bubbles and a frothy creaminess develop on the top. 
  • While you’re waiting, sift and combine the dry ingredients into a bowl.  
  • Pour the yeast mixture into your bowl of dry ingredients. Mix to combine into a ball with your hands. Cover with a moist teat towel and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes.  
  • After 15 minutes, start kneading your dough on a floured bench top for about 5 minutes or until the dough becomes smooth. 
  • Cut your dough into 4 equal sections. Take one piece at a time and roll it into a ball. Fold the edges into the centre and cup the ends around the chopping board for a perfectly smooth ball. Repeat with the remaining 3 balls.  
  • Place the balls on a floured tray covered with a moist tea towel and leave to rise for 4 hours or until it has doubled in size. 
  • Once the dough has rested, preheat the oven to the highest setting possible for 20 minutes. Place a pizza stone or baking tray in your oven to heat up (this will help form a crispy base!). 
  • Roll each dough ball into a round pizza base. You’re fingers to push the dough or use a rolling pin.  
  • Now add your desired toppings to your pizza base in your preferred order. 
  • Place your pizza onto the heated stone or baking tray (be careful it’s hot!), and cook for about 10 minutes until the dough and toppings are fully cooked. 


Have we convinced you to give this a go yet? Need more inspiration for flavour combos? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered, check out our favourites below:  

Mediterranean Pizza 

  • Tomato sugo or pizza sauce 
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved 
  • Zucchini, cut into ribbons using a vegetable peeler 
  • Red onion, cut into slivers 
  • Black olives 
  • Grated reduced fat cheese 


Sweet and Sour Chicken Pizza 

  • Vegemite 
  • Shredded cooked chicken 
  • Sliced pineapple, fresh or tinned 
  • Grated mozzarella 
  • Sweet chilli sauce, for drizzling 


Good ‘n’ Green Pizza  

  • A good drizzle of garlic olive oil 
  • Seasonal roast veggies e.g. broccolini or thinly sliced broccoli 
  • A small amount of thinly sliced ham 
  • Bocconcini, torn 
  • Freshly ground black pepper