Broccoli or Mushroom Simple Pizza

Damn that was a good pizza. I really like the pizzas that Thomas and I cook now, and they’re simple, tasty and cheap. We tend to alternate between mushroom and broccoli pizzas. The lemon works surprisingly well.


Simple Pizza


  • Plain commercial pizza bases (brand: Romanos)
  • Pesto (brand: Genovese)
  • Mozzarella cheese (about a grated handful)
  • Mild or tasty cheddar cheese (about a grated handful)
  • Parmesan cheese (about two tbsp of fine grated)

For mushroom pizzas

  • About 125gm Portobello mushrooms

For Broccoli Pizzas

  • Head of broccoli
  • One lemon
  • Approx 50gm of feta cheese


  • Pizza stone
  • Cheese grater (coarse and fine)
  • Lemon zester (or fine grater)


1. Turn oven on to fanbake at 230c.

2. Insert pizza stone.

3. Spread pesto on pizza base.

For Mushroom Pizzas
a. Roughly chop mushrooms.
b. Cover pizza with chopped mushrooms.

For Broccoli Pizzas
a. Grate about 1tsp lemon zest.
b. Sprinkle lemon zest over pizza.
c. Chop broccoli into small pieces.
d. Sprinkle broccoli over pizza.
e. Chop feta into small pieces.
f. Distribute feta pieces over pizza.

4. Sprinkle mozzarella over the pizza.

5. Sprinkle cheddar over the pizza.

6. Sprinkle parmesan over the pizza.

7. Put pizza on the pizza stone into oven.

8. Cook until the top is bubbling and golden brown.

9. Remove pizza and leave for a couple of minutes.

10. Slice and serve.