Thinking of trying out a pizza recipe this weekend so you can cook and eat outdoors and make the most of the good weather? If you're one of the many people who have been lucky enough to buy a pizza oven in recent months, chances are you're on the lookout for some delicious recipes to try out in your new garden accessory. Whether you're hosting a small family get-together or just want to have a fun garden pizza party with the kids, this delicious recipe will be a hit with everyone.
Don't worry if you haven't bagged yourself a pizza oven just yet, we've rounded up the best pizza ovens so you can find the perfect one for your space. Plus, this recipe can also be cooked using a pizza stone on the BBQ – perfect!
Keep scrolling for details on how to make this pizza, then head over to our best pizza oven recipes for more great outdoor cooking ideas.
- Thanks to the expert chefs at the Weber Grill Academy (opens in new tab) for this recipe – check out more of their inspirational barbecue recipes (opens in new tab). This recipe was cooked on a BBQ using the Weber GBS Pizza Stone. (opens in new tab)
Pizza with Prosciutto and Wild Rocket
Ingredients for the tomato sauce:
- 1 tin tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt & pepper
Ingredients for the 50/50 dough:
- 300g strong white bread flour
- 300g Tipo 00 flour (Italian pasta flour)
- 1 sachet of instant dried yeast
- 3 tbsp, extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp caster sugar
- 2 tsp salt
Ingredients for the topping:
- 50g black olives
- 250g wet mozzarella
- Wild rocket to garnish
- 100g prosciutto ham
- Black pepper
1 First make the dough. Put the flour, salt, olive oil, yeast, sugar and water into a large bowl and mix with your hands and bind together. When the dough has formed, tip out and knead for 10 minutes. You can also complete this step using a stand mixer with a dough hook. Return dough to a greased bowl, cover and allow to prove for 1 hour, or until it has doubled in size.
2 To make the sauce mix together the chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano and sugar.
3 Split the dough into five equal balls. Make a dough ball in your hand by tucking all the creases and seams into the underneath of the ball. Roll out a thin base.
4 Thinly spread the tomato sauce, leaving a small gap all around the edge for the crust to form. Arrange the rest of the toppings evenly on the pizza leaving the cheese to last.
5 Using a dry well-floured pizza paddle firmly scoop up the pizza and shuffle it onto the pizza stone, cook for 3-5 minutes or until the base is crisp and the cheese is bubbling. This recipe uses the Weber GBS pizza stone (opens in new tab), which is designed to cook perfect pizzas on the BBQ in minutes. If you're cooking this in a pizza oven, your cooking times will probably be less than this – check the manufacturer's guidelines for details.
6 Garnish with prosciutto and rocket.
Tip: You can freeze unused dough for future use.
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Beth's first journalism job was working for Real Homes magazine more than 18 years ago. It cemented her love of all things homes- and garden-related and she's never looked back since. She's worked for and contributed to a number of leading magazines in the UK, including Ideal Home magazine, Period Living magazine, Grand Designs magazine and Good Homes magazine amongst others, before returning to Real Homes magazine as editor. Now the editor of Gardeningetc.com, Beth's attention is firmly outdoors, and she's constantly inspired by how people make use of their outdoor space.
Her own garden is a really important part of her family's home, and they were lucky enough to inherit a space with lots of lovely mature planting when they bought their 1930s property.
Since then, they've built several raised beds for a veg patch, increased the size of the flowerbeds to find room for yet more of her favourite David Austin roses and her husband's collection of hostas, created an outdoor living room complete with comfy sofas and festoon lights, and not forgetting the biggest challenge of all – trying to fit in the ever changing assortment of trampolines, climbing frames and outdoor toys that are inevitable when you have two young kids!
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