If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, pizza would be a good choice. It’s so versatile! With all the different toppings available, you could eat something different every day without stepping away from pizza. Since creating our frozen pizza dough UK delivery boxes, we’ve been thinking a lot about pizza. So, here are some of our favourite toppings to create the perfect homemade pizza with our quick and easy frozen pizza dough. Let us know if you’ve got a favourite that we haven’t mentioned. We still haven’t met a pizza we don’t like!
Classic pizza toppings for your frozen pizza dough
Much as we love exploring different ingredients, every now and then you have to come back to the classics. Those pizza toppings will transform your frozen pizza dough into a taste of home. Take a bite and be transported back to the pizzas of your childhood. The question is, does pineapple belong on a pizza? Is it a classic or a travesty?
- Margherita: Of course, you can’t make a list of classic pizza toppings without starting off with Margherita. We rather like Gino D’Acampo’s take on it. He uses very simple ingredients of passata, mozzarella, olive oil, basil and seasoning. Like all recipes we share, don’t panic about the long cooking time. Simply use our frozen pizza dough instead of making your own for the same fresh taste in a quarter of the time.
- Hawaiian: Ok, let’s get it out of the way early on. Love it or hate it, pineapple on pizza is here to stay. So, if you’re going for the classic Hawaiian, BBC Food have a great recipe that uses both fresh and dried chilli for an extra kick and tinned pineapple so you can enjoy (or despise) your Hawaiian pizza all year round.
- Napolitana: Almost as popular in Italy as Margherita, Napolitana is another simple, classic topping. As well as the usual Margherita ingredients, it boasts olives and plenty of garlic.
Spicy pizza toppings
A pizza with spicy toppings is transformed from a safe option into an adventure. Pack it full of jalapeños, hot sauce and spicy meat. You can even use spicy cheese to jazz it up a bit more. If you’re feeling really brave, mix some dried chilli flakes into the tomato sauce. These recipes all offer some inspiration to spice up your frozen pizza dough.
- Spicy chicken: The spicy chicken pizza topping recipe from the Tasty website combines a regular pizza sauce with red hot sauce. There’s bacon as well as chicken on the pizza but all the heat comes from that sauce combo.
- Diavola: Diavola literally means ‘devilled’. So it’s like a normal pizza, but with extra heat. A couple cooks base their recipe on a favourite dish they enjoyed in Rome. The heat comes from spicy sausage and spicy chilli peppers.
- Spicy Mediterranean: The Food Match spicy mediterranean takes a classic mediterranean pizza and adds hot and spicy toppings including pepperoni and hot peppers.
Gluten-free pizza toppings
Here at Bred’s Foods, we pride ourselves on our gluten free bakery offerings. In fact, we are confident that you won’t find a better gluten-free pizza base anywhere. Our gluten-free pizza box for home delivery contains six 500g pizza doughs. Simply take one from the freezer to defrost, divide it into four dough balls and roll each one out into the shape you want. Then, top it with your favourite gluten free toppings. Here are a few ideas.
- Margherita: BBC food have a classic margherita pizza recipe that is gluten free. They make the dough themselves so when you use one of our fantastic gluten free frozen pizza dough bases instead, this will be ready in minutes. They use canned tomatoes and tomato purée to make sure there’s no hidden gluten in the sauce.
- Chorizo: This recipe from A Saucy Kitchen produces an adventurous pizza with chorizo sausage. It uses a homemade sauce with plenty of garlic, balsamic vinegar and red pepper flakes.
- Create your own: When you need to be careful about consuming gluten, it’s useful to have a checklist of pizza toppings and cheeses that are gluten free. About Time Magazine have compiled a useful guide to vegetables, cheeses and meats that are safe to pair up with our gluten free frozen pizza dough base.
Using frozen pizza dough to create dough balls
Did you know you can make pizza dough balls with both our frozen pizza dough and the gluten free version? If you’ve never experienced Pizza Express dough balls, you’ve been missing out. Thankfully, you can make an even better version at home using a variety of different flavours.
- Classic dough balls with garlic butter: You can’t go far wrong with dough balls and garlic butter. If you adapt this BBC Good Food recipe to use our pizza dough instead of making your own, the only extra ingredients you will need are butter and garlic.
- Cheese stuffed garlic dough balls: If there’s one thing that can improve on the classic dough ball recipe, it’s cheese. BBC Good Food have come to the rescue again with a recipe that involves shoving some gruyere and mozzarella into the centre of each dough ball and serving it with a tomato dip.
- Dough balls with baked Camembert: Make the dough balls with our frozen pizza dough and follow the rest of the instructions by Tasty to bake a quick yet impressive sharing starter. Then, pop round to see us at Bred’s Foods and we’ll be happy to take it off your hands. This recipe is absolutely divine.
Do you remember at the start of this post we mentioned that pizza is the ideal choice if you’re only allowed to eat one food for the rest of your life? Well, these sweet pizzas prove our point. Our frozen pizza dough even lends itself to delicious desserts.
- Chocolate pizza: Take a pizza base and add butter, chocolate spread, two types of chocolate and some hazelnuts. The result is a delicious chocolate pizza. Recipe from epicurious.
- Apple and cinnamon pizza: Mel’s kitchen cafe shares inspiration for a pizza involving cooked apple, cinnamon and brown sugar. We think it sounds fabulous.
- Strawberry pizza: Strawberries and cream are not just for Wimbledon, they’re for pizza too. This recipe from Taste of Home uses a sweet pizza base but we recommend using our frozen pizza dough instead, it tastes even better as well as being lower in sugar.