Sausage and broccoli pizza recipe

Sausage and broccoli pizza recipe

by motherandbaby |
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Preparation Time

30 minutes




Blend broccoli with a little water or some breast milk.

Finger Food

Slice the pizza into small, easy-to-grab strips.


  • 300g uncooked prepared pizza dough (find it in the supermarket frozen section)

  • Handful of plain flour

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more to drizzle

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

  • 250g tenderstem broccoli

  • 250g pork sausages, roughly chopped (skinless, if preferred)

  • 200g mozzarella cheese, torn

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 400g can chopped plum tomatoes

‘My daughter Olivia’s favourite food is pizza,’ says Italian chef Gennaro Contaldo. ‘She loves sausages and broccoli too. This pizza is nutritious and filling. It’s a meal on its own.’

  1. Preheat the oven to its highest setting.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, add the garlic and sweat on a medium-high heat for a few minutes.

  3. Add the broccoli, sausage and salt, to taste. Sauté for 1 minute. Cover with a lid, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 15 minutes.

  4. Prepare the pizza bases. Sprinkle a little flour on a work surface. Using your fingers, spread the dough into a thin circle roughly 30cm in diameter.

  5. Repeat with another ball of dough. Sprinkle flour over 2 large flat baking sheets. Place the pizza bases on them.

  6. Put the tomatoes in a bowl, season with salt and pepper. Add a drizzle of olive oil and stir.

  7. Spoon the tomatoes over the bases. Add mozzarella, the sausages and broccoli, and drizzle with olive oil.

  8. Reduce the oven to 220°C/425°F/gas mark 7. Bake the pizzas for about 8 minutes, or until cooked.

Pregnant? Broccoli is rich in iron, which helps make extra blood for you and your growing baby.


Recipes adapted from Gennaro Contaldo’s Italian Family Favourites (£14.99, Pavilion). Recipe photography by David Loftus.

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