2 x Thin pizza bases
1 x Small tub Tomato/pizza paste
4 x Tbsp Cottage cheese
2 x Tsp Garlic paste
2 x Tbsp Basil pesto
2 x Tbsp Sun-dried tomato pesto
Bottle of Char-grilled capsicum
3/4 Tin Nutolene (found in the health-food section of Coles supermarkets)
Half Kent pumpkin
Sml pack of sweet-chili cheese
Sml pack of low-fat fetta cheese
Optional extras: Spinach leaves Pine nuts Finely-diced onion
1. Pre-heat oven to 220 degrees C.
2. Dice the pumpkin into small cubes, approximately 1cm square, and microwave on high for roughly 3 minutes, or until just starting to get soft.
3. Cover both pizza bases with half each of the tomato/pizza paste, cottage cheese, garlic paste, basil pesto and sun-dried tomato pesto. You can either spread this mix one by one or combine together in a large bowl and then spread onto the pizzas. Make sure you spread right to the edges!
4. Take the char-grilled capsicum and cut as desired. We prefer smaller pieces to spread more evenly over the pizza, but you can have as chunky as you like, and use as much of the bottle as you like. It’s surprising how much flavour this one ingredient adds!
5. Dice as many stuffed olives as desired in half, and spread over the pizzas.
6. Spread the diced, cooked pumpkin evenly over both pizzas.
7. Dice the nutolene into small cubes, approximately 1cm square, and spread over both pizzas. I use roughly 3/4 tin.
8. Dice the sweet chili cheese into small cubes – unless you can handle quite a lot of spice, the smaller the pieces the better. You want the flavour without too much breathlessness! In some cases it can be easier to ‘tear’ off small chunks of the cheese, and spread evenly over both pizzas.
9. Take half the pack of fetta cheese, and dice into small cubes and spread evenly over both pizzas.
10. Take the remaining fetta cheese, and grate over both pizzas.
11. Depending on what pizza bases you use, they will need about 15min in the oven. The thinner the base, the less time it needs in the oven, and these pizzas have so much flavour in the topping that you don’t want it overtaken by a burnt base!