No-knead pizza with mushroom and crispy cavolo nero

No kneading, no problem.

  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 2
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Made with a simple yoghurt dough and topped with mushrooms and three types of cheese this no-knead pizza makes an ideal quick and easy weeknight meal. Perfect for Friday night dinners when you can't be bothered.
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  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 450 grams mixed mushrooms, halved if large
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons thyme leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1½ cups (225g) self-raising flour
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup (280g) greek yoghurt
  • ½ cup (130g) tomato pasta sauce
  • 200 grams fresh ricotta
  • 120 grams buffalo mozzarella, torn
  • 100 grams haloumi, grated coarsely
Crisp cavolo nero
  • 100 grams cavolo nero, stalks removed, leaves torn
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220°C/425°F. Make crisp cavolo nero.
  • 2
    Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat; cook mushrooms, stirring, for 4 minutes or until golden. Add sherry; cook until evaporated. Stir through thyme and garlic. Season.
  • 3
    Place flour, salt and yoghurt in a bowl; mix to a soft dough. Roll dough out on a floured surface into a 34cm round. Place dough on an oiled pizza tray; spread with pasta sauce, then top with cheeses and the mushroom mixture; season.
  • 4
    Bake pizza for 20 minutes or until base is browned and crisp. Top with crisp cavolo nero.
Crisp cavolo nero
  • 5
    Place ingredients in a bowl; rub oil and salt into leaves to soften slightly. Place in a single layer on a baking-paper-lined oven tray; bake, turning halfway through,
    for 10 minutes or until crisp.


Omit the mushrooms, sherry and thyme and top the pizza instead with sliced mixed cherry tomatoes or shaved zucchini in spring or summer, then drizzle with the olive oil.

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