This Slimming World recipe for a home-made meat-feast pizza is the perfect Friday night treat!






For the dough:

  • 125g strong bread flour
  • 7g sachet instant active yeast
  • 1tsp salt

For the tomato sauce:

  • 4 shallots, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2tsp dried oregano
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 4tbsp tomato purée
  • Small handful finely chopped fresh basil

For the topping:

  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 250g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
  • 6 back bacon rashers, fat removed, cut into strips
  • 70g light mozzarella
  • Small handful of fresh basil leaves, to garnish


  1. First make the dough. Put the flour into a large bowl and stir in the yeast and salt. Make a well in the middle, pour in 75ml warm water and mix with a wooden spoon until you have a soft, fairly wet dough. Dust a surface lightly with flour, turn out the dough and knead for 5 mins until smooth. Cover with a tea towel.
  2. For the pizza sauce, put the shallots, garlic, oregano, chopped tomatoes, tomato purée and most of the basil into a pan. Cook over a medium-low heat for 25 mins, until you have a thick sauce. Season, scatter over more chopped basil and spread over your pizza base.
  3. On a floured surface, roll out the dough into a thin 22cm circle. Slide it on to a preheated baking sheet.
  4. Spray a non-stick frying pan with cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and beef and cook until the beef is browned. Stir in the sauce, reduce the heat and cook gently for 8-10 mins or until the beef is cooked through.
  5. Meanwhile, put the bacon in another non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Fry for 5 mins or until cooked through and set aside. Preheat the oven to 200°C, Gas 6. Spoon the beef over your pizza base and scatter the bacon strips and mozzarella on top.
  6. Bake for 15-20 mins. Scatter with basil and serve.

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