Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Tomato basil pizza recipe

This light pizza has the classic Italian flavours of tomato, basil and mozzarella but with half of the kilojoules. Buon Appetito! Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 1 x Moodie pizza base
  • olive oil spray
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup grated part-skim or light mozzarella cheese
  • 2-3 vine ripened tomatoes, coarsely chopped or 8-10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup black olives
  • 1-2 tbsp parmesan or any other sharp cheese, grated
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped fresh basil


Heat oven to 240°C or 220°C fan-forced.

Spray pizza base with oil, smoosh with garlic and season with salt and pepper. 

Add mozzarella and top with fresh tomatoes and olives. Sprinkle over parmesan and bake for 15 minutes or so. 

Remove from oven and top with basil.


  • Pizzas are generally high in fat due to 3 types of cheese and generous portions of just about everything. Moodie pizzas are less than half the kilojoule and fat content of the average pizza.
  • This recipe was written by Jay Rogers for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Jay at The Moodie Foodie and on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

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