As a family of pizza lovers, I decided this would be the perfect time to see just how affordable yet delicious a 'fake-away' pizza could get, and settled on a Hawaiian tortilla pizza that takes just minutes to prep and cook thanks to the tortilla base.
The result is fantastic - crispy, cheesy, chewy, salty, sweet and full of flavour - everything you could want in a pizza!
Do you consider yourself a savvy shopper? If you're anything like me, I'm guessing you've become pretty good at holding the prices of your most common grocery shop items in your head. And when prices go down, bagging a bargain always feels good.
As such, it was a very pleasant surprise to find that at the end of March, Sainsbury's cut the price of a huge swathe of everyday items - 930, in fact!
Reductions have been applied to both their own brand products and loads of branded favourites right across the aisles, so you can make savings on everything from meat to fish, fresh produce to alcohol.
To give you an idea of the savings to be had, an average family's weekly shop would go down from £62.88 to £57.93 with the recent price reductions - that's a £4.95 saving every week.
A cheaper weekly shop is always welcome, of course, and the Sainsbury’s Living Well Index recently showed that over two thirds of Brits are also cutting back on things like ordering take-aways and eating out, so it's more welcome than ever.
You might be wondering exactly how much it costs to make such a tasty pizza and I have the answer...£2.60 for four pizzas or 65p per pizza! Not bad, I think you'll agree, and far, far cheaper than a takeaway!
It helps that eight of the nine ingredients used are among those reduced in price:
- Sainsbury's Mozzarella Cheese, Basics 125g - was 60p, now 50p
- Sainsbury's Garlic Each - was 35p now 30p
- Sainsbury's British Cooked Ham, Basics 400g - was £1.75 now £1.60
- Sainsbury's Pineapple, Medium - was 95p now 90p
- Sainsbury's Cherry Tomatoes 335g - was 95p now 75p
- Sainsbury's Plain Flour Tortillas 320g - was £1 now 70p
- Sainsbury's Tomato Puree, Double Concentrate 200g - was 55p now 40p
- Sainsbury's British Mature Cheddar Cheese 400g - was £2.30 now £2
- Sainsbury's Fresh Packed Basil 30g - 70p
These pizzas are so simple that they're perfect for every occasion, whether you're after the hero for your family dinner, a quick snack over lunch, or to feed a party of dozens.
Here's how to make four yummy, easy, quick, Hawaiian pizzas.
- 335g (11.8 oz) cherry tomatoes
- 2 tbsp tomato puree
- 5g (0.1oz) fresh basil
- 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
- 200g mozzarella, sliced
- 80g (2.8 oz) cheddar, grated
- 80g (2.8 oz) pineapple, cut into inch lengths
- 40g (1.4 oz) ham, cut into small squares
- Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 240C/465F (220C/430F fan).
Put the cherry tomatoes, tomato puree, fresh basil, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper into a food processor and blitz to a chunky sauce.
Transfer to a non-stick pan over a medium heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened and dark.
Lay a tortilla on a board and spread with a quarter of the tomato sauce.
Top with the mozzarella, cheddar, ham and pineapple (a quarter of each per pizza).
Slide the pizza onto a baking sheet.
Bake for 3 minutes until just browning at the edges.
Delicious! Which toppings would you feature on your tortilla pizza?
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Quick Hawaiian tortilla pizza
- 335 g (11.82 oz) cherry tomatoes
- 2 tbsp tomato puree
- 5 g (0.18 oz) fresh basil
- 1 garlic clove roughly chopped
- 200 g (7.05 oz) mozzarella sliced (vegetarian if required)
- 80 g (2.82 oz) cheddar cheese grated (vegetarian if required)
- 80 g (2.82 oz) pineapple cut into inch lengths
- 40 g (1.41 oz) ham cut into small squares
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 240C/465F (220C/430F fan).
- Put the cherry tomatoes, tomato puree, fresh basil, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper into a food processor and blitz to a chunky sauce.
- Transfer to a non-stick pan over a medium heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until thickened and dark.
- Lay a tortilla on a board and spread with a quarter of the tomato sauce.
- Top with the mozzarella, cheddar, ham and pineapple (a quarter of each per pizza).
- Slide the pizza onto a baking sheet.
- Bake for 3 minutes until just browning at the edges.
- Serve immediately!
This is a commissioned post for Sainsburys.
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