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23 March 2024 | Team Smidge

Pumpkin, Zucchini & Feta Pizza





To complement this meal, a glass of 2020 Adamo Barossa Shiraz is the perfect choice. This wine, with its fruity and slightly spicy notes, pairs well with the savory and sweet elements of the pizza. The combination of the food and wine creates a simple yet satisfying dining experience, ideal for a relaxed night at home.


Part 1: Pizza Base (Inspired by Jamie Oliver)


- 1 kg plain flour

- 14 grams dried yeast (2 sachets)

- 600ml warm water

- A glug of olive oil

- a pinch of salt (do not mix directly with the yeast)


1. Dough Preparation:  In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, yeast, warm water, and olive oil. Mix until it forms a dough.

2. Resting: Cover the dough with a damp tea towel and let it rest until it doubles in size and you're ready to use it.

This base recipe is adapted from Jamie Oliver's approach, known for its simplicity and reliability. For more detailed instructions and variations, you can refer to [Jamie Oliver's Basic Pizza Dough Recipe](

Part 2: Toppings Preparation


1. Roasting Vegetables: Preheat your oven and roast the chopped pumpkin and sliced zucchini until they are soft and slightly caramelised. The size of the pumpkin pieces isn't precise, as long as they provide even coverage on the pizza.

2. Caramelizing Onion: In a small pan, soften the sliced Spanish onion with some olive oil until sweet and tasty.

Part 3: Assembling and Cooking


1. Roll Out Dough: On a floured surface, roll out your pizza dough to the desired thickness.

2. Adding Sauce and Cheese: Spread a layer of tomato passata or sauce over the dough, followed by a sprinkle of pizza blend cheese and a bit of dried oregano.

3. Adding Toppings: Arrange the roasted zucchini, caramelized onion, and pumpkin evenly on top.

4. Cooking: Using a small electric pizza oven, cook the pizza until the base and top are done to your liking.

5. Final Touches: Once cooked, remove the pizza and sprinkle it with good-quality feta cheese and lightly dressed rocket leaves with olive oil and white balsamic vinegar.


Cut into slices and enjoy your homemade pizza with a delightful blend of flavours and textures.


- Pumpkin, peeled and chopped (quantity as desired for even coverage)

- Zucchini, sliced into 5-6mm slices

- 1 Spanish onion, sliced

- Olive oil

- Tomato passata or sauce

- Pizza blend cheese

- Dried oregano

- High-quality feta cheese

- Rocket (arugula) leaves

- White balsamic vinegar



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