Panini Pizza

If you are looking for a low fat pizza or healthy pizza then this is probably as close as it gets. This panini pizza is ready in 15 minutes and contains half the calories of a takeaway margarita.

This recipe is for a basic cheese and tomato panini pizza but you can add toppings such as tuna, ham, chicken, peppers, sweetcorn or olives if you wish. I've recently started doing a BTEC in Healthy Eating, I picked up this recipe from the course.

Here's great tip for fussy eaters - blend up different cooked vegetables in with the tomato sauce. A piece of broccoli will just end up looking like herbs, and they're unlikely to notice carrots at all, which add sweetness.

Panini Pizza

  • Time:  10 mins prep + 10-15 mins baking
  • Cost:  70p per serving
  • Calories:  325 per serving
  • Makes:  4


  • 4 panini rolls
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 75g reduced fat mature cheddar, finely grated
  • Fresh herbs such as basil to serve (optional)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 C / gas mark 6.
  2. Cut the panini rolls in half lengthways and place on a baking sheet.
  3. In a food processor, blitz the garlic. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and mixed herbs and blitz again until reasonably smooth.
  4. Spoon the tomato sauce over the panini rolls evenly. Top with grated cheese and bake for 10 - 15 minute until golden.
  5. Top with fresh herbs and return to the oven for another minute before serving.