Search Recipes

World Cup Pizzettas

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley

Join in the FIFA 2014 World Cup fun by making these deliciously cheesy mini pizzas made with toppings traditional to certain countries.

Mini Pizzetas
Mini Pizzetas Photo: Danielle Colley


1 1/4 cups lukewarm water

2 teaspoons dry yeast

1 1/4 teaspoons caster sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra, for greasing

4 cups flour, plus extra for dusting

1 1/4 teaspoons salt

tomato paste

grated cheese

mixed herbs 


Greece – prawns, feta and oregano

Italy – basil, tomato, garlic, mozzarella

Spain – chorizo, potato, capsicum

Australia – ham and pineapple

South America – chorizo, coriander and onion, topped with guacamole


Mix the lukewarm water, yeast and sugar together in a small bowl until combined, then leave in a warm place for 5 minutes or until frothy.

Stir in your olive oil.

Pop your flour and salt together into a large bowl and whisk it to remove any lumps because we’re too busy to sift.

Pour the yeast mixture over the flour and use your hands to bring the mixture together to form dough. Turn the dough out onto your clean counter and use the heel of your hands to work the dough for 5 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.

Lightly grease the inside of a clean dry bowl with oil and place the dough inside. Chuck a tea towel over the dough and leave in a warm place to prove for 45-60 minutes.

Pre-heat oven to 220C.

Tear off small meatball sized chunks and roll between your palms. Using the heel of your hand press it flat and continue to pull it and turn it until your dough is about 10cm in diameter. You don’t want chunky bases. Thin crusts are best.

Add a dollop of tomato paste in the centre of each one, sprinkle some mixed herbs and spread your base evenly ensuring you go right to the edge.

Top with as much cheese as you like (I prefer not too cheesy but it’s a personal thing).

Top each pizzetta with the toppings of your choice and pop into the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

Danielle is a writer, a mother, a photographer, a lover of great food, and a drinker of much wine. Her third cook book, Cook Once Feed All,  takes the guess work out of feeding your family with recipes that the whole family will enjoy together; from small fries to big mouths. You can find more of Danielle’s fabulous recipes on her blog Keeping Up With The Holsbys, or purchase Cook Once Feed All online now.

Family meals


Be the first to write a review.

Write a review

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Rate World Cup Pizzettas

Rate World Cup Pizzettas:

Use [left] and [right] keys to rate, [enter] to submit, [esc] to cancel.

Rate World Cup Pizzettas with half a star Rate World Cup Pizzettas with 1 star Rate World Cup Pizzettas with 1.5 stars Rate World Cup Pizzettas with 2 stars Rate World Cup Pizzettas with 2.5 stars Rate World Cup Pizzettas with 3 stars Rate World Cup Pizzettas with 3.5 stars Rate World Cup Pizzettas with 4 stars Rate World Cup Pizzettas with 4.5 stars Rate World Cup Pizzettas with 5 stars

Error: Please select your rating for 'World Cup Pizzettas'.

Error: Please select a rating.

Error: Please enter your review.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your review has been submitted for approval.

Reviews are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

Recipes - Forum

What we’re cooking

Latest on EK

Pester power: Call for ban on free toys used to sell unhealthy food

Obesity experts say freebies should be restricted to attracting children to healthier options.

Mums' workload equals 2.5 full-time jobs

A study has found working mums toil for an average of 98 hours a week.

How many of our bosses would have aced NAPLAN tests?

In more than 25 years' of journalism, I've never interviewed a leader who topped his or her class at school.

Children's shoes found to contain cancer-causing chemical

The ACCC had issued an urgent recall.

When it comes to sport, boys 'play like a girl'

Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, according to research.

Find After School Care

Search by Postcode

Find a Babysitter

  • Daytime nannies
  • Casual babysitters
  • After-school care
  • Live-in nannies