Matza Pizza – the ultimate thin and crispy!

Need a Pesach meal that’s easy, quick and also delicious? Matza pizza is the answer! Load up the toppings and cheese and enjoy a family-friendly KFP slice.

Do you find Pesach cooking can be, well, a bit much? 

I love the opportunity that Pesach brings for eating fresh, seasonal food, simply cooked from scratch. To be fair, we eat like that a lot of the time. But it can get a bit labour intensive. When you’re peeling potatoes again or making your umpteenth omelette, the festive feelings can start to wane somewhat.

Delicious, easy and quick

That’s why I think it’s really important to have a handful of recipes for delicious, easy meals that can be quickly prepared with minimal fuss or faff. And one that is always a big hit in our house (my daughter Kipper sometimes even asks for it when it isn’t Pesach!) is matza pizza.

Matza pizza on a black plate.

Pesach pizza party!

We have been having a ‘matza pizza night’ during Chol Hamoed for several years. Often we invite friends to join us. I prepare the ‘bases’ and a range of toppings, and then we all get creative. Everyone adds their choice of toppings, plus a handful of cheese. Then into the oven and yum yum yum!

Matza pizza from overhead.

Make it your own

There’s no definitive recipe for matza pizza. For instance, I usually use a dollop of tomato puree plus some pesto for the sauce. But you can use just one or the other, or a spoonful of prepared tomato pizza sauce, leftover tomato sauce from something else, really whatever you have to hand.

Matza pizza.

Easy cheesy

Similarly, we like lots of toppings, but you can totally go plain cheese if you like. I’ve made matza pizza with mozzarella, cheddar, and even feta cheese. It comes out delicious every time. Just be generous with the cheese so you get the lovely contrast of soft gooey cheese and crunchy matza pizza base. 

Some toppings we like to use include:

  • sliced mushrooms
  • sliced olives
  • thin strips of pepper
  • sliced tomatoes
  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • roasted vegetables – tomatoes, courgettes (zucchini), aubergines, peppers etc.
  • small pieces of steamed broccoli or cauliflower
  • spinach leaves
  • fresh basil or oregano
  • a shake of dried herbs

You can also add a drizzle of olive oil or a handful of fresh rocket (arugula) once your matza pizza comes out of the oven. 

Matza pizza.

So skip the potatoes and treat yourself to matza pizza! Buon appetito!

Need a Pesach meal that's easy, quick and also delicious? Matza pizza is the answer! Load up the toppings and cheese and enjoy a family-friendly KFP slice.

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Matza pizza - the ultimate thin and crispy!

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian, jewish
Keyword cheese, pesach
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 234kcal
Author Helen

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet matza
  • 1-1½ tsp tomato puree (see notes)
  • 1-½ tsp pesto (see notes)
  • 25-35 g grated cheese (¼-⅓ cup)
  • sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • sliced olives (optional)
  • sliced peppers (optional)
  • roasted vegetables (optional)
  • fresh basil (optional)
  • fresh rocket (optional)
  • olive oil to drizzle (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°C).
  • Mix together the tomato puree and pesto and spread over the matza. (Alternatively use pizza sauce or similar.)
  • Arrange your toppings over the sauce. Finally sprinkle over the cheese.
  • Transfer the matza to a baking tray. Bake at 180°C (350°F) for 2-4 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
  • Add any extra toppings like a drizzle of evoo or a handful of rocket. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

You can use 2-3 tsp of whatever tomato sauce you prefer instead of the tomato puree/pesto mixture suggested here.
These nutrition values are for a plain cheese and tomato slice. Obviously adding vegetables and other toppings will alter these values.
Approx. per serving: 234 calories, 11g fat, 27g carbs, 11g protein.

For more delicious Pesach meal ideas take a look at these easy family-approved Pesach lunches and delicious Pesach dinners. You might also enjoy my guide to a stress-free Pesach!

And for more recipes using matza, how about cinnamon-sugar matza nachos (machos), Duke of Cambridge matza cake, or this yummy overnight matza breakfast bake.

Matza pizza close up.

9 Comments:

  1. This is gourmet to the ones I made as a kid. Definitely going to use this and step up my game.

  2. this looks delish! love the use of matza

  3. So wonderfully thin! Just the way I love my pizzas. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful way to enjoy a staple dish 😀

  4. What I love the most about this matza pizza is the fact that it is so thin! And also, it is really easy to make, which makes it the perfect recipe for these days!

  5. This is so creative! I’ve never thought of using matza to make pizza before, though I’ve tried using other flatbread. 🙂

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