Pizza Padana (Pizza Express)


For this recipe you’ll need caramelised red onions – if you want to make your own see this recipe – and pizza base – if you want to make your own, see this recipe

[Unlike the Pizza Express pizza] in classic Italian cooking we would be using skinned, seeded, and chopped tomatoes, but, if you’ve ever tried this, it’s much easier to use Passata

Pizza Padana (Pizza Express)
Pizza Padana (Pizza Express)

Pizza Padana (Pizza Express)


  • l Pizza Base (See above for the recipe)
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons Passata
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • Round of Goats Cheese (Sliced)
  • Caremlised onions (See above for the recipe)
  • Wilted fresh spinach leaves
  • Olive oil
  • Sliced red onion (optional)


Step 1
Pre-heat the oven to 240 centigrade (although traditional Italian pizza is cooked in a wood fired oven at around 400 degrees centigrade)
Step 2
Spread the passatta over the pizza base then sprinkle with the oregano leaving an inch or so around the edges
Step 3
Evenly distribute the sliced goat's cheese, mozzarella, spinach, and caramalised onions over the pizza
Step 4
If you're adding chopped red onion, distribute that over the pizza now before drizzling some olive oil over the top
Step 5
Cook for 10 to 15 minutes