Quick easy and a favourite with kids, you’ve got to try this pesto pizza recipe!

Mini pea and pesto pizzas - These healthy mini pesto pizzas are a great idea for kids and fussy eaters.

Serves: 12

What you need:

250g x frozen peas (defrosted)

1 x clove of garlic

2 x tbsp roasted pine nuts

1Ž2 x cup of grated parmesan (with extra for sprinkling)

1Ž4 x tsp of salt

1/3 x cup of olive oil

150g x mozzarella ball

6 x English muffins

Optional prosciutto ham or similar


What you need to do:

  • Prepare an ice bath in a large bowl
  • Bring a pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the peas and cook for 2 mins
  • Drain the peas and add to the ice bath, then drain again
  • Set aside 1/2 cup of the cooked peas
  • Whirl the remaining peas in a food processor with the garlic, pine nuts and salt for about 3 minutes, scraping down the bowl if necessary
  • Add the oil, with the processor still going, and whirl for another 3 minutes
  • Split open/ cut in half the muffins and toast
  • Spread the PEA pesto evenly on the muffins
  • Tear and Share the mozzarella evenly on the muffins
  • Optional Put some prosciutto ham or similar onto the muffins
  • Sprinkle with parmesan and the remainder of the peas
  • Place muffins under a grill for 2-3 minutes, but keep your eye on them!


This recipe was creted by Leo Hall aged 11 from Cambridgehsire. Leo was a finalists in the 2016 Young Pea Chef of the Year competition, a national recipe competition run by the Yes Peas! campaign which challenged children aged under 12 to develop a recipe using peas. Find out more here youngpeachef.co.uk.

See more family friendly meals below