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Chickpea-crust pizza with broccoli & sausage

Points® value
Total Time
45 min
20 min
25 min
Pizza is a favourite treat for many people – and comedian and talk-show host James Corden is no exception; he recently said this pizza is 'sensational'.


Chickpeas, cooked

2 can(s), large, drained, drained


1 clove(s)


2 teaspoon(s), level

Oregano, Dried

1 teaspoon(s), level

Cayenne Pepper

teaspoon(s), level

Vegetarian parmesan style hard cheese

25 g, grated

Egg, whole, raw

1 large, raw

Broccoli, raw

170 g, tenderstem

Tomato Pizza Topping

125 g

Light Mozzarella

112 g, torn

Chicken sausage, grilled

2 individual, thinly sliced

Red onion

1 medium, sliced

Chilli flakes

1 pinch


  1. Put a large baking sheet in the oven and heat to 220°C, fan 200°C, gas mark 7. Put the chickpeas and garlic in a food processor with a good pinch of salt and blitz until finely chopped. Add the cornflour, dried oregano, cayenne, some black pepper, hard cheese and the egg. Blitz again until you have a perfectly smooth mixture.
  2. Spoon the chickpea mixture onto a large piece of baking parchment and spread to a 30cm circle with a palette knife or spatula. Slide the paper onto the heated baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden and getting crisp around the edges.
  3. Meanwhile bring a medium saucepan of water set over a high heat, to the boil. Add the broccoli and cook for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water until cool, then pat dry.
  4. When the base is ready, reduce the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6. Spread the tomato sauce over the pizza base, leaving a 1cm border. Top with the sausage, onion, broccoli and chilli flakes. Scatter over the mozzarella, then season with black pepper and bake for 10 minutes until the toppings are crisping up and the cheese is melted.


Looking for a gluten-free pizza crust that doesn’t require expensive specialty flours? Then this chickpea version is just right for you.