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Chickpea-crust pizza with broccoli & sausage

SmartPoints® value per serving
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 teaspoons, level

Oregano, Dried

1 teaspoons, level


1 pinch

Black pepper

¼ teaspoons

Cayenne Pepper

teaspoons, level

Vegetarian Parmesan Style Hard Cheese

25 g

Egg, whole, raw

1 large, raw

Broccoli, raw

170 g, tenderstem

Tomato Pizza Topping

125 g

Light Mozzarella

112 g, torn

Chicken sausage(s), grilled

2 individual, thinly sliced

Red onion(s)

¼ medium, chopped

Chilli flakes

1 pinch


  1. Place a pizza stone or heavy baking tray in the oven. Preheat the oven to 220°C, fan 200°C, gas mark 8 (leave baking stone or tray in oven as it heats).
  2. In a food processor, pulse the chickpeas and garlic until finely chopped, about 10 times. Add the cornflour, oregano, salt, black pepper and cayenne. Blitz for around 1 minute, scraping down the sides as needed, until the mixture is smooth. Add the hard cheese and egg; blitz for 30 seconds until well blended.
  3. Spoon the chickpea purée onto a large piece of parchment paper and spread with a spatula to a thin 30cm circle. Slide the crust with the parchment paper onto the hot pizza stone or baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned and crisp around the edges.
  4. Meanwhile in a medium saucepan set over a high heat, bring water to the boil. Add the tenderstem broccoli and cook for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water until cool, then pat dry.
  5. Carefully remove the crust on the parchment from the oven, leaving the oven on. Spread the tomato sauce over the crust, leaving a 2cm border. Top with mozzarella, sausage, onion, broccoli and chilli flakes. Slide the pizza on the parchment back onto the baking tray or pizza stone. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese melts and the toppings are heated through. Cut the pizza into 8 equal slices and serve 2 per person.


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