Marissa’s Crunchy Poppy Seed Pizza – Kids’ Cooking


for the poppy seed pizza dough

  • 150 g strong wholemeal bread flour
  • 350 g plain white flour
  • 100 g coarse semolina flour
  • 10 g / about 1 tbs instant dry yeast
  • ½ tbs golden caster sugar
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbs poppy seeds
  • 325 ml lukewarm water
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • a bit more plain flour for the working surface

for the toppings

  • half a portion of the tomato sauce
  • 4 – 5 handfuls grated cheese

+ some or all of the below:

  • red or white onion slices
  • green or black olives
  • sausage slices
  • mushroom slices
  • tin of sweet corn (drained)
  • sweet red, yellow or orange peppers (sliced)
  • tin of cubed pineapple (drained)
  • diced ham
  • fresh basil leaves (chopped) – for garnish


wholemeal poppy seed pizza dough recipe without machine uk


  1. Combine all ingredients for the dough and knead until it is not sticking to hands any longer.
  2. Leave aside for about an hour to grow, covered with cling film in warm place.
  3. Share risen dough it into 4 – 5 pieces.
  4. Shape in your hands or roll out each piece of the dough and place on lined with paper trays, let the dough cover edges of the tins.
  5. Brush with tomato sauce.
  6. Top with plenty of grated cheese.
  7. Let everyone top their pizzas with favourite ingredients.
  8. Bake in the oven preheated to  175°C (350°F) until the dough is golden brown and cheese nicely melted and browned.
  9. Slice, sprinkle with freshly chopped herbs and serve immediately.

Makes 4 – 5 pizzas.


Poppy seed pizza tastes good with green salad on a side and quick garlic sauce.

Alternately serve it with dash of olive oil or some other cream or mayo based sauce.

Looking for more interesting pizza dough recipes? Then try Jacqueline’s Wholemeal and Onion Pizza Dough or Becca’s Beer Pizza Crust.

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Your thoughts…

  1. Great idea adding poppy seeds to the pizza dough for some extra crunch :)

  2. Not made pizza at home for ever and ever, great reminder and it’s definitely a great thing to make with kids!

  3. I have never added poppy seeds to pizza dough – great idea!

  4. Loving the base, although I can’t imagine making it soon. My hubby has just developed an allergy to sesame seeds, which he never had before and his face just swells right up. Strange that he was ok up until now. I may just make some of this base for Cooper and I and make Graham some plain bases. Thanks for linking to me :)

  5. I am all for adding extra goodness to pizza – and other ‘fun’ foods. Poppy seeds add some nice crunch and an intriguing flavour.

  6. Oooh – I love the idea of adding crunchy little poppy seeds to a pizza crust – and now you have me pondering what other seeds I could add as well?? Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. This pizza base looks perfectly thin and crispy, and I LOVE the idea of adding poppy seeds! Looks delish.

  8. This looks delicious! I love pineapple on a pizza :)

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