With an easy tomato sauce, mozzarella & basil
– Switch the fresh red chilli for a few sliced jalapeños, a pinch of dried chilli flakes, or leave it out altogether.
– Instead of basil in your tomato sauce, feel free to use fresh or dried oregano, marjoram, or even a little chopped fresh rosemary.
– Mix it up with different melty cheeses; think red Leicester, Parmesan, or Gruyère.
– Experiment with different topping combos: spinach, feta and pine nuts, or olives, jarred peppers and smoked mozzarella.
– You could use up leftover roasted veg here: peppers, onions, aubergine or squash would all work really well.
ON THE SIDE
– Delicious with green salad leaves, quartered tomatoes and slices of cucumber.
Jamie wholeheartedly believes that cooking is up there as one of the most valuable skills you can teach a child. Getting kids excited about food, where it comes from and how to cook it, gives them a better chance of being healthier and happier in the long run. When cooking with kids, use your common sense to determine what jobs they can help you with, depending on their age and skill level. It’s always good to start small, with jobs such as mixing and measuring, then progress to elements of a recipe, then go on to slightly trickier techniques over time. The more they cook, the better they’ll get. Make sure you supervise them when using heat or sharp utensils like knives and box graters, and teach them about the importance of washing their hands before they start, and after handling raw meat and fish, as well as other basic hygiene rules. Most of all, have fun with it, and encourage them to give things a go.