Dinner, Recipes

Soda Bread Pizza

Pizza night is, I’m sure, a common night in many households. It’s certainly a favoured night here, with pizza featuring almost every second Friday. Sometimes I make regular pizza dough and other times, in particular if we’ve been out or busy in the garden I make soda bread pizza which is simply my soda bread recipe used as a pizza base!


This is so quick, it’s a great speedy alternative to regular dough. One large pizza base can be made or, as we all prefer different toppings, what I do most often is prepare my dough, weigh it and divide it into 7 equal sections to make individual pizzas. They are then easily topped with preferred options



450g Plain flour
1 Tsp Bread Soda
1 Tsp Salt
320-350 ml Buttermilk
A handful of seeds such as chia, sunflower, linseeds etc (optional)

Topping suggestions

Tomato sauce*
Sundried Tomatoes
Spring Onion
Grated Cheddar

*If you don’t have any tomato sauce made, we have often used a delicious relish.


  • Preheat the oven to 180C and line or lightly flour one baking sheet if making one large pizza. Prepare more than one tray if making smaller individual pizzas.
  • Add the plain flour, soda bread and salt to a large mixing bowl. Stir together, combining the ingredients well.
  • Pour in some (320mls approx) of the buttermilk, then lightly bring it all together with a wooden spoon.If the mix is too dry add some more of the buttermilk, too wet add extra flour.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and lightly kneading it, bring the dough into a round shape.
  • Weigh and divide into the number of pizzas you require. Roll them out on a floured surface and add to the prepared trays.
  • Gather everybody around and add your preferred toppings to the pizzas.
  • Put the pizzas into the  oven and cook for  2o -25 minutes, keep an eye on them!


We find these very filling, the first time we made them we were stuffed as I had made some homemade chips to accompany them. Now we either have salad or if we’ve been generous with the toppings, we have them without any extras.


  1. Great idea Nicola. I sometimes make an upside down onion tart and it has a scone base. It is a similar idea. I might give this a go too.

    1. Oh that sounds delicious too Fionnuala 🙂

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