Bread Pizza is rustled up for weekend breakfasts very often at my place! It’s so yummy and very quick😉 Perfect for those lazy Sunday mornings 😴
It’s full of veggies and healthy stuff…hence, my hubby & I don’t mind a bit of cheese over it! Although you can add a lot more cheese…it’s up to you. And as I call it Instant, I don’t really wait for the cheese to melt…in fact I kind of prefer the half melted cheesy strands/ chunks in every bite 😋😋 …it’s simply droolicious! Lol! 😺
Also, I use brown bread for making these so it’s really not unhealthy in any way….and makes for a great party snacks or snack box idea for kids. Besides, you can make a non-veg version by adding some blanched chicken/ lamb meat, etc…the possibilities are infinite👌 however, you can try the same on proper pizza base too!
Here is the recipe..
Yield: serves 2-3
Equipment: baking tray, aluminium sheet, measuring cups/ spoons, a saucepan, cooling rack.
For pizza sauce:
2 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1/2 tbsp mixed Italian herbs (oregano, basil, thyme, etc.)
1/2 tbsp chilly flakes
1/2 tsp crushed black peppercorns
1/2 tsp degi mirch
1/4 tsp turmeric pwd
1 tsp tomato ketchup
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
For the base:
6-8 slices of brown/ white bread
1/2 tbsp butter
1+1/2 cup chopped/ sliced veggies (capsicum, red or yellow bell pepper, sweet corn, mushroom, baby corn, spinach, etc..)
grated mozzarella cheese/ pizza cheese as needed
mixed Italian herbs as needed
Method for sauce:
Heat butter and oil in a saucepan, then add chopped onions and garlic and sauté them until the onions turn golden brown. Next, add the chopped tomatoes and season with salt & crushed black pepper. Also, add turmeric pwd and degi mirch. Cover and cook for a few mins, until the tomatoes are cooked well.
Then add Italian herbs and chilli flakes. Cook for a further 5-7 mins. Lastly, add ketchup, mix well. Turn off the flame. The sauce is ready. Keep it aside to cool a bit. If you like, you can blend the sauce a bit, but I don’t. We like the sauce slightly chunky.
I usually add the chopped veggies in the warm sauce before spreading the pizza sauce on the bread. You can do the same too.
Assembling the bread pizza:
Preheat the oven @ 180’c and line the baking tray with aluminium foil.
Take a slice of bread, spread some butter. Then add the pizza sauce which has the veggies too. Sprinkle some grated cheese & herbs.
Place the prepared bread slices on the baking tray and bake them for 10 mins @ 180’c using the upper and lower heating rods together or until the cheese melts. Remove from the oven and cool for 2 mins on the cooling rack. Serve hot with some ketchup/ mayonnaise 😬
If you like these…you could try some Cheesy Garlic Bread 😊
️Adapted from Tarla Dalal