Easy bread pizza

Think pizza, think cheese! It’s usually the cheese we balk at, double layers of it if you please on some pizzas! I mean, what were they smoking…?! So when a pizza urge strikes but you don’t want to be fat stricken too, this recipe is the saviour. Use just a smattering of cheese, or mix crumbled paneer along with the cheese. You basically need an ingredient that will hold the veggies together. Use wheat or multi-grain bread and it’s even better!

My mother-in-law found bread pizza through the cooking-moms’ grapevine many years ago. It’s lurked long enough, here it is. Use whatever toppings you like, as long as they can be chopped or sized a little small and mixed in with a little grated cheese. And cook through a bit in the oven. Try zucchini, mushrooms, jalapenos, olives…

Servings: Makes 10 slices of the regular size sandwich bread

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium green peppers chopped fine (I avoid using red or yellow peppers, because it sweetens the topping. Use them if you like it that way)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, deseeded and chopped fine
  • 2 medium onions, chopped fine
  • 2-3 cubes of cheddar cheese, grated. Grate some, mix in with the vegetables to get a fine mix. If you feel need more for the mixture to taste cheesy right, grate some more.
  • 1 green chilli, chopped very fine. Leave this out if you want any heat. Add a few drops of a spicy ketchup or chilli sauce.
  • Salt to taste
  • A loaf of bread (I use the regular sandwich bread)
  • A little butter or vegetable fat

Making it:

In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients, except the butter.

veggiesHeat an oven to 220 degrees C.

Cut the bread into shapes if you like or leave them whole. I used cookie cutters here. When done like this they even make nice party starters! If I’m making them for dinner though, I leave the slices whole.

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Pile the vegetable x n top. of the slices. Pile them, because these bveggies will wilt and sink down a little once baked.

Grease a baking tray lightly with butter. Place the slices on the tray.

prepared bread pizza

Bake for 5-7 minutes, until the bottom of the slices are crisp.

Serve hot with crushed pepper and ketchup, if you like.

bread pizzaI couldn’t take pictures of the whole slices, it was dinner time and everyone was hungry! If you try them out, do share!

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4 Responses to “Easy bread pizza”

  1. Srija says:

    This looks like a yummy and simple thing to do. I like it that this has heaped veggies and less cheese. Maybe I can coax the kids to eat the veggies this way. Will try it out and let you know how it turned out.

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  2. Anu says:

    Srij! Do that and yes, let us know!

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  3. Anitha says:

    Hey Anu…This seems to be so awesome and simple! I hope this can satisfy Rishab’s cravings for pizza, will let you know…

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  4. Anu says:

    Anithu, yes! Lemme know how he liked it :)

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