Pizza Bread
Pizza Bread
5 from 4 votes
Feast your senses on the delectable treat that is the pizza bread. This playful spin on the traditional pizza combines familiar, comforting flavours with a delightful twist, bringing the perfect blend of convenience and indulgence right to your table.
Pizza Bread

Are you craving the comforting flavors of pizza but short on time? Look no further than my recipe for Pizza Bread! This delightful dish takes the essence of pizza and transforms it into a speedy snack or light meal that’s perfect for any occasion.

Originating from the need for a speedy yet satisfying meal, Pizza Bread is a versatile creation that combines the convenience of toast with the deliciousness of pizza toppings.

With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, you can whip up a batch of these tasty treats in no time.

Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you – Pizza Bread is bursting with flavor and can be customized to suit your taste preferences.

Expert Tip: Don’t be afraid to get adventurous with your seasonings! Feel free to sprinkle on additional herbs and spices such as basil, thyme, or garlic powder to enhance the flavor profile.

Ingredients

Bread (Wholemeal): Wholemeal bread serves as the perfect base for Pizza Bread, providing a hearty and nutritious foundation. Its slightly nutty flavor and sturdy texture hold up well to the toppings, ensuring each bite is satisfying and delicious.

Onion: Finely chopped red onions add a subtle sweetness and depth of flavor to Pizza Bread. When caramelized in the oven, they become tender and aromatic, enhancing the overall taste experience.

Bell Pepper (Green): Vibrant green bell peppers not only add a pop of color to Pizza Bread but also contribute a refreshing crunch and mild sweetness. They complement the other toppings beautifully, creating a harmonious balance of flavors and textures.

Sweetcorn: Sweetcorn kernels lend a burst of sweetness and juiciness to Pizza Bread, offering a delightful contrast to the savory elements. Their golden hue adds visual appeal, making each slice of Pizza Bread as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate.

Tomatoes: Fresh tomatoes bring a burst of juicy acidity to Pizza Bread, infusing each bite with bright, tangy flavor. Whether diced or thinly sliced, tomatoes add a refreshing element that cuts through the richness of the cheese and other toppings.

Mozzarella Cheese: No pizza-inspired dish would be complete without a generous layer of melted mozzarella cheese. Known for its stretchy texture and mild, creamy flavor, mozzarella cheese forms a gooey, irresistible topping that binds all the ingredients together.

Oregano: A sprinkle of dried oregano adds an earthy, aromatic note to Pizza Bread, reminiscent of classic pizza seasoning. Its herbaceous flavor enhances the overall taste profile, providing a hint of Mediterranean flair to each bite.

Black Pepper: Freshly ground black pepper adds a subtle kick of heat and depth to Pizza Bread, elevating the flavor profile with its warm, spicy notes. Its presence enhances the savory elements of the dish, ensuring a well-rounded and satisfying taste experience.

Crushed Chillies: For those who enjoy a bit of heat, crushed chillies offer the perfect fiery kick to Pizza Bread. Whether you prefer a subtle hint of spice or crave a more intense heat, crushed chillies allow you to customize the level of heat to suit your taste preferences.

Expert Tip: For a crispier crust, lightly brush the bread slices with olive oil before toasting to help achieve a golden brown exterior.

Serving Suggestions

  • Pair Pizza Bread with a side of crisp, golden French fries for a satisfying meal that hits all the right notes of indulgence and comfort.
  • Serve Pizza Bread alongside a vibrant garden salad tossed with your favorite dressing for a fresh and nutritious accompaniment.
  • For a casual gathering or game day snack, set out a platter of Pizza Bread slices alongside a variety of dipping sauces, such as marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or garlic aioli, for guests to enjoy.
  • Jazz up Pizza Bread by adding additional toppings such as sliced mushrooms, olives, or cooked sausage for a personalized twist on this classic dish.

Expert Tip: Get creative and try adding your favorite pizza ingredients such as pepperoni, mushrooms, or olives.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different type of bread for Pizza Bread?

Absolutely! While wholemeal bread is recommended for its hearty texture and flavor, feel free to experiment with different types of bread such as white, wheat, or even gluten-free options to suit your dietary preferences.

Can I make Pizza Bread ahead of time?

While Pizza Bread is best enjoyed fresh out of the oven, you can prepare the toppings in advance and assemble the slices just before baking for added convenience. Simply store the chopped vegetables and grated cheese in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Can I freeze Pizza Bread?

While Pizza Bread is best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze any leftover slices for later enjoyment. Once baked and cooled, wrap the individual slices tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place them in a freezer-safe bag or container. To reheat, simply thaw the slices in the refrigerator overnight and bake in a preheated oven until heated through.

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Pizza Bread

Pizza Bread

by Nabeela Kauser
Feast your senses on the delectable treat that is the pizza bread. This playful spin on the traditional pizza combines familiar, comforting flavours with a delightful twist.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 186 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Toast the bread slices until lightly browned on either side
  • As the bread is being toasted finely chop the red onions, bell pepper, sweetcorn, and tomatoes
  • Place the toast on a large baking tray then spread a spoonful of pizza sauce across the toast
  • Add the red onions, bell peppers, sweetcorn, and tomatoes
  • Add the oregano and chili flakes then top with mozzarella cheese and sprinkle on the black pepper
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°c (360°f) gas mark 4 For 6-8 minutes
  • Serve with French fries and a garlic dip then enjoy!

Video

Notes

Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal
Keyword Bread, Cooking, Food, Homemade Pizza, Kids Snacks, Pizza, Pizza Bread, Pizza Toast, Recipe
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Latest comments (2)

Nabeela Kauser

Absolutely! Using pasta sauce as a substitute for pizza sauce in your pizza bread recipe should work just fine. It might have a slightly different flavor profile, but it’s a great improvisation when you’re in a pinch. Enjoy your pizza bread!

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