Bread Pizza – Quick & Delicious!
As part of the Foodbuzz featured publisher program, I received a coupon from Nature’s Pride bread company to taste one of their all natural breads. Visit this website, to know more about the products. I chose to try the Country White bread. First, I love the size of the bread slice. Its HUGE. Perfect for stacking up a tower in your sandwich or to make a pizza! Well, pizza?? On a bread?? Surprised, aren’t you? Yes, I chose to make a bread pizza using the Nature’s Pride bread to contest to be their ambassador at the Foodbuzz Festival coming up from November 5th to 7th at San Fransisco, CA!!
This is a very simple and versatile recipe. Who doesn’t like pizza?? And a quick one on that! I have to thank my cousin Kitty, as she is the inspiration for this recipe. Thanks Kitty!!!!
Now getting on with the recipe, there is actually no recipe. All you need is some bread and your imagination! Seriously, just gather all the ingredients you love on your pizza and go ahead with this recipe. Use any kind of veggies, meat and cheese and experiment! And the best part is this is such a quick recipe that it can be made very easily for kids when they get back from school. Or when they want to eat pizza and you want to give them something healthier. Use a whole wheat bread and veggies they normally don’t eat, some marinara (tomato) sauce and cheese and see how fast that disappears!!! This would be a great party appetizer too, as you can make large quantities either on your grill or the oven. Toast the bread slices separately and ask the guests to customize their toppings and cheese and grill it for just a minute. Pizza ready in seconds! Great for kids birthday parties too. Okay, now I guess you get the idea
I made this pizza in an oven, but you can easily recreate this in a griddle (tava) on the stove top too.
Bread(I used Nature’s pride, Country White) – 2 slices
Marinara or Pizza sauce – 6-8 Tbsp
(Use alfredo sauce if you like it, or plain ketchup if you do not have any sauce!)
Sliced Vegetables – as required (I used Mushrooms, onions and pickled jalapeno peppers)
Italian seasoning or dried Oregano – as required (optional)
Garlic powder – as required (optional)
Olive oil – 2 tsp
Shredded cheese – as required (NOT optional!)
(Mozzarella cheese is what is used in most pizzas, but feel free to use whatever you like. I used the Mexican four cheese blend. Use a good melting cheese)
In the oven:
- Preheat the oven to 400 F.
- Place the bread slices on a baking sheet and drizzle them with some olive oil. Place this in the oven for 2-3 minutes, to crisp up the bread slightly.
- Remove the baking sheet with the bread from the oven and slather the bread with the pizza sauce. Add the toppings, sprinkle some Italian seasoning/oregano and garlic powder. Top with your favorite grated cheese. Return the baking sheet to the oven and cook for another 4-5 minutes, until the cheese melts.
Tip: Vary the baking times depending on your oven and to your liking. For example if you like your bread crispy, increase the baking time slightly. Using a good melting cheese is very important for a pizza. Mozzarella is the ideal choice, but we just love the Mexican four cheese blend on our pizza. Be creative with your choice of toppings and cheeses.
On the stove top:
- Heat a griddle (tawa) and toast the bread slightly on both sides. Repeat the step 3 from the above process and reduce the heat to low and cover it with a high lid. Cook for a minute or two, until the cheese melts.
- Serve immediately!!
I bet this will be your favorite snack from now on!