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Design your own self-saucing pizza toasties

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like pizza, especially those custom made for your own tastebuds? I thought so.

Our pizza toasties are healthier than you think and don’t require hours of waiting or fancy equipment. And because of the generous amount of vegetables our pizza toasties are pretty much self-saucing. How is that for a win win win win? I’ve recently introduced them to our supper menus with such amazing results that they have also been requested for breakfasts and lunches, which is great because everyone gets to eat way more vegetables than they would otherwise, and the greasy pizza dough is substituted by slices of wholemeal or multigrain bread. They are already full of flavour like this but we like to add a sprinkling of an Italian dried herb mix to complete the dish.

Oh, and did I mention they are the perfect fridge clean up meal? I’d be interested to hear, what your favourite toppings would be…

Serve 1-2 slices per person

Make your own self-saucing pizza toasties

By all means, the following toppings are only suggestions – let your imagination run wild. Canned fish, cooked seafood, duck, Asian vegetables and even leftover chilli beef are great as toppings. Shave some extra cheese onto the bread to ensure toppings stick to the base better – no more than a tablespoon though if you like it healthy. Cheese = good quality cheddar, or the more traditional bocconcini (baby mozarella) balls.

{Printable recipe}

Bread for the toasties:

  • slices of wholegrain or multigrain square bread of your choice // thinly sliced sourdough // open baguettes

Our favourite topping combinations:

  • HAM: cheese, all natural ham, tomato, seeded mustard, mixed lettuce leaves
  • TUNA: cheese, canned tuna, capers, onion, feta (+ tomato sauce)
  • CHICKEN: cheese, mushrooms, free range roasted chicken, cucumber, cheddar, sesame seeds
  • GREEK: cheese, tomato, capsicum, cucumber, olives, onion, feta
  • VEG: cheese, eggpplant, tomato, capsicum, mushrooms, onion, olives, cucumber, zucchini, cheese
  • SPANISH: manchego cheese, chorizo, prawns, piquillo peppers, Spanish olives, manchego cheese

Preheat oven grill to 160C.

To make the toasties: prepare all ingredients by slicing or shredding finely, drain tuna if using. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Arrange bread on the tray.

Sprinkle or layer a little cheese on each piece of bread, then layer all of the ingredients. Top with extra cheese and sprinkle with dried herb mix. Cook under a hot grill for about 4 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.

To serve: remove from oven, cut into traingles and serve.

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11 comments

Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice February 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm

This is my kind of lazy Sunday late lunch or early dinner. I’m all over the Spanish one 🙂

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toykitchenchef February 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm

such a clever idea!

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rsmacaalay February 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm

The Spanish ones will be the one for me.

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Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide February 2, 2012 at 4:37 am

What a fun idea.

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Courtney February 2, 2012 at 7:39 am

I love this idea – I think I’d definitely go greek, myself.

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Lisa {Smart Food and Fit} February 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Great idea! We make mini pizza’s all the time as an after school snack, glad to know that I’m not the only one using sliced bread as the base of my pizza’s!

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Jo February 3, 2012 at 1:17 pm

This looks absolutely delicious. Would love for you to share your gorgeous pictures with us at foodepix.com.

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Maureen February 3, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I love an easy meal and one that cleans the fridge always saves money.

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Sissi February 6, 2012 at 5:28 am

Martyna, I have been making such bread pizzas for many years and I have them at least once a week! (I think I have posted only one type, with canned tuna, a long time ago). They remind me of my childhood when I used to have them mainly with button mushrooms and cheese and lots of ketchup 😉 Yours look particularly beautiful and sophisticated.

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Nami | Just One Cookbook February 7, 2012 at 6:17 pm

My mom used to make pizza toast (that’s what she called it) and I completely forgot about it. I’m making some this week with ingredients I have in the kitchen. I hope my kids will eat it. These were one of my favorite lunches when I was small! Wah…so nostalgic!

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