Some days are just not for long cooking and that is totally okay. It is not everyday that I want to make pizza from scratch so I make some really quick sliced bread pizza. I’m I the one who discovered cooking? Ha! By the way, if you want to make your pizza from scratch, check out my easy recipe HERE
This is what I do when I need to do something really quick for the mouths. I usually have some form of pizza sauce lurking around the corner so I make do with that. If you don’t have pizza sauce, follow the directions on how to make yours in this recipe
. You could keep some in a jar in your refrigerator to use when you want to.
This sliced bread pizza can be topped with just about anything you like: multicoloured bell peppers, diced meat, sausage, chicken, cilantro, etc! In this recipe, I used caramelised onions and ripe olives but you could top your bread slices with anything you like. My kids usually like it with just pizza sauce and cheese.
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 7 mins
Total: 22 mins
Here is what you will need:
6 bread slices
Half a cup of pizza sauce
2 large onions
Half a green pepper
Half a cup ripe olives
2 cups of shredded pizza cheese mix (you could use just mozzarella cheese)
2 tablespoons olive oil
To make your caramelised onions:
Heat skillet with olive oil. Cut onions and put into heated oil and start frying on LOW HEAT.
By the way, caramelised onions are the new love of my life. They are so sweet and slightly savoury. I first had them in a pastry and I haven’t looked back since then.
As the onions fry on low heat, they start to get brown gradually.
Keep frying till they shrink and are fully caramelised. Sprinkle a little salt on them and help yourself to a taste. Mamamiya!
Now preheat your oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or do it the old-fashioned way- just rub some oyel all around it. Place your sliced bread on the tray.
You could use basically any bread for this. I have used French bread before and it worked well. Just make sure you cut to reveal the core of the bread.
Place about a tablespoon of your pizza sauce on each bread slice.
Spread that goodness around using the back of a spoon.
Now spread your cheese on them, baby,
Top with whatever your toppings are. I chopped some green bell pepper and pitted olives. Ahyaya!
Then the love of my life, caramelised onions.
More cheese goes on top!
Put all of that in your pre-heated oven.
Let it bake, let it bake, let it baaaake! It takes about seven minutes. It is ready when the cheese is melted, gooey and calling your name.
Just look at that!
Now give me one good reason why you won’t make some sliced bread pizza?!