Are you familiar with the crazy time of the day when you are hungry the most? 4 PM is the time when I hunt for some snacks in my pantry and most of the time I eventually end up snacking on some junk. When I am a tat bit less lazy I put together something like this. This makes a perfect quick snack for the evening or mini appetizers. Although I love toppings from the meat lovers menu, in this case I adore the combination of tomatoes and green onions/scallions the most.
Cut the baguette/french loaf into half and apply the pizza sauce. Don’t add too much or the bread will get soggy. You can also use the maggi tomato chilly sauce and ketchup if you are out of pizza sauce. You can also make your own homemade pizza sauce.
Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the veggies and top it with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 400 Degrees Fahrenheit/205 Degrees Celsius for 7-10 minutes or till the cheese has melted and is bubbling. For charred look, set the oven to broil for an additional minute. Keep a close eye with your broil setting because the food can go from perfect to burnt in no time.
This recipe was featured on Huffington post: ‘13 ways to eat homemade pizza when you don’t feel like making dough‘
- French Bread / Baguette
- Pizza sauce Homemade or store brought
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- I used tomatoes and green onions/scallions
- Use the topping of your choice:
- Cooked meat leftover chicken, bacon, ham or paneer, tofu etc
Preheat the oven to 400 Degrees Fahrenheit/205 Degrees Celsius.
Cut the bread in the center.
Spread 2-3 tablespoons of pizza sauce, not too much and not too little.
Add your topping. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Top with cheese, place the bread on a baking sheet and bake it in the center of the oven for 7-10 minutes or till the cheese melts and bubbles. Broil it for an additional minute for the charred look.
You can freeze the extra pizza sauce if you don't plan to reuse. Pour it into ice trays. Once it freezes take that out and transfer into a freezer safe bag. Microwave cubes as needed.
Keep a close eye with your broil setting because the food can go from perfect to burnt in no time.