For those who read my face book fan page regularly, would know that I share my son’s lunch box pictures quite regularly there to share more ideas on what can go into a lunch box. Recently, I had shared these quick to make, no bake bread Pizza which a lot of my friends and readers had liked and asked me to share the recipe.
So today on popular demand I’m sharing the recipe for the same. These bread pizzas are very healthy as I use a lot of veggies and also the bread I use is multigrain and not the white bread.
These bread pizzas are so versatile, not only are they good for snacking but can also be served as canapés for a party as they make excellent finger food. The best part is that, these need no baking skills or any oven to make them and are easily made on the stove top.
My kid loves to munch them and these are one of his favourite snack items in the lunch box. Makes me a happy mother as these are so versatile, that one can use their own creativity and try various kinds of toppings, veggies, using this method. Even a bachelor or a novice cook can make them easily..
No Bake Bread Pizza
Preparation Time: 5-6mins | Cooking Time: 5mins | Makes: 8-10pieces | Serves:2-3 | Difficulty Level:Easy
5-6 Multigrain or whole wheat bread slices
3tbsp regular cheese spread (one can use flavoured versions too)
1tbsp pizza sauce/ tomato paste/ tomato ketchup (I used Cremica’s pizza sauce)
a pinch of red chilli flakes (optional)
a pinch of freshly crushed black pepper (optional)
1/2tsp hand crushed, dry oregano
1/2tsp hand crushed, dry basil
a pinch of pizza seasoning mix ( If u have Dominos seasoning sachet, use them)
2tsp butter, softened or olive oil
1tbsp each of grated carrot and finely chopped red, yellow and green bell peppers
salt (if required)
Using a round cutter, cut two discs on each bread slice.
Apply butter or brush olive oil on one side and keep that side facing down.
Mix all the ingredients other than the bread and spread a spoon of the mix on each disc, on the top side.
Meanwhile put a non stick pan on the gas stove on a medium high flame.
Once the bread slices are done place them on the pan with the greased side facing the pan. Cover with a lid and cook on a high flame for a minute. This helps the cheese to melt and the veggies get cooked partially.
Now remove the lid and reduce the flame to the lowest and cook on for 3-4mins till the base gets crisp and crunchy.
Remove and serve immediately or pack in snack box. In case packing for a snack box, let them come down to the room temperature completely before closing the lid, else they would turn soggy.
The temperature or the heat on the pan is a crucial factor in getting the crisp texture on the bread so one has to be careful with that. Do not leave it long on a high flame else it would burn.