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Pizza Toast is one of those quick and easy lunch ideas you can throw together in minutes and make as simple or fancy as you like.

When I need a go-to quick and easy lunch (or snack idea) pizza toast is it. And especially during school holidays when kids seem to need ALL the meals and ALL the snacks. This simple recipe is one they can help out with making, and, they’ll really enjoy eating too!

For our basic pizza toast you’ll literally just need pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella, but we’ve also given you some of our favorite pizza topping combos for you to try and they’re delicious!

pizza toast topped with cheese and pepperoni on a baking paper lined baking sheet

Pizza toast literally takes just minutes to make, and it goes great with our tomato and cucumber salad, or alongside some homemade ranch coleslaw.


⭐️ Super quick snack to make

⭐️ You can grill or air fry

⭐️ Create your own pizza toast flavors – let everyone make their own

⭐️ Great as an after school snack


PIZZA TOAST INGREDIENTS

ingredients for pizza toast on a white table - once Mutti pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, sliced pepperoni, dried oregano and slices of thick rustic bread
  • Bread – you’ll need 1-2 slices of bread per person, you can use any bread you like. We like to use thick cut rustic white bloomer style bread.
  • Pizza Sauce – we usually use Mutti pizza sauce but you can use any jar or tin of sauce or marinara sauce you like.
  • Shredded Mozzarella – we buy this in bags ready to use so it’s quicker. You could swap it for shredded Cheddar cheese or dice up a ball of mozzarella instead.
  • Pepperoni – my kids love pepperoni, but it’s an easy swap to make these with ham, chorizo or tuna.
  • Dried Oregano – we sprinkle over some dried oregano before grilling. It just adds that pizza taste.

HOW TO MAKE PIZZA TOAST

Prep Time – 5 minutes / Cook Time 7-8 minutes 

Step by step instructions below

pizza toast on a baking tray
  1. Preheat the grill to high.
  2. Line a sheet pan or baking sheet with baking paper (parchment paper) and place the slices of bread onto the baking tray.
  3. Top each slice of bread with around a tablespoon of pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella.
  4. Add the pepperoni and sprinkle over the dried oregano. If you want to add salt do so here.
  5. Cook the pizza toast under the grill for around 7-8 minutes or until the cheese is melted, and the pepperoni (or other toppings) heated through.

INGREDIENT VARIATIONS AND SWAPS

Bread – you can use any bread you like – wholegrain, wholemeal, French bread, muffins, rye or even bagels.

Cheese – you can add any extra cheeses you like and go double-cheese or you can swap the mozzarella cheese for Cheddar, provolone, blue cheese – anything you like on a pizza you can throw on your pizza toast.


TASTY PIZZA TOPPINGS TO TRY OUT

You can absolutely load these up with any pizza toppings you love to eat. Some of our favourites include chicken and sweetcorn, chorizo and chilli jam, tuna, bell peppers and black olive, feta cheese and roasted vegetables, ham and pineapple or pesto and mushroom.

And if you are feeling fancy top your pizza toast with torn fresh basil leaves, some fresh burrata and a drizzle of garlic infused olive oil.

TOP TIPS FOR MAKING Pizza Toast

⭐ Spread the sauce and the cheese right to the edges, so that the toast doesn’t burn.

⭐ Bake instead of grill – just bake in the oven at 200C for around 10 minutes (or until cooked)

⭐ Choose wholegrain or sourdough bread for a healthier twist.

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four slices of pizza toast topped with pepperoni on a baking sheet

Pizza Toast

Yield: Serves 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Super easy yummy pizza toast that's great as a snack or easy meal idea

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bread
  • 4 tbsp tomato pizza sauce
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella
  • 20 slices pepperoni
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to high.
  2. Line a sheet pan with baking paper (parchment paper) and place the slices of bread onto the baking tray.4 slices of bread on a baking paper lined oven tray
  3. Top the bread with pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella.4 slices of bread topped with pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella
  4. Add the pepperoni and sprinkle over the dried oregano.pizza toast ready to bake in the oven
  5. Cook the pizza toast under the grill for around 7-8 minutes or until the cheese is melted, and the pepperoni (or other toppings) heated through.

Notes

Pizza Toast In The Oven Or Air Fryer

You can cook the pizza toast in the oven on 200C for around 10 minutes or until it's cooked thorugh properly.

Alternatively you can air fry at 180C for around 6-7 minutes. If you do airfry the pizzas make sure you really squash the toppings into the bread as the air fryer fan can whizz them off!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 625Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 1434mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 35g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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