Pizza Toast

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Pizza toast is a fun meal or snack made by toasting sandwich bread in the oven and then topping it with pizza sauce, melty cheese, and pepperoni or fresh herbs! It’s a cheat way to make pizza using 3 or 4 ingredients in about 15 minutes!

Close up image of pizza toast on a plate.

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Whenever you are craving a filling snack that’s also quick to make- these pizza toasts are always a winner! It tastes like pizza but you don’t have to deal with *actually* making pizza, because it’s so much quicker to put together. You can easily customize them and it’s perfect for midnight snacking or whenever you want something simple but delicious to eat after work, school, or being out all day! 

These cheesy pizza toasts are so comforting and they would make a wonderful party appetizer since they are so cheap to make. Just use smaller pieces of bread to make it more snacking-sized!

Recipe Ingredients

Overhead image of bread, cheese, tomato sauce, and pepperoni on a table.

Soft sandwich bread – use the bread of your choice. For this recipe, I used homemade Challah bread cut into thick-ish slices. 

Pizza sauce – really you can use whatever type of sauce you like. Pizza sauce, marinara sauce, plain tomato sauce, or jarred chunky sauce. Use pesto sauce instead or do a mix of the two!

Cheese – shredded mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese or get fancy with it and use a mix of cheeses like parmesan cheese, provolone, or havarti.

Pepperoni (optional) – I used turkey pepperoni cut in half.

What to serve with pizza toast

Pro Tips

Toast the bread first otherwise the bread will soak up too much of the sauce and become soggy.

Try not to overly toast the bread otherwise, it will be too crunchy after the cheese has melted. After you add the ingredients your bread will continue to toast and cook in the oven.

If you are adding veggies to your pizza toasts, make sure to thinly slice them or lightly saute them so they won’t be crunchy or raw-tasting. 

Try not to use too much sauce or it will make your bread soggy. 

Add more cheese and/or sauce depending on your liking.

Leave the toppings off to make plain cheese toast or add fresh or dried herbs for a different flavor. If using fresh herbs make sure to add them under the cheese so they don’t dry out and burn in the oven. 

Close up image of pizza toasts on a plate with fresh herbs.

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Pizza Toast

Pizza toast is a fun meal or snack made by toasting sandwich bread in the oven and then topping it with pizza sauce, melty cheese, and pepperoni or fresh herbs! It’s a cheat way to make pizza using 3 or 4 ingredients in about 15 minutes!
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Course: bread, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 128kcal
Cost: $5

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 8 slices soft sandwich bread of your choice
  • ½ cup pizza sauce 1 tablespoon per slice, or to your liking
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese or the cheese of your choice, shredded
  • 7 – 14 turkey pepperoni mini or regular cut in half

Optional toppings

  • Green bell peppers thinly sliced
  • Red onion thinly sliced
  • Sauteed mushrooms
  • Freshly torn basil or chopped parsley for serving. If cooking place under the cheese so the fresh herbs don’t dry our and burn in the oven.
  • Dried herbs
  • Pitted olives sliced
  • Grape or cherry tomatoes sliced in half

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees ℉.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper then place the sliced sandwich bread on the sheet pan leaving space in between each one. 8 slices soft sandwich bread
    Sandwich bread slices on a sheet pan.
  • Place the baking sheet in the center of your oven to toast for 5 minutes. Flip over the toast onto the other side. If you have thick sliced bread, bake for another 5 minutes, otherwise skip straight to step 4.
  • Evenly spoon 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce over each slice of toasted bread. ½ cup pizza sauce
    Sandwich bread slices with tomato sauce on top.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and pepperoni and any other toppings, if using. 1 cup mozzarella cheese 7 – 14 turkey pepperoni
    Sandwich bread topped with tomato sauce, shredded cheese, and pepperonis.
  • Bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
    Baked pizza toasts on a sheet pan.
  • Allow to cool slightly then serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

All nutrition information is a rough estimate and this recipe card may contain affiliate links. 
Toast the bread first otherwise the bread will soak up too much of the sauce and become soggy.
Try not to overly toast the bread otherwise, it will be too crunchy after the cheese has melted. After you add the ingredients your bread will continue to toast and cook in the oven.
If you are adding veggies to your pizza toasts, make sure to thinly slice them or lightly saute them so they won’t be crunchy or raw-tasting. 
Try not to use too much sauce or it will make your bread soggy. 
Add more cheese and/or sauce depending on your liking.
Leave the toppings off to make plain cheese toast or add fresh or dried herbs for a different flavor. If using fresh herbs make sure to add them under the cheese so they don’t dry out and burn in the oven. 

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutrition information is automatically generated and should be only used as a rough estimate. This recipe card may contain affiliate links.

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