This Cheesy Bread Pizza makes for a delicious breakfast or snacking option and can be made using basic ingredients that are mostly available at home.
About This Recipe
This Indian Style Bread Pizza or Tawa Pizza is super simple, an excellent and easy alternative to regular pizza. It’s basically made using regular sandwich bread as the pizza base.
So the next time you want to make pizza, give this recipe a try, you don’t have to go hunting for pizza base or spend time kneading the dough for pizza yourself.
This dish is a great snack to enjoy with a cup of chai in the evening; it’s also a great option if you’re looking to whip up a quick meal.
You can even make this Pizza with your homemade bread. The kiddos are going to love it and it’s great to pack in their tiffin as well.
You can pop it in the oven and while it is baking, just churn up a glass of Litchi Lemonade to go along with it.
Bread – Well, by this time you know that you need bread for the base. You can use any bread of your choice, white milk bread, brown bread, or multigrain bread.
Pizza Sauce – Some pizza sauce is applied to the bread. You can make pizza sauce at home or can use the store-bought one.
Toppings – This pizza is also loaded with vegetables, adding some nutrition to it. Use any vegetables like mushroom, bell peppers, onion, tomato etc. Olives, pineapple, paneer are my other fav toppings.
Cheese – Lastly, grate the cheese on top, bake it and your bread pizza is ready to serve. I have used pizza cheese is easily available in India You can use shredded mozzarella or a mix of mozzarella and cheddar as well.
Step by Step Recipe
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Spread pizza sauce on bread slices.
Top with onion, capsicum, sweet corn and olives.
Top with cheese.
Arrange the slices on a baking tray.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cheese melts and the bread is crisp.
Remove the tray from the oven and sprinkle dried oregano and red chilli flakes on top. Serve hot.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have used Onions, Green Capsicum, Olives, and Corn but you can also use other vegetables such as Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Bell Pepper, Carrot, Yellow Bell Pepper, Zucchini, Broccoli, Mushrooms, Potatoes, etc.
You can even use Paneer, Tofu, etc.
You can follow my recipe Homemade Pizza Sauce and make it at home for your Pizza recipes. If you don’t have time, you can even use the store bought pizza sauce at home.
There is a trick to make this recipe on tawa without oven too.
Just heat a tawa (griddle) and keep the pizza on it. Cover with a lid and cook on low heat until cheese melts and the base is crisp.
You can also make this pizza in the microwave in convection mode.
These are best served hot, while it’s crispy and delicious.
You can also cut these vegetable pizzas in half and serve it as finger food at a kid’s party or get together at home.
This is one of the best recipes to try when you’re running out of ingredients in your pantry.
Bread Pizza Variations:
Egg Cheese Pizza – Just mix the egg mixture with cheese, apply on the bread, add in some veggies, and bake it.
Chicken Bread Pizza – Instead of veggies, you can even add grilled, smoked, or any flavored chicken on the pizza. Top it with lots of cheese and bake it.
Spinach Pizza – Once you apply the pizza sauce, add in some sautéed spinach along with the vegetables.
Pesto Pizza – Instead of Pizza sauce, you can use Basil Pesto or Parsley Pesto on the Bread to make this pesto version.
Margarita Bread Pizza – Just tomato pizza sauce, cheese and herbs, go the basic way.
Bread Pizza Recipe
- 8 slices Bread
- 8 tbsp Pizza sauce
- 1/2 cup Onion (Sliced)
- 1/2 cup Capsicum (Cut into thin stripes)
- 1/2 cup Sweet Corn
- 2 tbsp Black Olives (Sliced)
- 500 g Mozarella Cheese (Shredded)
- 2 tsp Dried Oregano
- 2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
- Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
- Spread pizza sauce on bread slices.
- Top with onion, capsicum, sweet corn and olives.
- Top with cheese.
- Arrange the slices on a baking tray.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cheese melts and the bread is crisp.
- Remove the tray from the oven and sprinkle dried oregano and red chilli flakes on top.
- Serve hot.