Pizza toast

Pizza toast

15 min
Simple and convenient, these tasty toasts are the perfect way to indulge in well-known pizza flavours. A crunchy bread base topped with tomato sauce, fresh tomatoes, pepperoni, and cheese – exactly as we know it from pizza. As a bonus, it gets even better if you use stale bread as the base, so this is your sign to make a delicious pizza toast if you have leftover bread lying around.


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (conventional oven).
  • Place bread on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • Spread tomato sauce on the bread and place tomato, pepperoni, cheese, and oregano on top. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with basil and serve immediately.

Pizza toast is an excellent option if you want to use some of the leftover bread you have lying around. Actually, day-old bread is to be preferred since it will turn even crispier in the oven and absorb the topping flavours better.


Make sure to keep an eye on the oven. Pizza toast cooks relatively fast, so take it out when the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown.


2 slices
Tomato sauce
2 tbsp
Tomatoes slices
Pepperoni slices
Hard or Semi-Hard Cheese
4 slices
Dried oregano
1 tbsp
Fresh basil

Try this quick and easy recipe for pizza toast

You only need a few basic ingredients and about 15 minutes to create a delicious lunch or treat for yourself or your guests. It takes little preparation before you can sink your teeth into crispy toasts topped with classic pizza flavours, so we do not see any excuses for not doing it – often.

Classic pizza topping with tomato sauce, pepperoni, and cheese

The combination of classic pizza toppings like tomato sauce, pepperoni, and cheese transforms this seemingly simple recipe into a culinary treat. As with regular pizza, the flavour base comes from the tomato sauce, which is full of rich and tangy nuances. The pepperoni brings depth and nuances of umami and spiced meat, blending perfectly with the slightly tangy tomato sauce. To finish the pizza toast properly, you need a layer of melted cheese.

Great as a busy weeknight dinner or a satisfying snack

Whether you need a quick solution for dinner on a busy weeknight or a hearty snack for the long afternoons, pizza toast is sure to satiate any food cravings. The quick preparation time combined with the savoury flavours and soft as well as crunchy textures ensures that every bite is satisfying, satiating, and savoury, which is why this might be your new favourite.

We have a wide selection of easy-to-make bread-based recipes that can save any lunch, afternoon, or dinner. Try the avocado sandwich with cream cheese and tomato for an indulgent lunch, or go for the bruschetta with grilled vegetables for a savoury side or appetiser. You can also elevate your salads and soups with homemade croutons or rye bread chips.

Experiment with different toppings

Our easy pizza toast recipe is the perfect playground for experimenting with toppings.

Add vegetables such as sliced mushrooms or peppers. The mushrooms provide a meat-like texture and earthy notes, while the peppers are vibrant and sweet when cooked.

Feel free to switch the pepperoni for anything from cooked sausage and crumbled bacon to sliced ham or Canadian bacon. Each will bring its own distinct meaty flavour, turning it into a meat lover's delight.

While hard cheese is a popular choice, you can always experiment with different kinds of cheese. Fresh mozzarella lends a soft and creamy touch to your pizza toast, while goat cheese has a bold, more distinctive flavour.