This pizza toast recipe is a great lunch recipe to pair with a green side salad or to swap in place of pizza as a healthier alternative.
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I first came across this recipe concept on tiktok, where Hailey Bieber posted her pizza toast recipe video. The order of layers are different to what you’d expect on a pizza which interested me. She toasts the bread in oil and places the cheese onto the toast first, then adding tomato, marinara and parmesan to top.
She also used truffle oil and burrata which looked delicious, but I knew I could make some budget swaps to make this recipe more accessible and affordable whilst still being super tasty.
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These tomatoes have the best structure for the pizza toast. They’re juicy, but have more of a fleshy inside that means your toast won’t be soggy. So fresh and delicious.
For our marinara, paired with oregano for delicious pizza vibes.
Mozzarella and Parmesan
I use low fat mozzarella, patted dry to reduce excess moisture. This is cheaper than low moisture mozzarella and of course a lot cheaper than burrata. Parmesans makes for the crispy topping and rich cheesy flavours!
I love the texture and chew of sourdough, which is strong enough to hold all of the toppings we layer on top of it.
See the recipe card for full information on all ingredients and quantities.
Preheat the oven to180°C fan
3. Then add the sourdough into a frying pan on a medium heat with a little drizzle of oil. Whilst the toast is frying, rub the garlic clove on the side facing up to infuse into the bread. Fry in batches of 2 (Image 3).
4. Fry each side for around 2 minutes, or until golden. Then place on a baking tray (Image 4).
5. With a paper towel, pat the slices of mozzarella to remove any excess moisture before placing onto the toast. Then add a layer of basil and beef tomatoes then add a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, season with salt and pop in the oven for 15 minutes (Image 5).
6. Remove from the oven and add a layer of passata (around 2 tbsp per slice of toast), grated parmesan and a sprinkle of oregano. Pop back in the oven for 5 minutes (Image 6).
Serve straight from the oven, allow to cool for a couple of minutes before adding fresh basil garnish and enjoy!
Here are some salads to enjoy with you pizza toast : Budget Green Goddess Salad, Halloumi Caesar Salad and Tricolore Salad
You could prepare the ingredients ahead of time to save some time, if you’re in a rush and then can make in your lunch break. I’d definitely cook the toast when you’re ready to eat though as you want both cheeses to be melted and for the tomato to be freshly cooked.
This pizza toast recipe is definitely a healthy substitute for a pizza. The portion size is small, so it pairs perfectly with a side of greens, which would add nutrients and make this meal nutritionally balanced.
I love the sourdough for this recipe, but you can experiment with different types of bread, such as panini or ciabatta, to add variety to your pizza toast. See this bruscetta recipe, using a French stick, for inspiration.
If you tried this Pizza Toast (Hailey Bieber’s Tiktok Inspired Recipe), it would be mean so much to me if you could leave a review & a star rating to let me know how you found it! I love hearing about your experiences – it motivates me to keep creating more and more recipes for you guys 💛 Let’s get cooking! – Mimi x
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