Sometimes you want the taste of pizza without going through all the effort of getting a pizza crust ready, crank up the oven, load up the pies and wait for the piping hot pizzas. And sometimes, you have some left-over pizza sauce you need to use up, some veggies about to go bad, and some cooked chicken that you’ll too lazy to make chicken salad from. On those days, using deli-flats and the toaster oven to pull all these ingredients together into mini pizza-type ‘pizzettes’ is the perfect answer to getting a quick pie fix.
Deli-flats (we get the Whole Grain Pepperidge Farm version at our local mart) are 100-calorie flat breads cut in rounds – you can use them for putting together some healthy sandwiches, or use each half of the flats as a base for these pizzettes. The recipe is customizable to whatever odds and ends you have left in your fridge, and any cheese you throw on there will work – just make sure you broil them enough to melt the cheese fully to get a nice pizza taste. They make a great dinner along with some soup, or for a weekend lunch.
THE RECIPE: DELI-FLAT PIZZETTES
- A packet of Deli flats (thin rolls)
- Some pizza-sauce (homemade or store bought)
- Few sliced or chopped vegetables (I like green pepper and onions)
- A bit of cooked chicken breast (roasted will do just fine)
- Mozzarella cheese to top – sliced or shredded (Cheddar or other quick melting will work too)
- Turn toaster oven to broil.
- On each half of the deli flats, spread about a tblsp of pizza sauce
- Layer on a few chopped veggies and chicken; do not overload the toppings, this is after all a mini-pie
- Top with cheese (if using both cheddar and mozzarella, sprinkle cheddar under mozzarella)
- Working in batches (depending on the size of your toaster oven), put in each pizzette in the toaster oven and broil till cheese is melted and bubbling.