We’ve been a bit disconnected as a family recently, so I thought a fun pizza making night was in order – and it was indeed a lot of fun! Hubby bought a pack of pizza dough, thinking it would be enough for all three of us. It wasn’t! He didn’t fancy having to go to the huge supermarket, so I suggested he pop to the local shop and pick up a ciabatta or similar type of loaf, and we could make pizza on that too. And that’s how this ciabatta pizza was born! So if you can’t make your own dough, and the shops don’t stock any, get yourself a ciabatta (a baguette works well too!) and top with your favourite toppings for a quick and easy pizza.
This isn’t a recipe per se, rather, an assembly job. The toppings and combinations for pizza are endless, and we all have our personal favourites. I prepped all of the toppings in advance, so that everything was ready for when home from work/college. I have been taking steps to make meal prep part of my routine, to help me track of my calories, and ultimately, for some weight loss. You wouldn’t think that pizza was one of those foods with that goal in mind, but I counted the calories of what I personally ate, and it was within my daily allowance. I haven’t provided calories for this particular recipe, as it will vary on the type of cheese you use, the amount of ciabatta, and the other toppings you have.
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- ciabatta loaf, halved lengthways
- Dolmio Original Bolognese Sauce
- your choice of grated cheese(s) e.g., mozzarella, Cheddar, parmesan,
- your choice of sliced meats - pepperoni, ham, sausage, prosciutto, chicken
- your choice of sliced vegetables - mushrooms, onions, peppers, olives, tomatoes
- or basically your favourite pizza toppings!
- Spread some of the sauce across the ciabatta (cut side up), making sure you cover to the edges.
- Add a thin layer of cheese, then add your toppings.
- Add another thin layer of cheese and place in a hot oven (200-230C / Gas 7 or 8) for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden.
- Cut into pieces, and enjoy!
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