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Mini Pizzas

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Recipe Information

Category: Snacks
# of Servings: 4
Recipe Created By: Kathy Przywara


Mini Pizzas

Ingredients

4 slices safe bread
1 Tbsp margarine (optional)
4 slices safe cheese that will melt
1 lg tomato, thinly sliced
4 slices bacon, cut in half and partially cooked (optional)
to taste Italian herb seasoning or oregano (optional)
to taste salt and pepper

Directions

If using, partially cook the bacon. This can be done in a pan or in the microwave. You want it partially cooked, but not crispy yet.

Preheat oven to 425 °F.

Lightly toast the slices of bread. I lay out the slices on a parchment lined baking sheet and pop them in the oven. Keep a close eye on things - you want them just lightly toasted and not starting to brown. Remove from oven

Spread the edges of the bread slices with the margarine or butter if using. I do about an inch border around. You don't need to butter the center. You can skip this if you don't have a safe spread, but it adds some flavor and crunch to the edges.

Top each slice of bread with a slice of cheese. If it hangs way of the edges, trim to fit. Top with a slice of tomato. Sprinkle on some Italian herb seasoning or oregano and and some salt and pepper. Top with 2 half strips of partially cooked bacon if using.

Pop the tray back into the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and the edges of the bread are browned. This usually takes ~10 minutes, but depending on how warm/cold your toppings were and the size of your bread, it can be more or less.

Remove from oven and let cool a couple of minutes before biting into them! They may not be "real" pizza, but will burn the roof of your mouth just the same!

Notes

This was is a throwback to my childhood. My mom would make us "mini pizzas" as a treat. She always used the broiler, but I usually make mine in the toaster oven when I'm making just a couple for myself for a quick lunch. I just put foil on the rack to catch any drips.

Substitutions

You can use whatever bread is safe for you. I prefer thin slices. There is a great gluten free sourdough bread I buy and slice. I also love my Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread. My mom always used whatever regular sandwich bread she always bought.

If not avoiding milk, you can use butter on the edges.

Use whatever cheese is safe for you as long as it will melt. We always used sliced American cheese. I recently made them with sheep's milk Manchego. If you don't have slices that will melt, you can carefully pile on shredded cheese.

I have not used Daiya cheese in this particular recipe, but based on using it in others, it would work great since it will melt. Daiya is dairy and soy free, but does contain pea protein.

Butter and Margarine: Butter is a dairy product made from cow’s milk. Margarine typically contains milk or soy, but there are milk-free and soy-free versions available.

Gluten: Gluten is a protein found in specific grains (wheat, spelt, kamut, barley, rye). Other grains are naturally gluten-free but may have cross-contact with gluten-containing grains. Look for certified gluten-free products if you need to avoid gluten. Find out more about wheat and gluten substitutions.

Milk and Soy Substitutions: Alternative dairy-free milk beverages and products will work in most recipes. Find out more about milk substitutions and soy substitutions.


 This recipe is free of:
 Milk  Peanut  Egg  Soy  Tree nut
 Gluten  Wheat  Fish  Shellfish  Sesame

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Kathy P - KFA Admin 11/5/2018 2:15:41 PM

Heather - you are correct that some margarines have soy. There are brands that do not. If you need help finding a safe brand, I recommend posting on our Food & Cooking forum - https://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/forum/food_and_cooking

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