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Poor man's pizza

A quick easy snack, or meal for young kids.

Cut the crusts from your bread.
Flatten with rolling pin or bottle!
Toast ONE side only in grill.

On UNTOASTED side spread with Tomato or BBQ sauce. Add a slice of ham & pineapple, slice of peeled cheese and put under grill until cheese is melted and slighlty brown. Serve!!

You can use any toppings of choice really. This can also double as a quick snack for unexpected guests. It's ready in 5 minutes and my kids LOVED it. It meant they each got exactly the toppings they liked!

Last reply: 16th Sep 2013 / 46 replies / Post by Shay-Dee

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mmcdon

Posted by: mmcdon
Posted: 19th Mar 2010

mmcdon says: A great idea thank's very much. This will be used next time the Grand Kids visit. Reply

zzlgrant

Posted by: zzlgrant
Posted: 29th Mar 2010

zzlgrant says: This is a rubbish idea. It is lazy. Learn how to make pizza dough. It only uses 3 ingredients. Reply

baggage

Posted by: baggage
Posted: 23rd Aug 2010

zzlgrant says: This is a rubbish idea. It is lazy. Learn how to make pizza dough. It only uses 3 ingredients.

baggage says: I must admit I have never heard of such a thing...sounds revolting Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 25th Feb 2012

baggage says: I must admit I have never heard of such a thing...sounds revolting

Captain Slog says: If you want to know what's really REVOLTING its you and your mate "zzlgrant". You're just a pair of mongrels and bullies.
Your ONLY intentions for your comments were to abuse Members and disturb the Peace if this Friendly site.
Both of you have been reported to the Administrators and on behalf of Shay-Dee, and other Fellow Members, I hope neither of you return, UNLESS you Apologise to Shay-Dee and everyone, and at least offer something we can ALL share.
In case you never read my thoughts about you, I HATE SNOBS AND BULLIES!
THINK about it. Reply

JesseKat

Posted by: JesseKat
Posted: 16th Sep 2013

zzlgrant says: This is a rubbish idea. It is lazy. Learn how to make pizza dough. It only uses 3 ingredients.

JesseKat says: GET A LIFE ! ! !

Life is to short to be so mean and nasty.
Not everyone has so much time on their hands. Reply

Shay-Dee

Posted by: Shay-Dee
Posted: 1st Apr 2010

Shay-Dee says: I KNOW how to make pizza dough.
I work and don't always have time to spend an hour prepping and cooking food.

This is supposed to be just a quick snack, not a meal.

And this is a discussion forum, not a room where you come to insult people.
If you have time to make real pizza ... go make it!! Reply

terribrown

Posted by: terribrown
Posted: 15th Jul 2010

Shay-Dee says: I KNOW how to make pizza dough.
I work and don't always have time to spend an hour prepping and cooking food.

This is supposed to be just a quick snack, not a meal.

And this...

terribrown says: I think your idea is great for kids - or anyone really in a rush.
I am sorry that someone has been really rude to you.
Unfortunately it is not a perfect world we live in.
I usually find that with those sorts of comments it is best not to answer back to them.
Keep up the good ideas.
Terri Reply

Mmm...coffee

Posted by: Mmm...coffee
Posted: 1st Aug 2010

terribrown says: I think your idea is great for kids - or anyone really in a rush.
I am sorry that someone has been really rude to you.
Unfortunately it is not a perfect world we live in.
I usually...

Mmm...coffee says: Agreed! :) Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 26th Feb 2012

terribrown says: I think your idea is great for kids - or anyone really in a rush.
I am sorry that someone has been really rude to you.
Unfortunately it is not a perfect world we live in.
I usually...

Captain Slog says: Hi Terri,
Your heart's in the right place. Good on you!
Shay-Dee's recipe for such a lovely, simple snack was great.
He/She didn't deserve to be bullied by those two bullies, and WE don't deserve to be, either, should the BAGGAGE and his/her mate return for another go.
I look forward to reading other reader's ideas, too. They're really good.
"Bon Appetite!" Pass the Tuimato Sauce? Ta! Reply

GoBears

Posted by: GoBears
Posted: 5th Apr 2010

GoBears says: I think it's a great idea! Simple, cheap, fast and can definitely see it a hit with kids. Nice one Shay-Dee!

Oh I got another treat that's easy to prepare. Homemade nachos in minutes. :)
Preheat the oven to 180C. Lightly grease an oven pan. Grab a 200g pack of corn chips (plain preferably) and sprinkle all or as much as you want. Coat the corn chips with a layer of salsa (mild, med or hot) and a layer of Mozzarella cheese (or cheddar). Put in oven for about 10 minutes, maybe less (corn chips toast and burn very easily). Take out of oven, add guacamole if you wish and enjoy! A snack for a group in less than 15 minutes. :) Reply

Shay-Dee

Posted by: Shay-Dee
Posted: 5th Apr 2010

GoBears says: I think it's a great idea! Simple, cheap, fast and can definitely see it a hit with kids. Nice one Shay-Dee!

Oh I got another treat that's easy to prepare. Homemade nachos in minutes....

Shay-Dee says: I totally agree, this one's an even easier & quick snack/meal.

My partner and I have this quite often when we have had a big day at work and are too buggered to cook when we get home Lol :) Reply

hellron

Posted by: hellron
Posted: 14th May 2010

GoBears says: I think it's a great idea! Simple, cheap, fast and can definitely see it a hit with kids. Nice one Shay-Dee!

Oh I got another treat that's easy to prepare. Homemade nachos in minutes....

hellron says: Thank you for the ideas. I used to do this type of thing and then I stopped. Sound great. Do you add mince to your Salsa? Reply

GoBears

Posted by: GoBears
Posted: 26th Feb 2012

hellron says: Thank you for the ideas. I used to do this type of thing and then I stopped. Sound great. Do you add mince to your Salsa?

GoBears says: Hi hellron. I don't usually use mince, but if it's on hand...why not? Makes for a more hearty snack :) Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 26th Feb 2012

GoBears says: I think it's a great idea! Simple, cheap, fast and can definitely see it a hit with kids. Nice one Shay-Dee!

Oh I got another treat that's easy to prepare. Homemade nachos in minutes....

Captain Slog says: Brilliant Idea, Go Bears!
Here's little hint that may help you to save power.
When you put your Oven Pan in the oven, turn the heat off and just use the residual heat. Its only going to be in there for, as you said, ten minutes, so, the fierce heat should do the job nicely.
By the way, it sounds really delicious. If try it, I'll use my Toaster Oven. What do you think? It shopuld work in that. Surely?
Happy Cooking. Reply

GoBears

Posted by: GoBears
Posted: 26th Feb 2012

Captain Slog says: Brilliant Idea, Go Bears!
Here's little hint that may help you to save power.
When you put your Oven Pan in the oven, turn the heat off and just use the residual heat. Its only going...

GoBears says: Hi CaptainSlog. Great suggestion about using residual heat, especially will the power companies jacking up prices, cheers! The toaster oven would be just as effective, hope it all worked nicely. :) Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 26th Feb 2012

GoBears says: Hi CaptainSlog. Great suggestion about using residual heat, especially will the power companies jacking up prices, cheers! The toaster oven would be just as effective, hope it all worked nicely. :)

Captain Slog says: Good on ya, mate! Only too pleased to help.
Yes, I agree about the cost of Power. Its bloody rude!
I'd appreciate any other hints your have to offer, too.
Take good care. Reply

Brijewina

Posted by: Brijewina
Posted: 24th Nov 2012

GoBears says: I think it's a great idea! Simple, cheap, fast and can definitely see it a hit with kids. Nice one Shay-Dee!

Oh I got another treat that's easy to prepare. Homemade nachos in minutes....

Brijewina says: Firstly, agree and support all the comments you needed to make in your defence. This is a snack idea and was obviously only intended as that, obviously proper pizza dough might taste better or be more filling but then also takes longer to prepare, so not necessarily about being lazy, more about lack of time from what I could tell.
Anyway, wanted to add that when doinjg the above idea for nachos sprinkle some kidney beans (tinned, rinsed) for protein to make healthier, and then while cooking in oven quickly chop up some salad of choice, lettuce, cucumber, fresh tomato etc, then can put this over the top once cooked. Really tasty this way, healthier and more satisfying, plus the freshness of the salad added really balances everything out and is also more sustaining. Give it a go! Enjoy!!
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GoBears

Posted by: GoBears
Posted: 24th Nov 2012

Brijewina says: Firstly, agree and support all the comments you needed to make in your defence. This is a snack idea and was obviously only intended as that, obviously proper pizza dough might taste better or be...

GoBears says: Love your ingenuity...especially adding the kidney beans, great idea...both healthy and nutritious. Definitely creative, quick and easy. Reply

Brijewina

Posted by: Brijewina
Posted: 24th Nov 2012

GoBears says: Love your ingenuity...especially adding the kidney beans, great idea...both healthy and nutritious. Definitely creative, quick and easy.

Brijewina says: Thanks,
It's nice to have something you say be acknowledged and appreciated. Happy to be of help. I'm vegetarian so the idea of adding kidney beans came from that plus wanting it to be more filling, and when you add the salad on top it makes for quite a balanced meal, plus simple and quick to put together.
Thanks GoBears Reply

sherry007

Posted by: sherry007
Posted: 5th May 2010

sherry007 says: quick way is to use french sticks and use what ever fill you like then under griller they are easy to handle even for kids Reply

Shay-Dee

Posted by: Shay-Dee
Posted: 5th May 2010

sherry007 says: quick way is to use french sticks and use what ever fill you like then under griller they are easy to handle even for kids

Shay-Dee says: That's a great idea. Pizza Subs ... Yummy!!! Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 14th Sep 2011

sherry007 says: quick way is to use french sticks and use what ever fill you like then under griller they are easy to handle even for kids

says: yeah ill say Reply

isaacsmum

Posted by: isaacsmum
Posted: 12th May 2010

isaacsmum says: You can also try using lebanese bread as the pizza base - handy and inexpensive. Reply

HeyYou

Posted by: HeyYou
Posted: 13th May 2010

HeyYou says: I use pita bread if I dont have the 1 1/2 hours I need for true pizza dough. But I have alos used English muffins, cut in half. They are also great for kids parties as the size is just right for little hands. Reply

Mandy

Posted by: Mandy
Posted: 26th May 2010

Mandy says: Although convenient, it does sound too good eating squashed up bread with toppings. I would much prefer a toasted sandwich or a 'pizza' made with pita bread. Reply

Fireflyz

Posted by: Fireflyz
Posted: 1st Jul 2010

Fireflyz says: We do this regularly and the kids love it, but we don't cut the crusts off. We usually put the bread under the grill and lightly toast on one side first, then flip them over and add the toppings and grill. Our kids don't like pizza base all that much, so they are happy to eat it when it's served on bread. We often just do sauce cheese and olives as we all like that. Reply

Mmm...coffee

Posted by: Mmm...coffee
Posted: 1st Aug 2010

Mmm...coffee says: As a base, I often use pita bread...quick & DELICIOUS!! ;)
I always keep some in the freezer so it is on hand for a yummy, fast meal! Reply

Buck

Posted by: Buck
Posted: 29th Nov 2010

Buck says: I have tryed this it is good Reply

Loopie

Posted by: Loopie
Posted: 18th Dec 2010

Loopie says: Not a new idea, you can put your pizza toppings straight on toast, with some grated cheese on top and put it under the griller. A great idea when looking for something different for lunch, and the kids love them. Reply

LivRas

Posted by: LivRas
Posted: 4th Jan 2011

LivRas says: Mmmmm. I think if you put melted cheese. ham and pineapple on anything you will find me licking my lips :) Reply

shorty

Posted by: shorty
Posted: 8th Feb 2011

shorty says: i also use this idea for putting garlic butter on to make for a nibble with homemade pizzas yummy Reply

Kiwi chick

Posted by: Kiwi chick
Posted: 8th Feb 2011

Kiwi chick says: I used to do something similar but didn't flatten the bread. Great idea.

Another topping - tuna, mayonnaise and grated cheese.

Grated cheese, beaten egg and whatever else you fancy!
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Kiwi chick

Posted by: Kiwi chick
Posted: 8th Feb 2011

Kiwi chick says: Another idea is to almost slice through lengthwise a Polonie or other precooked sausage so it is butterflied and then to spread some sauce along the length top with grated cheese and grill Reply

bydesign

Posted by: bydesign
Posted: 23rd Feb 2011

bydesign says: My Miss 2yo loves some pasta with a chopped avocado & some grape tomatoes (I cut them in half so they don't squirt all over the place when she bites into them), she'll tear her own fresh basil and loves to squeeze a bit of lemon over the top. 10mins tops!

I think if you let kids help out or do a little thing (like just tearing the basil or squeezing the lemon) they're more interested and more likely to eat it because they've contributed. Like your pizza, its simple (I buy packaged pasta), its clean & its healthy - nothing wrong with that! Reply

Jill

Posted by: Jill
Posted: 29th Apr 2011

Jill says: how easy for kids to do their own Reply

shapaka

Posted by: shapaka
Posted: 4th May 2011

shapaka says: great idea. i have two young boys and sometimes run out of ideas with quick snacks, especially after school. melted cheese in the grill always works a treat with the kids, will definately try this style with bread. Reply

Janmg

Posted by: Janmg
Posted: 18th Aug 2011

Janmg says: Another good one is pitta breads! You can cut them in half if you are feeling really tight, but mine love pitta pizzas with any type of topping. We do ketchup with herbs and black pepper and then whatever is in the fridge - ham, salami, capsicum and then cheese xx Yum x
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Janmg

Posted by: Janmg
Posted: 18th Aug 2011

Janmg says: Another good one is pitta breads! You can cut them in half if you are feeling really tight, but mine love pitta pizzas with any type of topping. We do ketchup with herbs and black pepper and then whatever is in the fridge - ham, salami, capsicum and then cheese xx Yum x
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Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 14th Sep 2011

says: thats true Reply

medu

Posted by: medu
Posted: 6th Oct 2011

medu says: Aww you guys are making me hungry.I love capsicum to for me loads od it with olives.I make spaghetti like this on toast and its yum.Mushrooms are good too i have them in my freezer like for ever.
Not sure about the egg part though.I don't think i can handler that.But i have added omelet on pizza before its yummy Reply

Dom

Posted by: Dom
Posted: 27th Oct 2011

Dom says: wow it sounds quite good, its nice that its cheap and easy. think im gonna give it ago
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trix56

Posted by: trix56
Posted: 22nd Nov 2011

trix56 says: I did this when I worked in a country pub for Friday night snacks. Seriously appreciated. Also when ingredients were scarce simply toasted 1 side, genoursly sprinkled other side with parmesan and grilled. Another winner. Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 22nd Feb 2012

Captain Slog says: Hi Shay-Dee,
I am here in your Defence, along with a few others. I think your idea is BRILLIANT. Its good to know not everyone is a FOOD SNOB!! I hate snobs and I just LOVE giving them hell. They're just so damned pretentious, aren't they?

Here's a good one for you! Not so much a Pizza, but a Toastie or two. These should really hack them off, aye? I hope you have a Toaster Oven.
Butter two slices of Bread. I prefer wholemeal.
Arrange some slices of Onion on each slice, and add some slices of Tomato. dust with a little MASTERFOODS Italian Herbs, a little salt and Black Pepper.
Cut two slices of EDAM Cheese off your 1kg Block of Mainland, Rolling Meadow, Budget, or whatever brand, and arrange on top of the slices.
Place under the grill and Toast until; nice and golden.
Enjoy with a little Tomato Sauce.
Dessert? Try this!
Butter two slices of Bread (Spicey Fruit Loaf if possible)
Peel, half and slice one Banana and arrange slices on bread.
Dust with a little Raw Sugar or Castor, and a little Cinnamon or Nutmeg.
Cover with two slices of cheese and grill until golden. Serve with Ice Cream or Whipped Cream.
Savoury version?
Use Wholemeal or White Bread.
Put slices of HAM on top of the Banana before adding the cheese.
YUMMM!
There's more, but I'll tell you all later.
Enjoy! Oh, and Please let me know what you think of them? Ta! The Food snobs can just simply get stuffed, unless they did it literally by actually trying it themselves and enjoyed it.
NOTE to Food Snobs!
NOT everyone knows how to cook, and from what I've seen here, there are Good Honest People here who just want to learn, or get a few pointers from friendly people who also enjoy Good Honest Tucker. Sure they may have an idea like "Poor Man's Pizza." So what you don't like it? Have you actually TRIED it? Its simple! Its Honest! Its TASTY I'm going to try it myself!
THANKS Shay-Dee! Nothing SHADY about that!

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Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 24th Feb 2012

Captain Slog says: Geez, folks, this really IS a great column! The only things that spoilt it were those two snobs, zzrigrant and baggage. BASTARDS!! (Sorry Ladies!) Who do they think they are?
I really loved some of your suggestions and would be Honoured to try them myself. I have a few ideas of my own, but, right now I don't want to hog the column.
Keep up the good work, look after each other (GIVE THE SNOBS HELL!) and I really look forward to reading more here.
Yes, my mouth was watering! I haven't had Lunch yet! By the way, I'm having my Spaghetti Bolognaise for Dinner tonight. I'd love to read your versions, and swap you a few simple versions of my own, if anyone's interested. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 24th Oct 2012

says: You can buy a pizza from dominoes for $6 once you buy all those ingredients your probably paying more. Reply

purplediva

Posted by: purplediva
Posted: 10th Aug 2013

purplediva says: Thats an awesome idea Reply

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