Mini Bread Pizza

Servings: 2  Time to make: 15 – 20 minutes

A note from Jake:  this is a super easy and fun recipe to do with a group or with your kids. Our son August likes to put his own together so he gets exactly what he wants. Can be made in a toaster oven for an even faster turn around. 

Here’s a tip! Great with a glass of Chianti or Barbera, two light Italian reds with good acidity and balance.


Here’s what you need to make the pizzas:

  • 2 Herb and Olive Oil Kim and Jake's bun split in half and lightly toasted or roasted with olive oil in a pan

  • Kim and Jake’s red sauce (recipe to follow)

  • Your favorite toppings


To make the sauce:

  • 1 quart crushed tomatoes

  • 2 cloves of peeled garlic, crushed with your palm

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme


Here’s how to get it done:

  1. Preheat your toaster oven or regular oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a 2 quart sauce pan.

  3. When the oil is hot but not smoking add garlic, rosemary, and thyme (sprigs and all)

  4. Allow to heat and fry for two minutes spooning oil over the trio

  5. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 3-4 minutes, then remove trio and discard.

  6. Put pot back on heat and add crushed tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and bring up to a simmer, stirring occasionally. (after 5 minutes remove from heat)

  7. While sauce is heating prepare you chosen ingredients, cutting and cleaning as needed.

  8. Place open faced buns onto a pan lined with aluminum foil and apply a big spoonful of sauce to each, spread with cheese and toppings and bake preheated oven for 7 – 10 minutes.