Mozzarella and tomato toasties

(1 ratings)
Video player
  • Serves: 4

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

  • Costs: Mid-price

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

Mozzarella and tomato toasties make the easiest open pizzas topped with melted cheese, tomatoes and pesto. It's a really quick lunch to make for the kids and it's so easy, they can even you help you make it! All you need is a handful of ingredients, but feel free to mix and match with any leftovers you have in your fridge - in fact, think of them as a pizza. Anything goes!

If you can’t find mozzarella pearls buy a whole ball and cut into small chunks.


  • 1 ready-to-bake ciabatta loaf
  • 4tbsp fresh pesto
  • 125g mozzarella pearls, drained
  • 14-16 cherry tomatoes
  • handful of fresh basil leaves
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil to drizzle over


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C, gas 6. Cook the ciabatta loaf according to packet instructions (8-10 mins). Trim the ends off the bread and cut in half vertically and then horizontally to make 4 pieces, or however many slices you like.
  2. Spread the soft side with pesto. Cut the cheese pearls and cherry tomatoes in half and pop on top of the toasted bread.
  3. Cook under a hot grill for 3-5 mins or until the cheese is melting nicely. Scatter with fresh basil leaves, freshly ground black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

Your rating

Average rating

  • 5
(1 ratings)

Your comments


i love the pesto too, have now made my own pizzas using this recipe!


this is a great posh alternative to the usually mozzarella and tomato pizza, and tastes so much better with the pesto!

comments powered by Disqus

FREE Newsletter