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How To Make Easy Pizza Squares

Updated on March 2, 2012
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Easy Pizza Squares Anyone?

I love pizza. Every bite of the hot and cheesy goodness of this sumptuous Italian dish is heaven in my mouth. The burst of flavor that comes from the fusion of gooey quick melt cheese, the smokiness of cold cuts and juicy taste of freshly cut veggies is just so awesome. However, I cannot eat pizza every day. A slice of pizza is laden with unwanted fat and excess calories. But what I don’t really like about pizza is its price. Thus, I decided to make my own using ingredients that are easy on the budget yet equally delightful.

In creating an easy-on-pocket pizza square, here are the ingredients:

  • 12-15 slices of Loaf Bread

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  • Tomato Sauce/Pizza Sauce

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  • 3 Slices of Spiced Ham (cut in mini squares)

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  • Button Mushrooms (in can, sliced in half)

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  • Pineapple Chunks (fresh or in can)

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  • 175 grams of Soft Cheese (quick melt variant would be better)

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Optional Ingredients

  • White Onion Rings
  • Green Bell Pepper

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Pre-cooking Steps:

  • Wash your hands.
  • Wear disposable hand gloves (optional).
  • Wash the ingredients like the bell pepper and onions.
  • Preheat over up to 300-350 degrees Fahrenheit

Materials Needed:

  • Oven
  • Spoon
  • Spatula
  • Plates
  • Serving Plates
  • Hand Gloves

Step by Step Cooking

Step One. Prepare the bread loaf slices and place them on a clean plate. Get all the ingredients you need in separate bowls.

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Step Two. Assemble your pizza squares by putting a generous amount of tomato sauce/pizza sauce first. Scoop a teaspoon of sauce and spread it on top of your bread loaf slices

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Step Three. Add a heaping amount of grated soft cheese, sliced mushrooms, ham and pineapple. You may also put slices of green bell pepper and onion rings. Then, top it again with a little grated cheese on top.

Step Four. Put the pizza squares inside the preheated oven and cook it for 3-5 minutes. Once the pizza squares are cooked, take it out of the oven using a spatula and place it on a serving plate.

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Pizza Squares are ideal for various occasions like:

  • Children’s Party – Kids would love snacks like this. Just remember not to add ingredients like onions and peppers so they can eat it. Kids are very picky when it comes to food.
  • Family Picnic – Pizza squares are easy to prepare. Families can bring this on picnics and other outdoor bonding activities.
  • House Party with Friends – House parties are served with some cocktail drinks and finger food. Pizza squares can be part of your menu.
  • Movie Marathon – Pizza is a favorite movie marathon snacks. Why order, wait and spend much on commercial pizzas if you can make your own, right? Not to mention, pizza making can be considered as a marvelous bonding activity.

Additional Tips

  • If you don’t want to use loaf bread slices, you can also use other kinds of bread like pocachia, baguette, ciabatta, English muffin or mini pizza dough that are available in supermarkets and groceries.
  • If you don’t like ham, you can also use other cold cuts likes bacon, hotdog, salami, pepperoni and sausages.
  • If you don’t like onions and bell peppers, you can take it out of your list. You may also add other pizza ingredients like tomato slices, olives and others.
  • You can use cheeses like mozzarella, cheddar or any kinds of soft cheeses that are intended for pizza.
  • You may also create different variants of pizza squares like seafood, vegetarian, meat-lovers and Hawaiian. It really depends on your taste.

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    • rob_allen profile imageAUTHOR

      rob_allen 

      8 years ago from MNL, PH

      @jojokaya- thank you jojokaya. I haven't tried English muffin pizza yet but I will definitely give it a shot. English muffin is great even without toppings or spread :)

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      jojokaya 

      8 years ago from USA

      Great pizza! I love English muffin pizza,,

    • rob_allen profile imageAUTHOR

      rob_allen 

      8 years ago from MNL, PH

      Hey mcals71! thank you. hope you enjoy your budget pizza! :)

    • rob_allen profile imageAUTHOR

      rob_allen 

      8 years ago from MNL, PH

      hi suzzycue- thank you. Oh yes,I really have to show great pictures because I want to entice you all :)

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      mcals71 

      8 years ago

      You just reminded me it's lunch time. Guess I'll make myself one or two... Yum! Beautiful pictures, by the way.

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      Susan Britton 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great hub on budget pizza making. I am also a big pizza lover! Your photos were great.

    • rob_allen profile imageAUTHOR

      rob_allen 

      8 years ago from MNL, PH

      hey @thesingernurse.True, this is perfect for those who are on a tight budget!Thanks for dropping by! :)

    • rob_allen profile imageAUTHOR

      rob_allen 

      8 years ago from MNL, PH

      @hoteltravel - i think it is about the heat. the traditional pizza base and the loaf bread slices may vary in heat requirement. Well, i guess maybe its all about the oven temperature. BTW, thank you for reading and dropping by! :)

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      Tina Siuagan 

      8 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      I love pizza too! And this one is a very good alternative. Perfect for those who want to relish pizza goodness while on a tight budget.

      Voted up for this gastronomic hub. :) Thank you for sharing! :D

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      hoteltravel 

      8 years ago from Thailand

      This is a great idea. I tried it a few times when I ran out of pizza base, but never came out well. Either the bread slices got soggy or they turned too crisp. This never happens when I am using pizza base. Wonder where I went wrong.

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