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Quick use-up pizza recipe

Time saver - this recipe is a quick and simple way to use up any leftovers. It’s faster and cheaper than a take-away too.

quick use-up pizzaAllergens: contains gluten and milk.

Make this right now, throw onto a halved baguette anything that you’ve got in the fridge to make a wicked 'pizza addict' munchie.

No baguettes? Then try naan bread, half muffins and half bread rolls, tortilla wraps for a thin base or use store cupboard ingredients to make a no yeast pizza base.

Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Cook time: 10 minutes.

Makes 6.


1 baguette, chopped into 3 and then split in half

1 garlic clove, halved

2 tablespoons of olive oil

4 tablespoons of pizza topping or tomato puree

200g any leftover cheese like Edam, gruyere, cheddar, sliced or grated

Pinch of oregano


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C (400F) or gas mark 6.
  2. Rub a halved garlic clove over the split baguette. Drizzle with olive oil. Put onto a baking tray in a hot oven for 5 minutes.
  3. Spread pizza topping thinly over the hot bread.
  4. Top with the cheese and any other topping that you have in the fridge. Bake for a further 5 minutes. Sprinkle with dried oregano and arrange on a serving plate.

Additions to toppings

Any cheese or a mixture, for example goats cheese, blue cheese, gruyere, brie.

Chopped or sliced cold cooked meat such as chicken, turkey, salami, ham, sausage.

Cream cheese, tuna, olives, capers, pesto, chilli, sliced raw vegetables such as courgette, mushrooms, peppers, onion, tomato or chopped roasted vegetables.

The possibilities are endless!