Baguette pizza melts recipe

Baguette pizza melts recipe

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Serve up an easy take on a pizza for a family lunch or TV snack with these baguette melts. Fluffy white baguettes make the perfect base for classic pizza toppings - these are loaded up with a simple tomato and basil sauce, melted mozzarella, pepper, onion and spicy chorizo, but you could add your favourite pizza toppings as you like. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 344 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette
  • 4 tbsp tomato purée
  • 180g passata
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped basil, plus extra leaves to serve
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 80g chorizo slices, chopped
  • 150g pack mozzarella, drained and sliced

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    1445kj
    344kcal
    17%
  • Fat

    14g 20%
  • Saturates

    7g 36%
  • Sugars

    10g 11%
  • Salt

    1.7g 28%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 35.8g Protein 17.2g Fibre 4g

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Cut the baguette into 4, then split each piece lengthways to create 8 halves. Place on 2 baking trays.
  2. Mix together the tomato purée, passata, garlic and chopped basil until well combined, then spread some over each baguette half.
  3. Top with the onion, pepper, chorizo and mozzarella, dividing them equally across the baguettes. Bake for 12 mins or until the mozzarella has melted and is just turning golden. Season with black pepper and scatter with a few basil leaves to serve.

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