Crusty Bread Pizza

Easy as pie. Prepare your own homegrown South African pizza using only 5 ingredients.



  • breadboard
  • bread knife
  • baking sheet
  • pastry brush
  • knife
  • grater
  • oven gloves


  • 1 medium size french loaf or ciabatta
  • olive oil
  • Ina Paarman’s Garlic & Herb Seasoning
  • Ina Paarman’s Roasted Red Pepper Pesto or Sun-dried Tomato Pesto
  • 1 cup (250 ml) grated cheese like Mozzarella, cheddar or a mixture of both

Adjust the oven rack one slot above the middle and preheat the oven to 200°C.

Slice the bread in half, lengthways. Place on a baking sheet. Drizzle and brush cut sides with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with Garlic & Herb Seasoning.

Bake in the oven for 7 minutes. Remove baking sheet from the oven and spread cut sides generously with the Pesto of your choice. Top with cheese.

Return to the oven and cook for a final 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling.


Add sliced cooked chicken, sliced ham, slices of salami or tomato before topping the pizzas with cheese.

Cut into smaller serving portions.

Ina's Tip

This is so delicious you really do not need any extras. Try it!

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