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Ultimate Pizza Toastie

Got an empty tummy to fill after school or activities but don’t want to ruin the chances of the evening meal getting eaten? These snacks will help fill the gap. They are fast and simple to create, and will provide a much needed energy boost while still leaving room for dinner.

Ultimate Pizza Toastie

Snacks that won’t ruin dinner Ultimate Pizza Toastie

Recipe and images by Elise Clarkson from Pixels and Sunshine for Families Magazine – Gold Coast

Ultimate Pizza Toastie

Makes one toastie


  • 2 slices of ciabatta bread
  • 1⁄2 tomato sliced
  • 6-8 slices of pepperoni salami
  • A handful of basil leaves
  • Pizza base sauce
  • Stracchino cheese (or cheese of choice for melting)
  • Olive oil


  • Lightly brush the outside of the bread with olive oil
  • Spread the pizza base generously over both slices of bread
  • Layer the tomato, basil, pepperoni and cheese
  • Pop into the sandwich press and toast until cheese has melted and bread is golden brown

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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