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Today I am sharing an easy snack or even dinner idea and a fun party pleaser dish with you: Easy Pizza Pav!!

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These Easy Pizza Pavs/Pizza Sliders are fun to make; you will have no problem feeding your hungry kids after school in a jiffy, pairing it with a light soup to make a complete dinner or even serving it at a party!!  With layers of gooey mozzarella cheese, pizza fillings like onions, mushrooms, bell pepper or capsicum and spices like oregano, Italian seasoning, crushed chilli pepper and lots of garlic, it is sure to satisfy all the pizza lovers out there without slaving over a hot stove or oven to make pizzas!!

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I have always wanted to make a pizza burger after seeing all the Dominos ads out there and I decided to try it out with our humble pav bun (Indian dinner bread rolls) which is easily available.  Pav buns were originally bought by me to make vada pav but with my pizza fetish, pizza pav it was!! It is so easy to put together, even your kids can fix it with a little help!!

The first time I ate pizza was during my first trip to a Pizza Hut in US in the 80s.  It was the first restaurant I had visited and fell in love with this Italian gift to the world and it has been raining pizzas in my house at least once a week, either homemade or take out.  Pizza Pav is one such take on pizza!! Feel free to change the toppings to suit your taste. You can either make the filling like I make them on the stovetop or just layer the vegetables, cheese and pizza sauce or even ketchup to make this instant easy Pizza pav!

Just pull apart the pav buns and gooey, spicy easy pizza pavs are ready to dig into!!!

It involves 4 quick steps:

Making the filling, layering the toppings on the pav, brushing the top with the butter mixture and then baking.

Let us make the filling:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Centigrade,.
  • Gather the ingredients for the filling.

pizza filling ingredients

  • In a saucepan, heat the oil and add the onions, garlic and green chillies.

onions and green chillies

  • Sauté on medium heat till the onions are soft and the the garlic has sauted well to remove the raw smell.
  • Add the chopped mushrooms with a little salt and sauté for a few more seconds.

added mushrooms 1

  • Stir in the bell pepper, chilli flakes, oregano and Italian seasoning and mix well. Fry for a few seconds more on medium heat.

added bell pepper

  • Add the tomatoes, salt to taste and a pinch of sugar and cook on medium for about 1 to 2 minutes or till the tomatoes are soft and the flavors have blended well.

added tomatoes

  • Remove from heat and keep aside to cool a bit.

Now to assemble the pizza pavs:

assembling pavs

  • Cut the pav rolls in half.  Layer the bottom half of the rolls on a greased or foil-lined baking pan.

bottom pav

  • Start layering the pavs; first a layer of mozzarella slices,

first layer of cheese

  • then the vegetable toppings,

layered veg filling

  • then another layer of mozzarella slices.

top layer of cheese

  • Top these with the top part of the pav rolls.

top pav layer

  • Melt butter in a microwave or stove top and brush the tops of the pavs with them.
  • Sprinkle the oregano, garlic powder and chilli flakes over it.

coating of butter1

  • Cover loosely with aluminium foil.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Centigrade for about 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Check to see if the cheese has melted, if not, bake for a few more minutes.
  • Remove from oven, pull apart the pavs and enjoy this easy twist on pizza!!

Easy Pizza Pav/Pizza Slider
Pizza pavs are a fun twist on pizza using pav buns and a pizza filling!! Easy to make, it is a great quick snack for kids and adults alike as well as a great party menu idea!!
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894 calories
60 g
151 g
68 g
19 g
36 g
674 g
851 g
22 g
2 g
27 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
674g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 894
Calories from Fat 595
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 68g
104%
Saturated Fat 36g
181%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 151mg
50%
Sodium 851mg
35%
Total Carbohydrates 60g
20%
Dietary Fiber 10g
41%
Sugars 22g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A
138%
Vitamin C
608%
Calcium
42%
Iron
31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 packet Pav buns (mine had about 6 pavs)
!For the pizza filling
  1. 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  2. ¼ cup capsicum or bell pepper, finely chopped
  3. ¼ cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  4. 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  5. 2 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
  6. 2 to 3 green chillies, finely chopped
  7. 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  8. ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  9. 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
  10. 2 teaspoons oil ( preferably olive oil)
  11. Few slices of mozzarella cheese or 1 to 1 ½ cups grated mozzarella
!For the butter topping
  1. ¼ cup salted butter, melted
  2. ½ teaspoon garlic powder or grated garlic (optional)
  3. ½ to 1 teaspoon oregano
  4. ¼ teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)
!It involves 4 quick steps
  1. Making the filling, layering the toppings on the pav, brushing the top with the butter mixture and then baking.
!Let us make the filling
  1. In a saucepan, heat the oil and add the onions, garlic and green chillies.
  2. Sauté on medium heat till the onions are soft and the the garlic has sauted well to remove the raw smell.
  3. Add the chopped mushrooms with a little salt and sauté for a few more seconds.
  4. Stir in the bell pepper, chilli flakes, oregano and Italian seasoning and mix well. Fry for a few seconds more on medium heat.
  5. Add the tomatoes, salt to taste and a pinch of sugar and cook on medium for about 1 to 2 minutes or till the tomatoes are soft and the flavors have blended well.
  6. Remove from heat and keep aside to cool a bit.
!Now to assemble the pizza pavs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Centigrade.
  2. Cut the pav rolls in half. Layer the bottom half of the rolls on a greased baking pan.
  3. Start layering the pavs; first a layer of mozzarella slices, then the vegetable toppings, then another layer of mozzarella slices.
  4. Top these with the top part of the pav rolls.
  5. Melt butter in a microwave or stove top and brush the tops of the pavs with them.
  6. Sprinkle the oregano, garlic powder and chilli flakes over it.
  7. Cover loosely with foil.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Centigrade for about 10 minutes, remove the foil and bake another 10 minutes.
  9. Check to see if the cheese has melted, if not, bake for a few more minutes.
  10. Pull apart the pavs and enjoy this easy twist on pizza.
Notes
  1. The filling can be made ahead of time and the pizza pavs assembled just before baking and serving.
  2. You can either use mozzarella slices or grated and if you do not have mozzarella cheese, use any cheese you like.
  3. For a quicker method, just layer readymade or homemade pizza sauce over the pavs, and top with fresh cut vegetables instead of making the filling ahead. Rest of the recipe is the same.
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calories
894
fat
68g
protein
19g
carbs
60g
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Note:

  1. The filling can be made ahead of time and the pizza pavs assembled just before baking and serving.
  2. You can either use mozzarella slices or grated and if you do not have mozzarella cheese, use any cheese you like.
  3. For a quicker method, just layer readymade or homemade pizza sauce (even ketchup for people who prefer it over pizza sauce) over the pavs, and top with fresh cut vegetables instead of making the filling ahead. Rest of the recipe is the same.

 

 

2 comments

  1. Kalyani says:

    hi Vanitha ! lovely to have ur entry to #monsoonMojo 2 .. look forward to more 🙂

    Nice name for a blog, and keep inspiring us with ur delicious recipes – the Pizza pav looks very very inviting 🙂 Thanks !

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