Faster than the Drive-Thru: 10-Minute Dinner Idea

Yes, I know this is a speech therapy blog.

Yes, I know this is not a food blog.

But I consider this to be a life blog. A blog that bridges the gap between the speech therapist’s office and the home.

And that home requires dinner.


So today I have an easy non-recipe (because that’s how simple it is!) that will have dinner on the table in 10 minutes start to finish.

I can’t even get to Chik-Fil-A and back in 10 minutes.

For these Margherita Pizzas, you’ll need:

  • french bread, sliced
  • pizza sauce (canned, homemade, doesn’t matter)- I used an 8oz can of tomato sauce with italian seasonings added
  • mozzarella cheese
  • fresh slices of tomato
  • fresh basil (but really dried basil or even italian seasonings will work)
  • parmesan cheese and olive oil
  1. Turn your oven to the high broiler setting.
  2. Place your french bread on a greased baking sheet and drizzle olive oil on the bread.
  3. Put sauce and cheese on the french bread.
  4. Broil for 2 minutes.
  5. Once removed from the oven, place your fresh tomatoes and basil (or other herbs) on the pizza.
  6. Broil once more for 2-3 minutes until the tomato skin starts to look Trgrilled.
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle parmesan cheese and pepper to taste.

That’s it, guys. There’s nothing else to do but plate and serve. Maybe make a green salad to go with it (and by “make” I mean shake some out of a bag and put dressing on it).

So the next time you’re in a pinch, don’t run through the drive-thru! Trust me, this is even faster and you get a totally homemade dinner!

What are your go-to fast dinner ideas?