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Sardines Pizza on Pan de Sal

This Sardines Pizza on Pan de Sal was an idea that came to me when I was trying to make pizza with bread. We had a large supply of Pan de Sal (the Filipino bread bun). Sardines in cans are always a staple in most Filipino pantries. This time instead of serving sardines on rice, I put savory pieces on individual bread buns, topped with cheese and other flavorful ingredients. This is an AsianInAmericamag recipe. Serves 2.
*I shared how to bake homemade Pan de Sal in a previous blog post.
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Merienda, Snacks
Cuisine: American, Asian, Filipino
Keyword: Sardines Pizza Pan de Sal
Servings: 2 people
Author: Asian in America -Elizabeth Ann Quirino


  • 4 large Pan de Sal bread buns (Filipino buns) about 2 to 3 inches in length; or use hamburger rolls, hoagie breads
  • 2 to 3 cans (each 4.3 oz./125 g. per can) Spanish sardines each can has about 3 pieces Sardines in tomato sauce
  • 1 whole medium-sized red or green bell pepper sliced thin, seeded
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup pitted green olives


  • Slice open in half the pan de sal buns. In a toaster oven, pre-toast the buns in 325 F temperature for about 2 minutes till crisp. Do not let the buns burn.
  • Remove bread buns from the toaster oven. Spread the tomato sauce from the sardines. Place one piece sardine on each bun. Add the sliced bell peppers.
  • Sprinkle the grated cheese all over the bread bun with sardines. Toast these in the oven at 325 F for 2 to 3 minutes till cheese is melted.
  • Remove Sardines Pizza pieces from the toaster oven. Place on a platter. Garnish with pitted green olives. Serve while slices are crisp, piping-hot and cheese is melted.
  • Cook’s comments: If Pan de Sal is not available, use hoagie bread or other types of bread buns preferred. Pan de Sal Filipino bread can be bought in Asian or Filipino stores here in the USA. In the Philippines, they are commonly sold in bakeries or supermarkets.
    My homemade Pan de Sal recipe is on a past blog post. Click here.
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Serving: 1g