Friday night is pizza night at our house. Usually. Since my youngest son has been sick, I didn’t feel like making homemade pizzas but wanted to make something similar. This Pasta Pizza Casserole turned out to be perfect. Cheesy and saucy (if you add more, I didn’t) with your favorite pizza toppings. Cooked in a casserole while you tend to more pressing things..like nebulizers and meds and making certain others are not neglected.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Friday is pizza night at our house which usually includes a movie and/or games. Pizzas are usually homemade, from crust to sauce and even mozzarella cheese. Some weeks they are completely from scratch, Some weeks are east going with fast crusts or even, gulp, frozen. Yes, we do. We have frozen pizza .. Once In A While. Life gets fast and although there are super easy homemade alternates, at times I am just too tired. That said…I think I will make some pizzas and freeze them, just for those busy nights. These are great pizzas without sauce. You could add garlic, parsley, basil, oregano (you get the idea) to the dough. Diced chicken and mushrooms would be great on this pizza. Oh…and, spinach! Let's make some pizzas.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
When I told my oldest son I was making eggplant parmesan the other day, he asked me to make him eggplant pizzas. I am so glad he did! I made both eggplant bruschetta and pizza. Both are amazing!
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday night is pizza night for us. We love it! It is a time when we are all in the kitchen, making our favorites or creating new ones. My oldest son wanted a white pizza. We came up with a yummy Alfredo one! It has a thick and fluffy, crust that has a hint of garlic and parmesan cheese. Next time I'll cook it on a baking sheet and cut into squares. Feel free to add any and everything you wish. It will be amazing! I adapted this recipe from the back of a package of Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast. I love it!
What you need
2 cups King Arthur Premium Whole Wheat Flour, more if needed
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon ground garlic
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 packet Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast
2/3 cup very warm water, 120 - 130 degree F
1/4 to 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
3 Tablespoons oil
1/2 cup Alfredo Sauce or Spread, homemade or bought. Use more or less, you decide.
1/2 to 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, homemade or bought
your favorite toppings, optional
What to do
Grease pizza pan or baking sheet with sides.
Put 1 cup whole wheat flour, sugar, garlic, parsley and yeast in a large bowl. Whisk together.
Stir in very warm water and oil.
Stir in parmesan.
Add more flour, a little at the time, until a soft dough is formed.
I kneaded dough with a fork sticky and adding the flour.
Stir, knead with fork, add more flour, stir, knead with fork.....you get the idea.
After dough is soft, turn out on floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic adding a little dog at the time if needed.
I kneaded the dough with my hand in the bowl.
Stretch and pat dough to fill pizza pan or baking sheet.
Top with Alfredo Sauce or Spread.
Top with mozzarella cheese and any additional toppings you like.
Let pizza sit for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F the last 10 minutes, more or less, of resting. You know how long it takes your oven to preheat.
Bake on bottom rack for 8 minutes, check and turn around cooking another 4 to 7 minutes if needed. Crust will be very soft and fluffy.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
The boys were eating a pizza last night and I didn't want all the cheese and crust theirs had. I decided to look around the kitchen to see what I could find. Ingredients were: Tube of Big Biscuits, Alfredo Spread, Parmesan, an Onion and left over Sausage Links from breakfast. I grabbed my CIS and a yummy pizza was created. Make if for breakfast to appetizers...it's great anytime. I also made one with canned peaches, alfredo spread and parmesan...it was pretty good combination!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
My Boys love pizza and chicken. This was good for everyone. I have to compromise a lot around here so this is what we did.
Pizza Flavored Chicken Strips
4 Chicken Boneless and Skinless cut in strips
2 cups Extreme Flavor Pizza Fishy Shaped Crackers
1 cup Buttermilk
Spaghetti Sauce for dipping
Preheat oven to 400 or heat oil to medium.
Beat egg and add buttermilk, mix. Add chicken strips.
Finely crush little fishy shaped crackers.
Let buttermilk mixture drain from chicken strips and coat with cracker crumbs. Place on greased cookie sheet, cook for -10 minutes or until brown and flip over. Cook an addition 8-10 mintues.
Or heat a 1/4 to 1/2 " oil in skillet to medium, add chicken strips and reduce once starting to cook. Turn when brown. It's done when browned on other side and firm to touch.
Heat spaghetti sauce to dip chicken strips in.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Time for more fun! Today, for lunch, we made Pizza Slices. My Boys have such a great time making these delicious and fun pizza slices. We hope you do too! ~hugs~
1 tube Cresent Rolls
Pizza or Spaghetti Sauce
Pizza or Spaghetti Sauce
4 String Cheese
Toppings of your choice
My oven cooks at a high temperature. The cresent roll tube said to preheat to 375 degrees...I am cooking at 325 degrees. You know your oven...set it just like you would when cooking these without the fun on top. :D
Unroll and arrange wedges on two cookie sheets. I lined mine with parchment paper, you don't have to.
Now, the fun begins! My Boys put the spaghetti sauce on top of the wedges, over and beyond. ~smiles~ They then pull apart the string cheese. You can use already grated cheese but this adds more hands on fun.
Put the cheese on and you choice of toppings.
I cooked mine for half the time stated. Then turned the broiler on low just to heat up the cheese more for, 30 seconds to 1 minute keeping a watch on the slices with the door open.
Please note, the cheese will not melt like grated cheese.
For dessert you may want to buy another tube of cresent rolls and make these also, Red, White and Blueberries
|My Boys were so proud of the pizza slices they made. <3|
|Things got a little messy. ~smiles~|
|Getting toppings to add.|
|Adding black olives...what was left of them that is. ~big grin~|
|The Twins creations right before going in the oven. <3|
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