Monday, April 6, 2009

pizza pot pie...




pizza dough
pepperoni and/or sausage (cooked)
mushrooms, green pepper, olives
mozzarella cheese; cut into small cubes
pizza/spaghetti sauce
olive oil
parmesan cheese


Combine all pizza toppings (to your liking) and mix with sauce. Fill ramekins. Roll out pizza dough and cut out a circle that is a little larger than ramekin top. Place over pizza fillings and press onto sides of ramekins. Brush tops with a little olive oil, sprinkle with parmesan cheese, and cut a slit on the top of each pie. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 min, or until top is golden brown.

I will admit that I was a little skeptical of this at first, but pleasantly surprised in the end. The pizza lovers in my house LOVED it. I got the idea from Giada De Laurentiis. She made hers with chicken and broccoli in the sauce. That didn't sound good to me, so I just went with traditional pizza toppings. I didn't give exact amounts of ingredients because, like pizza, just add what you like in the amounts you like.
I've mentioned before that my grocery store bakery sells bread dough in 16oz increments. If you can't find that in your store, try the frozen bread dough. I've heard that there are some pizza places that will even sell dough.

6 comments:

Robin said...

Why haven't I been to this blog of yours before? It is wonderful! I printed out recipes to try:

Taco chicken
red velvet cupcakes
grilled cheese sandwiches
Lemon bars

I will be back!

diane said...

Upside down pizza. Brilliant!

Laura said...

Just wanted to let you know that your sugar cookie bars have been making the rounds in the blogging world. Check out these links
http://www.tastespotting.com/search/sugar+cookie+bars/1
http://foodgawker.com/?s=sugar+cookie+bars
I got my picture put on these sites and now other bloggers are doing the same, it's fun to see how others did the cookies. That recipe was fabulous!

Robin Sue said...

This is a great idea the kids would love these! Thanks!

Cafe Johnsonia said...

LOVE it! So cute!

Anne said...

Yum- those are so cute and look delicious! Great tip to you use pizza dough from the grocery store, too. I can always use a quick and easy meal!