Wednesday, April 25, 2012
pizza bites from leftovers
Whenever I cook spaghetti, I tend to make a bit too much sauce. Do you do that, too? Perhaps this is because I'm afraid we won't have enough sauce for our noodles, which of course, would be tragic. And so, there is most certainly leftover sauce after a pasta dinner. One of my favorite things to do with these leftovers is make little pizza bites! They're a great snack or lunch the next day.
Bread, sliced to a medium thickness (you can use dinner rolls, garlic bread, French bread, bagels...whatever you have on hand)
Extra virgin olive oil
Leftover pasta sauce (mine had mushrooms and ground beef mixed in)
A good amount of oregano
A small amount of sugar
Cheese, shredded (again whatever you have on hand - I used cheddar, which is delicious on pizza, wouldn't you know?)
1. Drizzle each piece of bread with olive oil.
2. Combine oregano and sugar with leftover pasta sauce (this makes it into pizza sauce).
3. Spread sauce on bread slices and top with cheese
4. Bake at 425 degrees F for about 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and bread is toasted a bit.
As a kid, the thought of leftovers usually made my cringe a little. I have an entirely different view of them now, but usually try to transform them into something a little different, rather than just reheating the same meal. So far, it's working out, as baby seems none the wiser ;)