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 ;)


  1. I just had a flashback to some time I spent in Brazil when I was in high school. We had these mini pizzas several times with my host family. Who knew they had global appeal? Yours look delicious!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this great idea! I always dó have sauce leftovers.. Have to try this one! ;o)

  3. Totally Yum- my wee ones love this type of thing too! Your photos are lovely you know! Jxx

  4. Oh have so many great ideas for food....this one makes for great leftovers or quick lunches!

  5. It looks as though baby is giving her stamp of approval! :)

  6. Yum! I usually make more sauce than I need too. Pizza is always a big hit here so I must try this. When I was growing up my mum served reheated spaghetti and sauce on toast. Much nicer than it sounds :)

  7. Oh, these look so good! I usually make a double batch of for that night and another for the freezer. Maybe I could dip into the second batch for some of these pizza bites of yours? Yum! :)

  8. I keep trying something very similar for the girls and they won't eat them much to my dismay...and waistline lol! love your pics as always!

  9. Anything with tomatoes, cheese, AND bread wins me over every time easy! And yes, I always make too much sauce too.


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