Growing up I would hear my mother tell stories of my love of food, two in particular, hot dogs and pizza. Not much has changed over the years as I still enjoy a good chili, slaw dog with ketchup, mustard and a warm bun, and pizza of any kind, except with anchovies.
An evening with my five-year-old and three-year-old niece prompted a pizza making party. While they relished in placing far too many pepperonis on their individually made circles of sauce-laden goodness, I was inspired to pull a little of this and a little of that from the fridge and the pantry to whip up an uber-quick and super tasty, grown-folks chicken sausage and spinach treat.
With a premade pizza crust, I covered the base with alfredo sauce, about four tablespoons to be exact. The next layer contained about a half-cup of low-fat mozzarella cheese, some sliced, organic chicken/apple sausage topped with fresh baby spinach, and finished with a pinch of Italian seasoning and a southern sprinkle (that means a whole heap) of grated parmesan cheese. Baked for 15 minutes at 350 degrees this pizza could have easily rivaled that of a gourmet chef in some fru-fru establishment. It was tasty…and pretty if I do say so myself!
Try one for yourself using what you have and what you enjoy. You’ll be surprised at how surprisingly delicious, filling and quick it can be. Plus, the memories of making pizza magic with the ones you love can never be matched. Bon Appétit!