A little while back I made grilled pizza for the kids. I had tons of ingredients that were meant for toppings left over and I was getting to the point where I was either going to have to use them or throw them out and so I decided to throw it all together with other stuff from my pantry and just make something happen. But as I started assembling I just knew a delicious meal was in the works. I snapped a few pics to share:
I had some ground Italian sausage in the freezer so I got it out and cooked it in a skillet.
Then I chopped up the pepperoni that was left. I also used what little spinach was left. The mozzarella balls were about to expire so I needed to use them.
I had 2 small jars of pizza sauce but I really thought the dish might need some more tomatoes so I broiled tomatoes. YUM! This really has such a deep rich flavor. It's the best.
I had some regular size shells in my pantry that had been there since spring so I decided it was their time. I boiled some shells and rinsed them with cool water when they were al dente. Then I just combined all of the ingredients in a casserole dish and baked at 350 for about 30-45 minutes until the cheese was melted and it was warm and bubbly. And because I didn't cut the mozzarella balls you would have little pockets of cheese. Obviously you could add to this recipe. Olives would be great or if you had some fancy schmancy cheeses like Italian fontina you could use that too. It's really hard to go wrong here. Just throw it together with a dinner salad and some crusty bread and you've got a yummy warm winter meal. It's perfect for a Saturday evening a
Life on the lake is laid back. When we cook it's far from being fancy affair. It's all about relaxing with friends and family and enjoying comfort food. More often than not it's not all that healthy but boy it sure is good!!!