Monday, August 9, 2010

No Need To Order Out Tonight

Margherita Pizza-(Sorry I forgot to take the picture)

When I was younger I use to make garlic bread with Wonder Bread and my family loved it and thought it was genius. I also often made pizza and pretzels from wonder bread...Hey, I did what I had to do for an after school snack. LOL

So Italian bread was on sale the other day, which is rare, it always seems to be $1.79, well I got two loaves for that price. One loaf I made good ole cheesy garlic bread and the other I made a margherita pizza. I wanted to make something fast so I could relax, here’s what I did.

Things You Will Need:

-Fresh Italian Bread(be sure to check the sell by date)
-2 Roma Tomatoes
-Fresh Mozzarella
-2 table spoons of chopped garlic(in oil), (you can also chop a fresh garlic bulb) 2 cloves would be good, finely chopped
-Olive Oil
- basting brush
-fresh basil
-kosher salt and pepper(optional)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice the roma tomatoes. Slice the fresh mozzarella. Slice the Italian bread lengthwise and then crosswise into about 4 pieces. Then brush olive oil on the inside of the bread, don’t drench it, just cover it well. If using garlic in oil, use less olive oil on the bread. Spread garlic on the bread, give or take how much depending on your tastes. Add sliced roma tomatoes, again more or less to taste. Add the cheese and top with fresh basil. You can sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the top, if you wish. Keep in mind the mozzarella has salt in it. Bake for 10-12 minutes(some ovens vary, I would check it after 8 minutes)

I served this with an ice cold Cherry Pepsi 

*Also tastes very good on whole wheat pita(4-5 min in the oven)

1 comment:

  1. mmm, great summer dish, not too long in the oven, light, and tasty, can't wait to try it! Would've been good tonight had I saw this post earlier, too bad.


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