Pizza Bread

Yes, this is pretty much as far from CSA-inspired food as you can get, while still cooking something at home. It’s not really what this blog is about, but since we’ve been getting home at 9pm or so each night for the last week, it’s going to have to do. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s cheap, and it’s tasty.

Ingredients:
French bread, sliced in half (top half & bottom half, not left & right halves)
Pizza sauce (our favorite is leftover pasta sauce, but you can used jarred sauce that you’ve put through the food processor as well).
Shredded Mozzarella cheese
Pepperoni slices
Shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

Turn oven on to broil (we use the low setting, with racks in the medium/low area).

Spread sauce on the cut sides of the bread, and stick them in the oven for a minute or two (this step is important if you’re taking sauce straight out of the fridge to cook the meal). Remove the bread from the oven and sprinkle with mozzarella. Spread pepperoni slices over the surface and sprinkle with parmesan.

Put the pizza bread back in the oven and cook until the cheese is all gooey and melty (yes, those are the technical terms). If you like your pizza a little more well-done, leave it in the oven until the cheese is bubbly and begins to turn golden brown.

Don’t forget to let the cheese rest a little before you take your first bite, otherwise you’ll end up with those awful burns on the roof of your mouth.

For times when you just don’t have time to cook, this is an awesome recipe to keep on hand. I find that all of the ingredients will also keep well in the freezer for a month or so, althougth you’ll need to take the bread out in time to thaw for dinner that night (the cheese & pepperoni you can spread while frozen, and you can thaw the sauce in the microwave if necessary). Enjoy!

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