Tuesday, October 26, 2010
This week at Harris Teeter, I found some Italian style chicken sausage on sale. One time for my birthday when I was younger, my mom made mini pizzas using refrigerated biscuit dough as the pizza crust. I decided to try this with the sausage as a topping. Then the next day I used to rest to make a pasta bake. I bought a package of Italian style chicken sausage (4 Links), a jar of Spaghetti sauce, frozen mixed bell peppers and shredded mozzarella cheese to be used in both dishes. Then I just needed a can of refrigerated biscuit dough and some type of pasta (which I typically already have at my house).
Mini Sausage and Peppers Pizzas-Makes 10 mini pizzas
1 small container of refrigerated flaky biscuit dough (5 biscuits)
1 link of Italian style chicken sausage chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup of frozen mixed bell peppers chopped in to smaller pieces
1.5 cups of tomato sauce (I used Prego Spaghetti Sauce)
3/4 cup of shredded Mozzarella cheese
1-Split biscuits in half to make 10 circles of pizza dough. Cook these at 400 F for about 5-6 minutes.
2-While the biscuits are cooking, heat up the sausage and peppers in a pan on the stove. Add one-two spoonfuls of tomato sauce to that and set aside.
3-Pull biscuits out of the oven and top each with some sauce, then the sausage and pepper mixture and then some cheese.
4-Put back in the oven and back for 6 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Sausage and Pepper Pasta Bake-For 2 or 3
2 links of Italian style chicken sausage cut into small pieces
1 cup of frozen mixed bell peppers
1.5 cups of spaghetti sauce
1 cup of mozzarella cheese
1.5 cups of pasta
1-Cook the pasta
2-While you are cooking the pasta heat up the sausage and peppers. Then add in the spaghetti sauce. Let this simmer a little.
3-Mix pasta and sausage mixture in a baking pan and top with cheese.
4-Bake at 400 F for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Ok, yes I realize that these two meals are very similar (at least ingredient wise) but it's enough of a difference to make me feel like I made two different things. And I still have a sausage left over. What should I do with it?
How do you feel about leftovers?