I'm adding this next recipe to my Working Mom's Special collection. It comes from my new favorite Southern Living Cookbook called "What's for Supper?"
That question is asked by some member of my family every day. "Momma, what's for supper?" or "What's on the menu for tonight?" Y'all know what I mean. No matter what is going on in your life or how busy and chaotic it can get, we all gotta eat. And that means we always have to be thinking what we are going to feed ourselves and our family each day. It can get downright exhausting. Well, this cookbook just might take the pressure off and give you some fresh, new ideas. This book has a bunch of 30-minute meals that are all family-friendly. And I have a pretty picky-eating family, but I tell ya they would like most of the recipes in this cookbook. From slow cooker barbecue pork to chili cheese bake, there are so many great, new, easy recipes in this book that don't require a lot of your time or energy to make.
And many of these recipes keep the ingredient list low so you aren't spending another 5 hours in the grocery store just trying to gather up the goods to make these meals.
They even give you ideas on what to make as a side dish and how to save time preparing these meals. And all the recipes come with a photo - we love that, right?
1 frozen garlic bread loaf or 1 box (8 slices) Garlic Texas Toast
1/2 cup canned pizza sauce
6 deli fried chicken strips (or about 10 fried chicken nuggets)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Note: the original recipe calls for a loaf of garlic bread and chicken strips. I had a coupon for the Texas Toast so I decided to use that instead and my deli only had chicken nuggets left so I went with those. This is a pretty versatile recipe so go with what you can find.
Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Arrange garlic bread (butter side up) on a baking sheet.
I lined my baking sheet with some nonstick aluminum foil to make for quick and easy cleanup later. I'm making 6 individual pizzas here but you could easily make 8 with this recipe.
Bake frozen garlic toast for about 3-4 minutes until bread is no longer frozen and just starting to brown on the edges. If using a full loaf of garlic bread you'll want to cook it for about 8-9 minutes.
While, the bread is toasting, start dicing up your chicken. Cut them up into 1/2-inch pieces.
When bread is ready, spread sauce on each slice of garlic toast (or loaf, if using)
Then evenly layer diced chicken on top of sauce.
Bake for about 6-8 minutes just to get that chicken warmed back up. Then take out and top each slice with some shredded mozzarella.
And pop it back into the oven for another 3-4 minutes just until cheese is melted and bubbly.
The cookbook suggested serving this with Caesar Salad. So I just grabbed one of those prepackaged Caesar Salad Kits that are in the produce section to serve with this. We really enjoyed this meal. It was not only simple to make but everyone liked that they had their own individual pizza. It was such a fun take on a classic meal. And it barely made a mess so clean up was also easy.
Printable Recipe Here
Printable Recipe Here