How could I make a night of quick dinners without making pizza?! I asked JJ what kind of pizza he wanted this week, and of course he said Hawaiian. We both absolutely love the sweet and savory combo dinners, and we could eat pizza every night. In fact, most nights when I don't blog a dinner it's because we had Hawaiian pizza!
I have been on a big Olive Garden mock salad kick lately because it's so simple and delicious! Sometimes I like to sub crispy prosciutto, deli sliced ham, bacon, or pancetta for the canadian bacon or ham, and sometimes I add red onions, but tonight I went basic.
Also, I used Penzey's Pizza seasoning on my pizza, which I absolutely love. It's not necessary, but I think it adds so much flavor to this, or any pizza!
and Mock Olive Garden Salad
1 pizza crust (Pillsbury, 2.89, I had an $.80 off coupon, $2.19)
1 5 oz. can Italian style tomato paste ($.69)
1 bag Skim shredded Mozzarella ($1.49)
1/2 pineapple ($2.99, used half yesterday, so it was $1.50)
1/2 c. diced ham, or canadian bacon ($2.99)
1 tbsp. Penzeys pizza seasoning (optional, sub crushed red peper flake and oregano)
1 bag Salad mix (Whatever is on sale, I got Dole Just Lettuce for $1.99)
1 tomato ($1.99/lb, $.50)
1 bag of croutons ($1, half for tomorrow, $.50)
1 bottle of Ken's light dressing (Get whatever Italian is on sale, this was $1.49, only using part - $.75)
1 can Olives ($2.19, will use half tomorrow - $1.10)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Roll out pizza on a baking sheet.
Cover with tomato paste, then cheese.
Top with chopped pineapple and ham.
Sprinkle with Penzey's pizza seasoning.
Bake for 13 minutes.
While pizza cooks, arrange salad.
I actually had about 8 minutes to do some dishes and clean while pizza cooked and salad was done!
Remove pizza, slice and serve.
Total Time - 18 Minutes
Total Cost - $13.70
Total Ingredients - 10