Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pizza Cacciatore

I am a big believer in using leftovers, growing up my father always wanted to use things up. It had become sort of a family joke with some of his concoctions and combination's. My grandfather was the same way and it so cute to see how much my father is becoming more and more like his father. Now I am more of a reuser than a reheater. I like to take something I made and turn it into a new dish but of course that isn't always easy. So sometimes I go back to an old favorite and pizza is it. Not only is it a great way to use up meat and veggies it is a pretty easy dish.

Now the only thing with this recipe was that after reheating; the peppers were a little too mushy to use for the sauce so I decided to puree the sauce and add some cream. It ended up very much like a vodka sauce with out the vodka.
Which by the way is one of my favorite sauces. The sauce was so good that I ended up dipping my pizza in it..... and it was yummy.

Pizza Cacciatore

  • 4-5 pieces leftover chicken cacciatore , shredded
  • 1 1/2 c cacciatore sauce
  • 1/2- 1 c cream,
  • 2 c shredded cheese of choice
  • Pizza Dough, homemade or ready made this time I used Pillsbury Pizza Dough

Preheat oven 375

  • Roll out pizza dough on a pizza stone and prick with a fork all over to prevent bubbling bake 6-8 minutes
  • Puree sauce in pan ( I used an Immersion Blender )
  • Meanwhile heat up sauce in sauce pan until it reaches a boil, slowly add the cream until it is the consistency you want thick enough to use as a pizza sauce but not runny and whisk together, remove from stove set aside
  • Take pizza dough out of oven and spread with a layer of sauce, then a layer of chicken and then sprinkle top with cheese, bake for 10 minutes or until cheese starts to bubble, and get slightly browned.
You know what I say YUMMY!!



Simply Life said...

Yum! I just posted about pizza - we must be thinking alike :) Looks great!

Madame Menu said...

First off, I'm new and a fellow FB from Foodbuzz, and I just wanted to stop by to say a) thanks for following me, b) your layout is absolutely adorable, and c) this looks delicious. My husband would love it. I think I just may give it a try. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

Karen said...

Mmm, chicken cacciatore is one of my favorites and I imagine it was just as good on pizza! We don't throw out food, so when I have leftovers, (which is always!) I always seem to make something else out of the leftovers. Then I have leftover leftovers! LOL I should just reheat the leftovers until they're gone! Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm glad to have found yours!


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