This is one of those recipes that had been haunting me in magazines month after month and finally I said, "Fine... I will make you!" It looks very tasty in the picture promoting it above.. don't you agree? I thought so too... until it TOTALLY FLOPPED!
If you notice in the ingredient list below, it calls for broccoli. I thought to myself, "spinach- yes I have heard of that in pizza... but broccoli?? and with traditional spaghetti sauce?" But unfortunately, I didn't listen to the little chef sitting on my shoulder, and I tried it anyway.
I am still sharing this recipe with you, because as Meal Planning Mommies, we are here to share our JOYS and FLOPS with you all! So... get ready for my big flop-o!
Here is what you need:
1 lb. ground beef
1 jar (1 lb. 10 oz.) Ragu® Old World Style® Sweet Tomato Basil Smooth Pasta Sauce
1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and squeezed dry (optional)*very optional!
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 can (11 oz.) refrigerated pizza dough (or make your own!)
Step 1: Make your pizza dough... or just pull the can out of the fridge! (P.S.- can I get a shout out to my husband for buying me this AMAZING Kitchen Aid Mixer for Christmas! I am LOVING it!)
Step 6: Top with pizza dough,pinching edges to seal. Bake at 375 for 20 min. or until browned. Let stand for 10 minutes.
Step 7: Slice into your pizza and serve it up! (Doesn't mine look soupy compared to what it is supposed to look like.... compare the two)
Step 8: Serve with a Spring Salad (At least I had that much that was good!)
Meal Serves: 6
Cost of Meal: $6.00
Cost Per Person: $1.00
I really think this recipe has potential. I know I slammed it pretty hard in my post, but I was truly disappointed (and REALLY glad I didn't invite guests over that night to eat with us!). I may try and make it again.
The next time I would:
1. Use NORMAL pizza toppings instead of broccoli... like mushrooms, peppers and onions.
2. Use Sausage instead of hamburger
3. Let it sit longer before serving (maybe that would take care of the soup like texture?)
I would love to hear from you!
Leave a comment and let us know...
Have you tried this recipe before? Would you try it?
What do you think would make it better?