easiest "pizza" ever

Sam the Cooking Guy "pizza"
Sam the Cooking Guy is back in town this weekend for a little media blitz. With any luck, Jen and I will meet up with him for some Japanese, Chinese, or Korean food downtown on Saturday night. Speaking of Sam, this “pizza” recipe comes from his new book, Awesome Recipes and Kitchen Shortcuts. This recipe is so easy, it reminds me of when I was a kid and made pizza bagels (before someone got the crazy idea to start selling them frozen). And it’s versatile too. I bet it would be great with some fresh basil on top, or maybe a bit of good oil for finishing. Dried oregano, some yummy olives, a few capers… the possibilities are endless.
Sam the Cooking Guy "pizza"
You start with roasted red peppers. If you’ve got time, I guess you could roast ’em yourself, but the jarred kind are marinated, and that adds something special. I chopped these, but you can buy the pre-chopped to make the recipe even easier.
Sam the Cooking Guy "pizza"
Then you need some blue cheese. I wouldn’t splurge for the Maytag this time. Just get the basic stuff. The pre-crumbled cheese would be even easier.
Sam the Cooking Guy "pizza"
Split an Italian or French bread and put it under the broiler for a minute, to toast lightly. Put some of the peppers on top. I mentioned this was insanely easy, right?
Sam the Cooking Guy "pizza"
Then top with some of the cheese and pop it under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes. Yeah, that’s it, but watch it so you don’t burn the bread. Then you can serve them whole or cut them up into smaller pieces. My daughter said it was “tangy” right before she devoured it.

21 thoughts on “easiest "pizza" ever

  1. cool lassie: hmm, I think mine is easier than yours, but I would definitely like to try yours.dawn: yes, very funsteph: oh yeah? then this is a good recipe for you.lpr: thanks so muchpeachkins: thanksjenn: i always made stuff like this when i was a kid, but i used whatever cheese we had in the houseana: thanks on all countscatherine: thanks

  2. My mom always used to make pizza like this out of stale bread when we had it lying around. It was one of my favorite meals! Love this more grown-up version with the blue cheese.

  3. Easy but yummy!! love the combination of red peppers and cheese. I always love bell peppers with cheese. The great smoky peppery flavor marries well with the cheese.

  4. erica: thanksjoanne: yeah, this would be better with stale bread, actually… a bit firmermhel: i'm not sure if i ever had this combo, but you're right that it's tasty

  5. This looks like the perfect midnight snack. I think i'm gonna keep a container of chopped bell peppers or other veggies in my fridge just in case the midnight munchies creep up.

  6. daydreamer desserts: cool ideaanjelikuh: that's the nice thing about this snack — so many people keep a jar of those peppers around in the pantry. then you just need bread and cheese.nisha deer: thanks so much for visiting and the kind words

  7. Simple it is but that looks delicious! i love quick recipes like this because I for one have no time to cook and when i have time, I'm stuck into baking right now!! Great little recipe 🙂

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