Typically, I make homemade pizza at the speed of most things I create in the kitchen: slow as a turtle. I make speedy cooks cringe. I adore the dough-making process, I love mounding every veggie in the fridge on top, and I crave whatever random combination of cheeses cover the top (Gorgonzola anyone?).
But today, it just wasn't happening. With a major event at my work this weekend (we're hosting a former "Biggest Loser" contestant!), and company arriving tomorrow (Adam's parents are visiting for the weekend), I knew a night of warp-speed cleaning and baking was in store.
The quick fix? Whole wheat flatbreads topped with chunky marinara sauce, mozzarella, Gorgonzola, veggies, garlic, and a sprinkling of seasoning.
Tonight's repast may not be a culinary masterpiece, but it sure did hit the spot. And left me plenty of time scrub the baseboards and bake some muffins :)
What's your favorite meal to make when you're short on time?
(A Hungry Spoon recipe)
This recipe speaks for itself--you're on easy street with quick n' simple preparation. The longest part of the process? Heating up the oven :)
- Whole wheat flat breads
- Marinara sauce (or pesto)
- Veggies of your choice, chopped (we used green bell pepper, onion, tomato, and spinach)
- Cheese of your choice (we used Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, and Parmesan)
- A few cloves of garlic, minced (if you're really time-crunched, just sprinkle some garlic powder on top!)
- Italian seasoning
1) Heat oven to 400 degrees.
2) Spoon marinara over each flatbread. Sprinkle cheese on top. Top with a big ol' mound of your chopped veggies. Sprinkle with garlic and Italian seasoning.
3) Place flatbreads on a greased cookie sheet and bake for minutes, or until heated through and cheese has melted. Serve with extra marinara for dipping.
4) Eat. Enjoy. Now move on to the next item on your to-do list!