I like to cook and I like to shop cheap (don't we all!). I have three favorite stores I visit when I intend to load up on groceries for extended cooking: Aldi's, Dollar Tree, and The Dutch Country (better known in my area as the Scratch and Dent!). A few weeks ago while food shopping I ran across a pre-made pizza at Aldi's called Tuscan Chicken Flatbread Pizza...I loved it!! It was a mixture of spinach, white sauce, chicken, and garlic and it was DELISH!
I have a tendency to try and copy something I run across that I really like, sometimes because all of the above stores aren't close enough to just hop in the car and go pick something up and sometimes...well, just because I want to! So after trying this pizza and wishing I had bought more than one, I decided I would create my own. Because I do cook quite a bit I had a lot of the items already on hand so it was worth my effort to give it a try.
Here's my version of a Tuscan Bread Pizza:
1 pkg. split loaf garic bread
1 chicken breast cubed (or use canned chicken)
1 bottle of Classic Alfredo Sauce
1/2 pkg. frozen chopped spinach well drained
2-3 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 of a small red onion chopped
1/2 green bell pepper chopped
3-4 baby portabella mushrooms sliced
1/2 teaspon classic pesto
1/2 cup white cracked pepper cheese crumbled (I found mine at the Dollar Tree)
1/2- 1 cp shredded pizza cheese
Dried Italian herbs or parsley to sprinkle
2 tbls. olive oil or butter
These measurements aren't precise, you can use as much or as little as you want, or leave out what you don't like and go from there. Heat the olive oil/butter and add cubed chicken and minced garlic; saute for a few minutes and then add the onions, and pepper and continue until chicken is fully cooked. Remove from heat and stir in the pesto sauce and spinach...let set while you prepare your loaves. I layered my ingredients like this: alfredo sauce (as much as you'd like), the sauteed mix, sliced mushrooms, seasonings, and cheeses, . Bake on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees until well heated and cheese is melted.