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Simply Delicious Homemade Pizza Snacks
Instant Family Favorite!
I don't know about you, but sometimes I like to mix it up and just invent new foods in the kitchen sometimes. This recipe came about during one of those times. I was really craving a good, solid snack but I hadn't been to the store for a few days; so I had to use what I happened to have on-hand.
It wasn't until about a week later that I realized I had made Bruschetta ~ a classic Italian appetizer (with my own personal twist)
My family ended up loving it so much they asked for it again the next day! The kids literally did a happy dance when I made it as a lunch instead of just enough for snacking. It continues to be on the "frequently requested" list in my home.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we have & happy cooking!
- French bread (or any long, thin loaf) sliced by hand into 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick
- Fresh tomatoes, diced
- Fresh basil, chopped
- Alfredo sauce
- Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
- Butter or margarine
* And any other toppings that you may really enjoy on your pizza.
I didn't add amounts because I wasn't really measuring at the time, plus you may like a less or more - this is a completely "custom fit" recipe
How To Make:
Preheat oven to 425*
Butter 1 side of the bread slices and place on flat baking or cookie sheet
Spread Alfredo sauce over the top of each slice.
Sprinkle on tomatoes, basil, and any other toppings of choice to taste and cover with cheese.
Place in the oven for approx. 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly golden.
Remove from oven and allow a few minutes to cool ~ Then eat and enjoy!
I absolutely love the way these taste! The Alfredo sauce rather than traditional red sauce give it an added flavor of "fancy".
These would make great snacks to make when you want to impress company!
I prefer to use garden fresh tomato & basil. If you don't have a garden of your own, you may consider farmer's market produce. Home grown just seems to taste better, doesn't it?