One of my 'goals' this year is to decrease the amount of food we waste around here. It drives me crazy to buy groceries, prepare meals, and then the leftovers end up in the trash. I have found the best way to utilize the leftovers is to use them in another dish. That way, the fam doesn't feel like they are eating the same thing two nights in a row. I have to admit, I'm terrible for not eating leftovers. I generally just don't like or want them. However, I do like pizza. A lot. So anything that can be turned into a pizza has a much better chance of getting eaten! That's how this Bacon Chicken Ranch pizza was born. We had leftover chicken breasts and I was trying to figure out what to do with them. I really don't like leftover chicken. However, I figured with enough bacon and cheese, who would know there was chicken?! We like bacon chicken ranch salads and subs, so I figured, why not pizza!
*All you need is your favorite pizza dough
*Ranch dressing for your "sauce"
*chopped bacon (I used real bacon bits from the bag that I buy for salad topping)
*your choice of cheese(s) - we used mozzarella and cheddar
Surprisingly, this was a big hit with the hubs and Miss Two.
I also threw together what I called "chicken parmesan pizza" -
which was chicken, pizza sauce and cheese! But hey, chicken parm pizza sounded like I had really cooked up something ;)
It was a good way to use up the leftover chicken! Do you like leftovers? What's your favorite way to use them up? I've been trying to plan meals for 4 nights, then have a "leftover night". Then we just kind of wing it over the weekend. I've been kind of slack the past 2 weeks, but this week is the hubs bday, so I'm going to try to do better! I'll be making his favorite sugar free cheesecake.
Hope everyone had a great weekend. I got a lot of work done in my garden!