After we returned from Ethiopia at the height of the holiday season with two new children I was overwhelmed with gladness that our church family had decided to provide meals for us – every other night for a long, long time! The first meal we got was from my friend Jessica. She brought us Spaghetti Pizza. It was yummy, and everyone in the family loved it – even the kids who don’t like “sauce” and the kids who prefer Ethiopian food and the husband who prefers my cooking (God bless him!).
I asked my friend for her spaghetti pizza recipe. This is how she replied, my notes in regular print:
Ingredients: angel hair/ thin spaghetti; spaghetti sauce; pizza cheese or mozarrella cheese; pepperoni
Use whatever size rectangular dish you wish to make. (I use a 9×13.)
Cover the bottom of the dish with cooked spaghetti. (I use a whole package of angel hair, half the box on each layer.)
Top with spaghetti sauce (amount to your liking) (I use a whole jar, divided.)
Top with cheese or(amount to your liking)
Top with pepperoni (I use turkey pepperoni, a lot of it!)
Do this layering until you have the quantity and height you desire. (I make two layers.)
Cook at 325 degrees for around 35-40 minutes. Depending on the quantity, you may have to cook longer (heated through).
And folks, it’s really that simple. I will throw in here that this is not a recipe that is going to provide optimum nutrition for your brood, but some nights you just need a quick, easy, yummy, kid-friendly meal that no one is going to look sideways at. I also like this recipe because I can keep all of these ingredients on hand – the pasta and sauce in the pantry and the cheese and pepperoni in the freezer – so it’s easy to make when I realize I don’t have the special ingredients that I need to make anything else. Oh, and a pan full o’ this makes enough for our family for two nights, if I also make some veggies and bread! WoHoo!