I was looking through some old materials my wife received from the WIC office, and I ran across a few pages of recipes that use various ingredients that we can receive from WIC. One of the recipes caught my eye, but not in a good way.
The title of the recipe was “Pizza.” It had just three ingredients:
- 1 English muffin, sliced
- 2 slices cheese
- 2 T tomato sauce
Instructions: Cover muffin with sauce, then cheese. Broil until cheese melts. Add other toppings such as green peppers or sausage. Makes 1 serving.
Now, I’m not sure how this tastes because I haven’t tried it, but I’m not sure you can call this pizza. Sometimes WIC suggests some strange ways to prepare the foods we can receive through the program. I guess bagel bites are similar, but from my experience tomato sauce is a poor substitute for pizza sauce. And why do they say “2 slices of cheese”? You can get shredded mozzarella cheese with WIC, so why not just say that? Unless the recipe is suggesting using slices of American cheese, which seems weird. I do think the English muffin may be a decent bread for a mini-pizza, but not too much else about this recipe impresses me.
My husband tells me that his family used to make something similar to these, though. They called them “quick pizzas” because they were so simple and quick to make. That seems like a better way to describe this snack. Or maybe even “quick pizza-like snack.” But I guess that gets a little wordy.
But even my husband’s family’s recipe sounded better than this one. They used regular toasted bread, pizza sauce, and shredded mozzarella cheese. They’d also throw on a pepperoni slices or breakfast sausage if they had some. A piece of toasted bread doesn’t sound as nice, but everything else sounds better.
On the other hand, this pizza recipe is very simple and may actually be a tasty snack. I may have to try it out so I can have a more informed opinion.
Have you ever made this “pizza”? How was it?