Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza

This is definitely very quick to put together which is exactly what I need right now with a 4 week old in the house.  It’s also something that my entire family ate which doesn’t happen very often with some picky eaters here.  It was a great quick weeknight meal, but I also think this will be something I’ll occasionally make for lunch here this summer for something different.

1 tube refrigerated pizza crust
1/2 cup alfredo sauce
1/4 tsp garlic salt (I used slightly more than this)
1 cup shredded swiss cheese
1 1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham (I used more like 1 cup)
10 breaded chicken nuggets, thawed and cut into pieces
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Unroll dough into a greased cookie sheet.  Flatten dough and build up the edges slightly.  Bake at 425 for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Spread with alfredo sauce; sprinkle with garlic salt and swiss cheese.  Top with ham, chicken nuggets, and mozzarella.  Bake for another 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and cheese melted.

Side note – I also make a pizza with alfredo sauce, grilled chicken, mushrooms, and italian cheese.  So, you could use 1 jar of alfredo sauce to make two different meals over a couple weeks span.  Which is exactly what I did since we had the chicken and mushroom pizza early last week.

Ham ‘n Cheese Spaghetti Bake

This is a very quick and easy week night meal.  It’s all done in the microwave with the exception of cooking the spaghetti.  My kids would devour this when they were little.  I would even put it in the food grinder when they were a new 1 yr old and they would eat it all.  Now?  Neither one will touch it.  I have no idea why.  Kayla loves lasagna and ravioli, but for some reason won’t do spaghetti and other types of noodles.  Andrew just won’t touch anything pasta.  He’s crazy if you ask me!

1 small onion, chopped
1 4oz can sliced mushrooms, drained
2 tblspns butter/margarine
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp celery salt (the recipe calls for this although I’ve never used it simply because I don’t have any in the house and see no need to buy it for this recipe)
1/4 tsp pepper
8 oz spaghetti, cooked and drained
3 cups cubed ham (I tend to use only 2 to 2 1/2 cups, 3 seems to be too much for us)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In a 12 x 7 x 2 (never knew this recipe had the actual dimensions of the dish 🙂 baking dish, combine onions, mushrooms, and margarine.  Microwave, covered, for 3 1/2 minutes, stirring once.  Stir in cottage cheese, sour cream, celery salt, and pepper.  Add spaghetti and ham – mix well.  Cover.  Cook for 12-14 minutes.  Sprinkle cheese on top and recover.  Let stand until cheese is melted.

I just serve a vegetable and dinner rolls on the side.  This is definitely a yummy quick dish to make!