Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Grad Student Pizza Bread

After we graduated college and before we were married, my husband was working two jobs, one at Jimmy John's. After closing the store at 10 pm (fun, right?), he'd often bring home a big bag of leftover Jimmy John's bread. I was in grad school at the time and we weren't making much money, so I'd try to never let the bread go to waste. One of my favorite ways to use the bread was making pizza bread. This recipe is highly recommended to poor grad students everywhere. And you don't even need to work at Jimmy John's to make it. The stores sell day-old bread for 50 cents.

Grad Student Pizza Bread
Serves 2

1 cheap baguette (such as a Jimmy John's baguette...seriously, no fancy french bread allowed)
1/2 cup tomato sauce (leftover pasta sauce works well)
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
8 slices pepperoni
1/4 of a yellow pepper, diced
1/4 of a red onion, diced
Fresh basil

1. Slice baguette in half and separate pieces.
2. Spread tomato sauce on bread. Top with half of cheese. Top with pepperoni, yellow pepper, red onion, and remaining cheese.
3. Bake at 350 degrees about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
4. Cut into pieces and top with fresh basil.

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