Cheddar Chicken Grilled Cheese is not your MaMa’s grilled cheese. Thick crusty bread, shredded chicken, smoked white cheddar, and a divine Brussels sprouts slaw grilled to perfection!
Although I love traditional grilled cheese, you know the ones made with wrapped sliced cheese on white bread slathered with butter then grilled toasty brown, sometimes you need to shake it up. Besides no offense but I am at a stage in life where I like cheese with a little more. Continue reading “Cheddar Chicken Grilled Cheese”
Brussels sprouts are a love – hate vegetable. Most either love them or hate them. Tim and I happen to be of the love’m group.
I’ve roasted them with grapes, topped a brat with them, made a salad, and now have made two pizza’s with them. Our first brussels sprouts pizza was Scallop Bacon Brussels Sprout Pizza and it was delicious….brussels sprouts and scallops with bacon……yum!
Sometimes, you just know flavors that pair well together. Bacon and brussels sprouts, goat cheese, roasted garlic, and parmesan. Is it a traditional pizza…..oh heavens no, but the flavors are so perfect together, they deserve a turn on a pizza crust.
Marinara was the odd duck out for this recipe, but I needed a sauce and I had a jar of it in the pantry, so I took a chance. When making a recipe, I will get so excited over it, I neglect to write things down….such was the case of the marinara, so I don’t remember the brand. It had a touch of heat too it that was right up TIm’s alley. For all my misgivings about the tomato part… it was perfect.
Precooking the brussels sprouts until they are tender crisp gives them a light caramelization and enhances the flavor. Bacon fat doesn’t hurt either.
If you are looking for a different and unique pizza Brussels Sprouts Goat Cheese Bacon Pizza is that pizza.
3 slices applewood smoked bacon, diced and cooked crisp
2 cups shredded brussels sprouts
1/2 medium onion, sliced thin
2 ounces goat cheese
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 450* degrees.
Place pizza crust on a pizza stone or a baking sheet. If using a baking sheet spray with cooking spray before placing the crust on the sheet.
Cook the bacon in a small skillet until crisp. Remove to drain on paper toweling, reserving 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat in the skillet.
Over medium heat add the brussels sprouts and onion to the reserved bacon fat and cook until tender crisp about 3-5 minutes.
Assemble the pizza ingredient in the following order; pizza crust, marinara sauce, brussels sprouts mixture, roasted garlic, goat cheese, bacon, parmesan cheese.
Place pizza in preheated oven and bake for 15 – 18 minutes or until the cheese is melting and just turning brown. If you wish the cheese to be a little more brown you can broil for the last two minutes of cooking time.
After a long holiday week of delicious food and drink, a change of pace to recoup is in order. Detox Brussels Sprouts Spinach Salad can help.
Shredded brussels sprouts and baby spinach tossed with edamame, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, and just a touch of bacon.
We all do it, every year…..we swear we will only eat a little bit of everything. Instead we eat a lot….of everything, then regret it the next day….or the day after that (leftovers). In fact the average American consumes around 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving…..yikes…..kinda smacks ya in the face doesn’t it!!Continue reading “Detox Brussels Sprouts Spinach Salad”