07 October 2008

spinach, prosciutto & garlic pizza bagels

The Shining was playing on the "big screen" (read: in a lecture hall) on Thursday night, and so it was a race against time to think of something to make for dinner. We're trying really hard to eat out only once a week (good for the wallet and way healthier for us), and Friday night was going to be date night, so there was no "let's grab ____" solution. I went to go grab some fresh bagels at lunch, and saw they had pizza bagels on the menu...and voila! a dinner idea.

On the way home from work, I grabbed some mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce (TJ's has AMAZING pizza sauce), spinach and prosciutto.
My suggestion is to toast the bagels once before you put the toppings & sauce on, otherwise it gets kinda soggy. after that, roughly chop a couple of cloves of garlic, and the prosciutto. Throw the garlic in a hot pan with a bit of olive oil in it and let it saute for a few minutes. Then add the prosciutto and let it get crispy. Add the spinach at the very end, as it cooks really quickly. If you notice the mixture getting dry, rinse the spinach right before you throw it in the pan to add some moisture.

Add the sauce, cheese, and toppings to the bagels, and broil them until everything gets melty and golden.

The great part about this was the portability. We wrapped them in foil pouches and took them to the movie with us. Not messy at all. Although it did leave everyone in the lecture hall wondering what smelled so good... :)

1 comment:

Heather said...

ohh i love pizza bagels! these are all grown up with spinach and proscuitto! they look lovely :)