I would just like to tell everyone that my Mom is awesome. Yep, she’s pretty stinking cool.
I bet I call her at least twice a day. I’m not sure what I would do without her.
Besides her youngest child, she also loves care packages. Every now and then she will send me something in the mail. It’s one of the few things I enjoy getting in the mailbox.
Yesterday though, Mom sent me these super cute mini casserole dishes by way of my brother who came down for a quick visit. That’s right. She bought them at 8am in small town, TN and I had them in south Atlanta by that afternoon. Now that is service.
Aren’t they the cutest things you have ever seen?! As soon as I opened them I HAD to use them as soon as possible. So I did a little Googling and found a Giada de Laurentis recipe for Pizza Pot Pies which I adapted to be a little more cheesy.
They came out wonderful. I love them. The kids love them and I didn’t have to try to fit a big pot of leftovers in the fridge.
Pizza Pot Pies
Pizza Dough – homemade or store bought
1 1/2 cups Marinara
2 chicken breasts, boneless/skinless
1/3 cup chopped black olives
1 cup Ricotta
1/2 cup Mozzerella
1 bell pepper
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
Preheat your oven to 400. Meanwhile, chop your chicken and saute until just cooked through in a skillet.
Add the chicken and the rest of the ingredients ( except the dough) in a large bowl and mix well.
Portion the mixture into 4 mini casserole dishes and top with a little more cheese.
Cut the dough into 4 pieces and stretch over the tops of each dish. Make sure to cut vents for steam.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the inside is bubbly. Serve and enjoy!
What a great idea! This is fabulous!
Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels says
The pizza pot pies look SOO delicious. That such a wonderful idea, I need to try that out! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe.
Brie: Le Grand Fromage says
those dishes are so cute! great recipe to break them in with, too. your blog and photos are looking so professional! you should be very proud of how your blog is growing! congrats! 🙂
What a great idea!! Those little pots are so cute. Gotta get me some.
lovely looks delicious
Julie M. says
Those dishes are sooo cute! I love them! The pizza pot pie's not too shabby either. Nice work!
What a cute idea and fabulous dishes! Mom's are just the best :o)
Bonnie @ See How She Runs says
those are so beautiful! great looking crusts too
love those pots of pizza, who da thunk it… and can't beat the cost nor the taste
I was literally just looking at this recipe on foodnetwork.com before scanning tastespotting to see what was new. I didn't save it because the pic on foodnetwork wasn't flattering – now I have bookmarked it and will try it! Thanks for changing my mind!
Chicago Cuisine Critique says
I love this idea. Yum! 🙂
Haha, those pots are adorable. Little lids and everything! And don't think I don't see you, $10 Sur la Table spatula. Oh, I see you.
@Kristina – Ha! Do you have one too? What a coincidence.
The Cooking Photographer says
What a cool mom you have! And those pot pies are adorable.
I talk to my mom at least once a day, too… and sometimes twice! If I don't talk to her for one day, I feel like I haven't spoken to her in a year.
I love these little ramekins, and the pizza pot pie is such a cute idea!
I gasped about 5 times before I could say "Did that just say "Pizza Pot Pie?"
Stephanie @ The Brunette Foodie says
OMG these sound so good.
Busy Working Mama says
YUM! What a fabulous recipe, and yes the dishes are lovely!