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Friday, April 20, 2012

Pizza Sandwiches - Cooking with the Grandkids

                        Child sized and, they had a great time making them.

My grandmother used to make the best pizza sandwiches on sliced Italian Roma buns, in her restaurant.
I still use her recipe to this day. If it ain't broke don't fix it.They have a fresher taste than using prepared pizza sauce. True Italian restaurant flavor. The use of garlic spread really makes them fantastic.
I had a lot of fun making these as a little girl, and thought it would be a great way to introduce cooking to my grandchildren. I use all types of breads, Italian, French, fresh baked white loaves. Hot dogs buns work surprisingly well to make smaller kid size sandwiches.

This recipe is for ham and mushroom  (and) sausage and mushroom. It makes about 40 small sandwiches, so you'll have to downsize if you're not feeding a large brood. These are so simple that you really don't need a recipe.

Ingredients:
3 packages hot dog buns- separated -
1 recipe Easy garlic butter
2lbs. mild sausage- I use Bob Evans country mild
1lb. cooked ham slices  -
1tsp. garlic powder
1-29oz. can tomato sauce
2-16oz. cans of  mushrooms
2lbs shredded mozzarella

Preparation:
Fry the sausage with the garlic powder. Drain the fat, and allow to cool.
Spread the bun halves with thin layer of  garlic butter.
Then spread about 1Tbl. of tomato sauce.
Add whatever toppings you like.
Top with shredded mozzarella, and bake until the cheese just begins to brown.


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