THIS week I bring you two back to school recipes that the whole family will love!
Whether the kids are back at their desks or have still got a week or so left of holidays, these tasty dishes will help you get organised and prepared for those busy weeknights.
They are so simple that the kids can even help to prepare them, so get organised and fill that freezer ready for the return-to-term school rush.
This week’s top tip is to make sure you always have a few batches of sauces in the freezer.
I always have tomato sauce in the freezer that I can use for pasta, meatballs or lasagne. They can be such a help for those evenings when you run out of time and have no idea what you are going to serve for dinner.
Get batching those sauces!
Easy Puff Pizza (Serves 4)
Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Cook time: 20-25 minutes
YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 sheet pre-rolled puff pastry
- 200g jar pizza sauce
- Toppings (ham, mushroom, sweetcorn, chicken or whatever you fancy)
- Grated cheddar or mozzarella (or whatever cheese you have in the fridge)
METHOD: Roll out the puff pastry. Take a knife and lightly score a border around an inch from the outside of the pastry. This will allow the pastry to puff up around the sauce and toppings.
Next, spoon on your pizza sauce up the border you have scored.
Now add your desired toppings and finish off by sprinkling with grated cheese.
If cooking now, place in a preheated oven at 180C/160C fan/gas mark 4 for 20-25 minutes until the pastry is golden and the toppings are cooked.
Ready to freeze: Leave the pizza to cool fully after cooking, then slice and place in a labelled, reusable freezer bag.
Ready to eat: Simply defrost, place in the oven at 180C/160C fan/gas mark 4 for around 10 minutes until heated through, and serve.
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