Week 2: Spaghetti Pizza

If you’re a fan of the Nickelodeon show iCarly, or you spend a lot of time around kids who are fans, or if you’re a reader of the New York Times food section, you’ve probably heard of spaghetti tacos.  Basically, it’s spaghetti inside a taco shell.  Kids love them (so I’ve been told).

When I was first dreaming of making a new pizza each week, I made a rough draft of some pizzas I wanted to include.  One of those pizzas, probably inspired by reading about spaghetti tacos, was spaghetti pizza.

This week I was doing some reading on the internets and I found out that January 4th was National Spaghetti Day.  Seeing how it was January 4th when I was reading this and I already had dinner planned for the night, I could not participate in the holiday.  Instead, I decided to celebrate late by making spaghetti pizza later in the week.

When I first envisioned making this pizza, I imagined it with some sort of a garlic bread crust.  I ended up using my basic pizza dough, but added three minced garlic cloves to the dough to give it a garlicky flavor.  I then prepared the pizza like usual, but instead of a layer of sauce and “normal” toppings, I added already cooked spaghetti noodles mixed with pizza sauce.  The pizza was topped with mozzarella and Parmesan and cooked for about 10  minutes.

When the pizza came out of the oven, I brushed the crust with garlic butter.

This pizza was good, but nothing extraordinary.  The garlic flavor in the crust ended up being pretty subtle.  My husband and I both agreed that some other toppings would have been good on it, such as mushrooms, bell pepper, pepperoni, etc.  I don’t plan on making it again, except as some sort of novelty pizza if the occasion so arises.

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8 Responses to Week 2: Spaghetti Pizza

  1. Carbo load!!! I feel like kids would go nuts for this stuff.

    • Golda says:

      Yes, it was a lot of carbs! It’s a very filling pizza – you definitely don’t need to eat a lot to be full. When I was eating it I thought it seemed like something you’d eat before running a marathon.

  2. Charee says:

    Interesting concept…i can def. see how kids would go crazy for it! Yet, something is holding me back from trying this one myself…perhaps if you made it for me that would be a different story.

    • Golda says:

      I’d say that I’d make it for you if you came and visited, but it wasn’t that amazing (although it did taste better today). Now if you bring a bunch of small children who think it’s the coolest thing ever, I might think about it.

  3. Brenda McElyea says:

    Don’t know why but this one made me think of a good kid’s book: “The Princess and the Pizza” by Jane Asch. Hey! Wish I had thought of that when you were looking for a title for the blog! :)

  4. Cherish says:

    So bizarre! I would never think of putting spaghetti on pizza. If you ever do it again, try alfredo instead. :-)

  5. Melissa says:

    I have a feeling my boys would love this. It wouldn’t be my favorite but still looks good.