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.