Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pizza in a Bowl?

Sorry kids, I was too hungry to worry about taking lots of pictures. 
Ya get what ya get... a quick snapshot before I horked down my meal. 
Why was I so famished you ask? Or maybe you didn't.
I'mma gonna tell ya anyway. 
I thawed chicken and had no further plans for dinner. 
Hunger pangs came 'round bout 5:30 and I raced to invent a meal. 
It literally happened just like this... I closed my eyes and grabbed a can of soup from the pantry, and then proceeded to design my meal around that can of cheddar cheese soup and chicken. 

It was amazingness. I am in love. I am biased to anything with noodles, and cheese. And chicken. Ya'll know how much I like chicken. But seriously. It was soooo yummy. Simple too!

5 or so boneless/skinless chicken breasts
1 can of Campbell's cheddar cheese soup
1 box of whole wheat penne
1 and half regular size jars of spaghetti sauce ( I used Francesci Rinaldi - Pepper and Mushroom it is the perfect sauce. So good. Buy it.)
2 cups of shredded cheese ( I used marbled jack)
A few dashes of Italian seasoning

1. Cube chicken (salt it)
2. Heat some oil in a pan and cook chicken through
3. Boil penne to al dente, drain
4.Near the end of cooking throw a few dashes of Italian seasoning on the chicken. 
5. Mix the chicken and cheddar cheese soup together and toss it into a 9x13 baking dish. 
6. Put the cooked penne on top
7. Next layer is the sauce
8. Top with the shredded cheese. 
9. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes until heated through. 
10 Turn on the broiler for the last minute if you like brown and bubbly cheese. 
11. Eat
12. Eat more
13. Eat again

So why is it called pizza in a bowl??? Because Caterina, one of the girls my MIL babysits called it that. And that is that. :) :) :) 
PS. My brother LOVED this and made it again later on in the week! 


  1. YUM! Your recipe looks really good! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared this recipe with us.
    I hope to see you there!

  2. hahaha! I've done that so many times. I've been too hungry to take a picture and inhaled the meal.