*This is from way back in the early blog days, on the old blog. March 2011. I don't even think they make this cooking cream anymore. Ignore how blah my writing is (this will just make you appreciate me more now) and just use soft cream cheese I guess. The result will be worth the boring instructions.
For the second week in a row I got that new Philadelphia Cooking Creme
for 50 cents. BUT they were out of the original that I wanted. So I
decided to try the Italian Herb and Cheese. Fast forward to a Saturday
night where I've spent the whole day doing chores, and I'm way to tired
to cook a big elaborate meal. I have a a pizza crust sitting on the
counter, pizza sauce and mozzarella in the freezer and I thought, yep
that's all I need. But of course, once I got in the kitchen..the urge to
experiment hit. Here are the results!
One pre made pizza crust (I'm pretty sure I used Boboli)
Pizza Sauce (Think I use Ragu, but any will work)
Philadelphia Italian Herb and Cheese Cooking Creme
Store Bought Pesto
Few Slices of Yellow Onion
First I spread a thin layer of the cooking creme on the pizza crust with
a spatula. Then I spread pizza sauce on top of that layer with the back
of a big spoon, being careful not to press too hard and pull the creme
Next I put handfuls of mozzarella cheese all over. I had some sliced
provolone in the fridge leftover from another recipe and I really wanted
to use it, so I chopped up the slices and put them all over the pizza.
Now you non veggie people, this is where the recipe ends.
But not for my half! I sliced up a little yellow onion and spread the
pieces over my half. Not very much at all, just enough to give it a
little flavor. Then I got a spoonful of pesto and let little drops fall
off the spoon over my half. Then I just followed the baking instructions
on my pizza crust! It literally took 5 minutes to prepare! And there
was none leftover so I'd say it was well received!