I really have never been a big fan of leftovers but the older I get I am also not a big fan of throwing away perfectly good food.
Friday night we went to a local Italian restaurant, we brought home 6 slices of pepperoni pizza.
I decided I was going to redefine this pizza into a fresh new meal.
I sliced fresh zucchini from the garden, I keep purple onions cut up(finely diced) in the fridge for salads.
Heated a nonstick skillet with EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) placed the zucchini and onions and sauteed until tender. I added salt and pepper to taste as well as marinara sauce(I had in fridge) cook on medium until bubbly then add fresh grated parmesan on top(allow to melt)
While the zucchini was cooking, I placed the left over pizza slices in the toaster oven to get hot and crispy.
Once the pizza was good and hot I removed placed the slice on a paper plate, and placed a heaping spoonful of the zucchini on top of the pizza slice.
It was a brand new dish and no one even knew it was based around left overs. I would be more than comfortable serving this dish for company.
Cheesy pepperoni pizza slice straight from the oven(yes I used paper plates, if I were serving company I would use our dinner plates😁)
Look at that cheesy zucchini😋
No fancy plating technique used here again this was just for my family if I were serving company it would have been a little fancier😉
Next time you are thinking about tossing your leftovers… think again
Redefine your leftovers