I don't think our family has ever met a pancake that we didn't like. Tonight's meal was no exception. While hubby seemed a bit skeptical about the idea of a savory pancake, I had high hopes that our meal would be tasty. I found this recipe for Pizza Pancakes on PlainChicken's blog (a great food blog to check out!) and had to try it. Given our love of pancakes, and the fact that I had never tried making a savory one, I wanted to give it a go. I also thought it would be a super fun meal for Ethan and who doesn't love pancakes for dinner? :)
- 2 cups Bisquick (I used the Heart Smart version)
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt (I added this ingredient to the original recipe)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk (I used skim)
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup pepperoni (I used Hormel's mini version)
- 1 cup sausage, cooked and crumbled (I used country sausage)
- 1/4 cup mushrooms, sliced (I omitted this ingredient)
- Pizza sauce (warmed), for dipping
In a large bowl, combine the Bisquick, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and garlic salt. Combine the eggs and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
Fold in the cheese, pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms. Next time I will use a spicier Italian sausage. The country sausage was fine, but I think Italian sausage would be better.
Pour the batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle. I used a skillet on the stovetop, greased lightly with butter. :)
Turn when bubbles form on top; cook until the second side is golden brown.
Serve with pizza sauce.
I struggled with what side/veggie I was going to serve with pancakes for dinner. Then it hit me...tomatoes would be perfect! I decided to make Oven Roasted Tomatoes with Fresh Mozzarella.
- 2 medium tomatoes
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- Italian seasoning, to taste
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced into 1 oz portions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Slice each tomato into 4 thick slices. Season tomatoes to taste with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
Slice fresh mozzarella into 1 ounce portions and place one slice on each slice of tomato.
Bake for 10 minutes, then turn oven to broil and continue to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until cheese begins to bubble and brown slightly.
Serve while hot!
This will definitely be a dinner that we add to our rotation. Everyone loved it and it was super easy to whip up!