Pizza and Pasta

There is more to life than “Meat, Meat, Meat” and we also love our carbs!

Here is a collection of great recipes for our favorite pizza and pasta recipes.

Pizza Recipes

Amazing Leftover Brisket Pizza Easy Brisket Pizza on the Weber Q1200 This is a “cheater pizza” that uses a Pillsbury pre-made pizza crust.  Pizza does not have to be hard to be delicious!




Smoked Turkey Pizza 2 Smoked Turkey Club Pizza This pizza is an interesting idea for your Thanksgiving leftovers but it is better suited to chicken.




Marguerite Pizza Marguerite Pizza Pizza does not get much better than this. Simple and fresh ingredients.  The fresh mozzarella makes all of the difference.




Pizza Pocket Grilled Pizza Pockets These are close to being calzones but are a little more fun.  A great way to use up leftover pizza dough to let the kids make something fun and tasty for the grill.




Flank Steak Pizza BBQ Flank Steak Pizza Take some leftover flank steak along with some onions, grilled veggies along with a pile of mozzarella and you are going to have an incredible pizza on your hands!  Oh yeah, you are going to need some dough to go along with that.




Bacon Crust Pizza Bacon Weave Crust for Pizza You know that bacon makes everything better.  You know that you want bacon on your pizza.  Why not make the whole dang crust out of bacon.  Yeah, we went there.




Santa Fe Pizza Recipe Grilled Santa Fe Pizza take some low fat Ranch dressing, a packet of Mexican seasonings and a few other tasty ingredients and you can grill a delicious Santa Fe style pizza.  These are delicious!




Garlic Pizza Sticks Grilled Garlic Pizza Sticks Dough, butter, garlic and cheese.  Come on, man…you know that you are going to tear into these pizza sticks!




Grilled Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Recipe Grilled Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Oh yeah, baby!  This is an awesome pizza but I think you could make it even better if, after it came off the grill, you topped it with some shredded lettuce and sour cream.




Grilled Pepperoni Pizza Recipe Grilled Pepperoni Pizza If you are going to have a list of pizza recipes then a classic pepperoni has to be on the list.  This is a family favorite.




Pizza Dough Recipe How to Make Pizza Dough in a Bread Machine This is an easy recipe for homemade pizza dough.  This recipe will make your pizza making adventures much easier.




Pasta Recipes

Tettrazini  Smoked Turkey Tetrazzini Leftover turkey pairs up with mushrooms, spinach and a delicious sauce that the family will love.




Fettucine Grilled Chicken Pasta with Cream Sauce This is a great way to use up that leftover grilled chicken in your fridge.  Heck, you could even go grab a rotisserie chicken from the store in a pinch.  Pasta and cream sauce…mmmmm!




 Smoked Garlic Pasta with Cream Sauce This recipe uses 10 cloves of smoked garlic.  While that might seem like a lot, the pungency of the garlic is really muted after it has been smoked.  Amazing flavors and a great low fat dish.




 Smoked Chicken Manicotti This recipe looks fancy but it is easy to prepare and is a great use for leftover chicken.  Who doesn’t love a stuffed pasta?




Stuffed Pasta Recipe Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells Speaking of stuffed pasta, here is a  great recipe that uses leftover hamburgers as a pasta stuffing.  If you don’t have leftover burgers on hand then you can brown up some ground beef instead.




Italian Pasta Salad Recipe Italian Pasta Salad This is an amazing combination of pasta, salami, pepperoni, cheese and veggies.  Cute enough to be a side, hearty enough to be a meal!




Leftover Chicken Cajun Pasta Recipe Cajun Chicken Pasta Take your standard chicken pasta dish and kick it up a notch with some Cajun seasoning and a dash of cayenne pepper.




Leftover Brisket Ramen Brisket Ramen with Snow Peas This is a simple recipe that will warm you up from the inside out.  I like to remove the ramen from the broth to lower the salt content and top with bbq sauce.




 Smoked Meatballs and Spaghetti The family was mixed on this recipe but go ahead and check out the recipe.  You can read both sides of the story and decide if this is something your family would enjoy!




 Hammy Mac and Cheese Transform a standard mac and cheese recipe into a “ham and cheese melt”.  This is a great way to use up the last of your Easter ham!




Pepper Sausage Pasta Pasta with Italian Sausage, Grilled Onions and Roasted Peppers This recipe takes a little work but is worth the effort.  You can take a short cut and use store bought roasted peppers and this will still turn out amazing.