Triscuit Pizza! A quick and easy snack!
Ah, Triscuit Pizza. This is a “blast from the past” for me. My siblings and I ate our weight in these delicious snacks when we were little. My brother says he can never eat another one because he made himself sick eating a whole plate of them as a teenager. Yes, they are that good. We actually got the recipe from a “cookbook” put together in my brother’s preschool class (almost 20 years ago) and now I make them for my kids. This is a great recipe for busy moms because they are really easy to make and can be thrown together quickly when you have hungry kids (or husbands) who can’t wait until dinner. This is also an inexpensive and easy appetizer for parties, sleepovers, game days, etc. It’s even simple enough that the kids can “help” (or make it themselves! Mom is busy!):
Here’s what you need:
Triscuit crackers (woven square crackers)
Any kind of shredded cheese (I use Colby Jack for most things but mozzarella would be great for this!)
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place crackers in a single layer on a baking sheet (I cover the tray with foil for easy clean up). Spoon pizza sauce on each cracker (probably about a teaspoon full- just enough to cover the cracker). Top with your favorite shredded cheese. Bake in the oven for about 8 minutes- just long enough to melt the cheese. (Keep a watchful eye!) Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
That’s it. Ten minutes total. You know I love quick and easy! You can add your favorite pizza toppings to customize (some toppings will probably need to be precooked since these crackers are really only heated a few minutes). I admit this is not one of my healthier shares (sorry!) but it can be made healthier using pureed tomatoes with Italian seasonings, low fat cheese, and some healthy veggie toppings. Triscuit even makes healthier versions of their crackers now (such as reduced fat and brown rice). Quick, easy, delicious, and holds them over until dinner! Bet you can’t eat just one!
Did you have a favorite snack recipe when you were young? Something that takes you back to the HappyPlace of youth? 😉 Please comment and share!!