Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Second chance dinner.

I got a coupon in the mail for a free app fromPizza Luce with the purchase of a pizza. Well that's a no-brainer. 

One 16" Spanish chicken and an artichoke dip later... The hubby and I were full and there was plenty of leftovers.

The pizza got reheated and eaten for lunches. But the artichoke dip? That became some entirely new tonight.

I was lazy and didn't feel like dirtying a bunch of dishes since we don't have a dishwasher and there is already several plates and glasses sitting next to the sink and waiting for me to wash them.

So dinner formed into a creamy artichoke marinara pasta with focaccia bread. Quick, simple and delish! It went great with a glass of a petit sirah.

The recipe is simple: 

Combine leftover Pizza Luce artichoke dip with one jar of your fav marinara and heat through. Stir to combine. Serve over cooked pasta with a side of bread for dipping!

If I didn't have the leftovers I would say the recipe would look something
Like this:

1 jar marinara sauce 
4 oz. cream cheese
Handful (1/4 c.) of grated Parmesan
1 jar artichoke hearts, chopped, diced or even Puréed to the consistency of your liking.
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning

Combine and heat through. Serve over pasta.  

This is just off the top of my head and untested but I'll make it sometime and update if needed... Enjoy!


  1. "since we don't have a dishwasher"

    Those are really nice things to have.