It’s What’s for Dinner in Mommyknowsville

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Well, it’s what was for dinner a couple of nights ago. By popular demand I am going to show you how to go about making the salad/pizza dish and cornbread salad that I made at the Kraft Kitchens with Chef Harry Crane and Danielle of foodmomiac.

I’ll start with the ‘Bistro Salad/Pizza‘ combo (cornbread salad coming soon)! Mmmmm!

Prep: 6 minutes / Total time: 22 minutes

Bistro Salad / Pizza

I think the beauty of this meal (besides the great taste), is the presentation. It looks good. In reality, you could just pop the pizza in the oven and serve up the salad on the side, but it’s better this way. It’s attractive! You could fool guests into thinking you’re somewhat sophisticated. Well I could! Then again, you should see my friends.

delissio ultimate

OK, so maybe this isn’t so much a recipe as a serving suggestion! When I was cooking at the Kraft Kitchens, we used a Kraft Digiorno Flat Bread Pizza, in Canada we have Kraft Delissio Ultimate Pizza (see photo above).

pizza in oven

Follow the instructions on the box! I know, I know … I told you it’s more of a serving suggestion than a recipe.

you might need these

Mr. MK forces encourages me to save the cardboard inserts, they come in handy when you take the pizza out of the oven, especially because you have to cook them right on the oven rack. There good for slicing up the pizza on too.

While the pizza is cooking, you can get the salad going.

salad ingredients

Pretend, there are pine nuts in this photo. I didn’t notice they were missing until is was too late! I used: organic baby arugala, red onion, Kraft feta cheese, pine nuts and Kraft balsamic vinaigrette.

baby arugala

I used about 4 cups of lettuce.

red onion

You’ll need about a 1/4 cup of finely sliced red onion.

feta cheese

Don’t start eating the Kraft feta cheese before you add 1/4 cup to the salad, you won’t be able to stop. Damn this is good (just sayin’).

pine nuts

You’ll need some pine nuts, about 1/4 cup will work.

kraft balsamic vinaigrette

You guessed it, add a 1/4 cup of Kraft balsamic vinaigrette. Don’t put the dressing on the salad until the pizza is closed to being done, you want a nice crisp salad.

toss salad


**NOTE: I didn’t write down the ingredient quantities when I was helping with this dish at Kraft. The quantities in this post are my own guest’imations. It tasted great (if you don’t like it, you can blame me). I’ve made the salad a THREE times now (with other meals), the 2nd and 3rd times I didn’t measure, it was just as good. Don’t be afraid to experiment.


Remove the pizza from the oven. Slice and pull the pieces back from each other about 1/2″.

Bistro Salad / Pizza

At the Kraft Kitchens Chef Crane, had a very nice wooden serving-board to serve the pizza on. I don’t, so I used a large wooden cutting board. It worked.

What did the kids and Mr. MK think?

I think they liked it.

Umm, I think they liked it!

MK xo
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Hannah · August 30, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Yummy, thanks for sharing that! I’m sure I can substitute all the Kraft products that we can’t get with something similar, and my family will love this. They adore pizza and salad!! :-)
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    MommyKnows · August 30, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    It was a hit here Hannah. As always thanks for stopping by :)

Naomi · August 30, 2009 at 6:33 pm

I don’t think I have ever presented pizza so elegantly… I’ll have to try it!
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    MommyKnows · August 30, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Why thank you madame! It looks pretty spiffy for frozen pizza doesn’t it. I think your Digiornio brand is a bit better suited than the Delissio brand. The ones here that are the right crust flavour are square. It wouldn’t work for my presentation. Thanks as always for stopping by.

Todd · August 31, 2009 at 12:19 pm

That was certainly one fine looking meal :)
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    MommyKnows · September 1, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    @todd – Thank you kind sir! Quick, easy and very tasty.

Corvus · August 31, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Love adding fresh veggies to frozen pizza! It can make an ordinary pizza taste soooo good, and saves big!

    MommyKnows · September 1, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    @corvus – That’s a good idea! I should buy a frozen cheese pizza for the kids and let them top it with their favourites.

Mandy · September 1, 2009 at 10:15 am

Many thanks for sharing this! The pizza looks awesome – I love the pine nut/lettuce combo :-)

    MommyKnows · September 1, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    @mandy – No problem :) Mmmm, I love the pine nuts.

Madeline · September 1, 2009 at 2:01 pm

My parents have a brick oven, and they love to throw pizza parties…what a cool way to add a salad into the mix.
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    MommyKnows · September 1, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    @madeline – mmm … pizza oven, I am jealous!

Executive Resume Services · September 2, 2009 at 8:08 pm

OMW!! I am drooling now. If it were possible, I would eat pizza every day. Especially different kinds like this. Too bad my kids would pick out everything but cheese and pepperoni. My husband and I would devour it, though. :)

Thanks for the step by step. Yum.

P.S. Your camera takes fantastic pictures! What brand is it? I’m in the market for a new one. Thx.

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Rolf · September 3, 2009 at 3:39 am

Ok, now i HAVE to eat pizza today..
And I was planning on having salad to save some calories :(
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Kristin · September 4, 2009 at 7:41 am

Oh that’s all look so tasty I’ii try it the pizza recipe:). Thank’s for sharing!
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Paul · September 7, 2009 at 4:51 am

I’m sitting here having lunch a boring ham and cheese roll. Pizza presented this way looks amazing
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Klara · September 7, 2009 at 7:30 am

Mmmm looks very very good. But if have somebody to cooking it for me:))))

dotskier · September 9, 2009 at 6:11 am

Hi, I’ve stumbled upon your blog. The pizza looks yummy! Now, I’m craving for it. My daughter likes to eat pizza and I’ll definitely try this pizza recipe. Thanks for sharing!
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trauringe · September 12, 2009 at 8:22 am

Thanks for the pizza recipe and GREETINGS FROM GERMANY.

MommyKnows · September 13, 2009 at 7:13 pm

@trauringe — thanks for stopping by! Hello from Canada.

rachel · September 16, 2009 at 4:26 am

nice recipe….thanks for sharing…

Christopher Lance · September 17, 2009 at 2:23 am

Looks different I would try it though.
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Shannon @ Lullaby Baby Carriers · September 17, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Wow! The food looks awesome and the simplicity is astounding! Thanks for sharing.
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Toni · September 20, 2009 at 7:27 pm

I’m done with salad on the side. It’s definately going on top from now on. Great photos!

Nina · September 29, 2009 at 5:27 am

Ohh interesting and different recipe. Sure I’ll try it. Thanks for sharing.

rusty@lady head vases · August 2, 2010 at 2:46 am

hmmm,,,, yummy. i like your pizza :)

Michael · August 19, 2010 at 10:08 am

That pizza looks yummy!

abdominoplasty · August 29, 2010 at 4:21 am

yummy yummy yummy… I love pizza, that looks delicious. and thank you very much for the recipe.

horsegames · August 30, 2010 at 3:46 am

that pizza looks really delicious.

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