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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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29 comments… add one

  • Hannah August 30, 2009, 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, 7:10 pm

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

  • Naomi August 30, 2009, 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, 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, 12:19 pm

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

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

  • Corvus August 31, 2009, 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, 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, 10:15 am

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

  • MommyKnows September 1, 2009, 12:19 pm

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

  • Madeline September 1, 2009, 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, 6:31 pm

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

  • Executive Resume Services September 2, 2009, 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.

    Erin Kennedy
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  • Rolf September 3, 2009, 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, 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, 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, 7:30 am

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

  • dotskier September 9, 2009, 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, 8:22 am

    Thanks for the pizza recipe and GREETINGS FROM GERMANY.

  • MommyKnows September 13, 2009, 7:13 pm

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

  • rachel September 16, 2009, 4:26 am

    nice recipe….thanks for sharing…

  • Christopher Lance September 17, 2009, 2:23 am

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

    Wow! The food looks awesome and the simplicity is astounding! Thanks for sharing.
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  • Toni September 20, 2009, 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, 5:27 am

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

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

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

  • Michael August 19, 2010, 10:08 am

    That pizza looks yummy!

  • abdominoplasty August 29, 2010, 4:21 am

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

  • horsegames August 30, 2010, 3:46 am

    that pizza looks really delicious.

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