Usually I'm not a big fan of Rachel Ray, many of her recipes have long lists of ingredients which I usually don't have. I also find her use of the phrases "Yum-O" and "EVOO" and cutesy recipe names (ahem... sammies...) a bit annoying. My sister, however, is a big fan. And, I must admit, this recipe was awesome. I had everything I needed on hand, it came together in 25 minutes (including the 15 minutes baking time), and it impressed my guests. So in this case, way to go Rachel Ray!
Adapted from Everyday with Rachel Ray
One 16-ounce loaf semolina bread
Spinach or other mixed greens (I used a 50/50 mix)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound chicken sausage or tofu crumbles
3 cloves garlic, chopped
Freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
2 cups shredded provolone cheese
1 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese (3 generous handfuls)
8 thin slices mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 375°.
Cut off the top quarter of the bread lengthwise and scoop out the bottom piece.
In a medium skillet, heat oil t over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, crumbling with a spoon, until browned. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg, if using.
One more thing, I would love to know what kind of recipes you all want to see. If you could take a sec and vote in the poll in my side bar, I would be supremely grateful!
Thanks, can't wait to hear what you all think!