Is It a Pizza?

from Anna Loughlin 

Today’s recipe has 8-10 servings and the cost for ingredients for this recipe was $20.00! A cost of $2.00 per person! In the summer you can grow your own vegetables, which would bring down your cost.

  • 5 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 package (24 ounce frozen potatoes shredded potatoes for hash browns, thawed or a 5lb. bag of  russet potatoes peel and shred, then squeeze out all water from the potatoes use a cheese towel.
  • 1  cup chopped onion
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded muenster cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced zucchini (1 medium)
  • 8  ounces fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, peeled seeded, cut in chunks
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese

1. Grease pan and sprinkle bread crumbs in prepared quiche dish. Shake out excess. 

2. In bowl, combine potatoes, onions,3/4 cups of the muenster cheese, the butter, oregano, salt, and   pepper to taste; mix well. Transfer to quiche dish, pressing mixture firmly on bottom; build an edge  1/2 inch high. Bake in 450 degree oven for 25 minutes.

3.While potatoes crust bakes, heat oil in a pan; add zucchini, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Sprinkle with basil, salt and peper to taste. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

4. Remove baked potato crust from oven. Spread evenly with zucchini mixture. Sprinkle with remaining  muenster cheese, then with the parmesan cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.  Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into wedges to serve.

I hope you enjoy this nutritious meal! Remember, you can always switch up the ingredients to what you have stored in your fridge. 

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