These were the result of a whole loaf of french bread in the freezer, one sad ear of corn, a zucchini that needed sautéing and fresh tomatoes that are so good it’s crazy.
Author: Half Baked Harvest
Fresh Basil Leaves
Ground Black Pepper
Red Chili Pepper
Ground Black Pepper
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).
Make sure the
Fresh Basil Leaves (12)
are really dry so they crisp instead of wilt in the oven. Arrange the basil leaves on a baking sheet and sprinkle with
Olive Oil (1 tsp)
Salt (to taste)
Ground Black Pepper (to taste)
. Toss the leaves with your hands to make sure they’re well-covered.
Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast for 5-10 minutes or until leaves turn dark green and become crispy. Watch closely! Remove from the oven and turn the oven to broil.
While the basil leaves are cooking heat a a skillet over medium high heat. Add
Olive Oil (2 Tbsp)
to pan. Add the
Corn (1 ear)
Red Chili Pepper (1)
Honey (1/2 Tbsp)
Now, add the
. Sauté until the veggies are soft and caramelized. About 5 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Stir in the
Fresh Basil (1/4 cup)
Grape Tomatoes (1/2 cup)
. Set aside.
French Bread (1)
on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with
Salt (1/4 tsp)
Ground Black Pepper (1/2 tsp)
Toast under a broiler until edges are golden brown, about 1-2 minutes (watch closely).
Remove from the oven and place a few of the crispy basil leaves on each of the cut sides of the french bread.
Sprinkle on equal amounts of the
Fontina Cheese (2 cups)
and then top each half with equal amounts of the caramelized garden vegetables. Finish with a sprinkle more of fontina cheese if desired.
Broil on high in the middle of the oven for 5-6 minutes, watching closely and rotating the pan once or twice during broiling. Please, please watch them closely! Everyone's broilers are different so check on the pizzas constantly!
Remove and top with the remaining crispy basil leaves and if desired drizzle with
Balsamic Glaze (to taste)
Nutrition Per Serving
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