Making Left Over Pizza

by Joanne on August 24, 2010

Monday was a rest day from running.  I did get the metatarsal pads but they are so uncomfortable.  I’m thinking more damage will be done if I wear them than if I don’t. Think I’ll see how it goes this week before putting those pads into my sneaks.  

Monday AM, back and shoulders were tortured worked before setting out on about a 3 mile plus walk with Shane.  It was a good weight workout because there was no running nor aerobics beforehand to tire me out.  There was a little rain lingering but we didn’t get thoroughly soaked.

Tuesday AM, those feet wanted to run.  A 1 mile warm up followed by a 2 x 2 mile Tempo pace with 2 minutes easy jogging in between. I did 1 mile at tempo, scaling down to finish.  Chest and arms were worked with cables and weights for 40 minutes then Shane went for a 4 1/2 mile run with me after gym time was complete.  Today’s total running miles = 11.1.  All body parts felt good. 

Left Over Pizza


Why would you “make” left over pizza? Because everything you put on it is too good to toss out.


If you just so happen to go out in Utica and have left over greens, bring them home. You need them to make this pizza. If you just so happen to make Panzanella salad, don’t toss out the left over tomatoes and onions.  You need them to make this pizza.  Get the idea?   Using your imagination and the leftovers in the fridge, you can make one super delicious Pizza Pie.


Step 1:

  • 1 package whole wheat pizza dough
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • pinch garlic powder

Preheat the oven to 450 F.  On a non stick pan sprayed with non-stick spray, work the dough into the desired pizza shape.  *I like rectangular since I’m not good at circles. 

Once formed, brush on the oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic.  Put into the oven for 5 minutes.  Remove and begin the layering.


Step 2 Layers:

  1. Left over tomatoes and red onions from Panzanella salad.
  2. *If you like, add a can of black beans or, Ted wanted 2 Morning Star Veggie Patties crumbled and added to the pizza. 
  3. 1/2 cup Marinara Sauce
  4. Left over meatless greens (these are sautéed escarole, garlic, onions, hot peppers, cheese, bread crumbs…all things good).
  5. Left over Mozzarella (from the Panzanella salad).
  6. Top Mozzarella with torn pieces of fresh basil leaves
  7. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese.

Reduce oven temperature to 425 F and bake the pizza for about 15 minutes.  Let it sit for 5 minutes then slice and enjoy.


Gosh I do love my pizza!

Your favorite pizza toppings ARE?????


Print Friendly, PDF & Email


  • At 2010.08.24 09:07, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

    I’m craving pizza now, that looks so cheesy!

    I love cheese, pepperoni, red onion and sweet corn on a pizza 🙂

    • At 2010.08.24 16:26, Joanne said:

      Love cheese! 🙂

      • At 2010.08.24 09:12, christina said:

        i love this concept!
        i’m a huge fan of margherita pizza – so simple and delicious!

        • At 2010.08.24 16:26, Joanne said:

          Thanks 🙂

          • At 2010.08.24 15:14, Amanda @ Bakingwithoutabox said:

            I’m all for using everything left in the fridge. Great idea! I’m usually a pepperoni girl.
            Awesome workouts!

            • At 2010.08.24 16:26, Joanne said:

              The greens were just too good to toss out.

              • At 2010.08.24 15:24, Heather said:

                Yummy pizza! That cheese is so tempting!! 🙂

                • At 2010.08.24 16:27, Joanne said:

                  Thanks… and whole wheat too. No guilt right 😉

                  • At 2010.08.24 16:24, kilax said:

                    You might want to give the pads another try! I have some pads in my shoes that took awhile to get used to, but I did 🙂

                    • At 2010.08.24 16:27, Joanne said:

                      I will, I’m just afraid the pads might aggravate the pain that seems to have faded.

                      • At 2010.08.24 17:35, Monet said:

                        Hi Joanne! I love your leftover pizza. I have never thought of putting beans on top of my pizza, but it is a great idea…delicious and nutritious. Thank you for sharing with us!

                        • At 2010.08.24 17:45, Mary (A Merry Life) said:

                          Love that idea… that pizza looks delicious! My favorite pizza topping is spinach. 😉

                          • At 2010.08.24 20:26, Katie H. said:

                            Oh the pizza looks fantab! My fave toppings are cheese cheese and cheese. And maybe black olives.

                            • At 2010.08.25 18:53, claudia lamascolo said:

                              this looks fantastic! wow delicious yum!

                              • At 2010.08.26 10:42, Andrea (Off Her Cork) said:

                                I love pizza so much that we have it every Thursday! Mmmm cheesy goodness! Nice use of leftovers. 😀

                                Previous post:

                                Next post: