I ran across this recipe for Buffalo Chicken Garbage Bread a year or so ago. While anything with the name “garbage” in it isn’t inherently appealing (or is it just me???), the thoughts of ooey-gooey-spicy-chicken-and-cheese were enough to win me over. I made the Buffalo Chicken Pizza Roll, as I prefer to call it…and it was soooo good. I loved it, Hubby loved it, and my girls would have eaten thirds if I’d let them.
Over the past year, I’ve tweaked the recipe a bit, and I’ve tried it with any number of filling options. One of our favorite combinations is the Philly Cheesesteak Pizza Roll.
Then I saute my ingredients. For this iteration, I cooked my onions and peppers first, and then I added my diced meat and mushrooms. Because I was using peppered meat, I didn’t season it any further.
Then spread on your filling (meat and veggies) and sprinkle with cheese. Here, I used a blend of Mexican cheeses, as that’s what we had. Some Swiss or Provolone would have been even better. The original recipe calls for almost three cups of cheese, but I use considerably less, not more than a cup…just enough to help hold everything together.
Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes (or according to the directions on the pizza dough). Allow it to sit for about five minutes before you slice into this deliciousness!!!
This basic recipe works with so many combinations, and it’s a fantastic outlet for leftover meat. In addition to the Philly Cheesesteak version, I have made the Buffalo Chicken roll with leftover rotisserie chicken, wing sauce, and blue cheese. And I used leftover turkey at Thanksgiving to make a turkey + onion + bacon (cooked and crumbled) + Swiss cheese roll.
(Reference the original recipe for approximate measurements. I don’t measure the filling…if I have more than I need, I save it to go in an omelet the next day = double win!)
It seems the sky is the limit with this recipe, and the results at our house are guaranteed to garner some cheers at the dinner table. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!
MandyE is mom to five-year old fraternal twin girls. A food photographer, she is not, but she blogs about her girls’ adventures, and her journey through motherhood, at Twin Trials and Triumphs.