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Pizza Ghetti

Pizza ghetti is a popular Quebec combination meal, popular not only in Quebec, Canada, but also in several other regions of Canada. The meal consists of sliced half pizza, spaghetti, and tomato sauce. When talked separately, both spaghetti and pizza are popular Italian dishes; however, when combined into a single dish, it is not at all known in Italy. The dish is a popular treat in Quebec in various family and fast food restaurants.

Preparation Overview

The basic pizza ghetti recipe suggests making pizza, slicing it into half, and serving it on a plate containing cooked noodles or spaghetti and tomato based sauce. The pizza is baked in oven by topping pizza crust with cheese, tomato sauce, vegetables, and meat of choice. The noodle dish is prepared by boiling noodles, and combining them with a sautéed mix of sliced onions, sliced bell peppers, cabbage, carrots, seasonings, and herbs. Tomato based sauce can be made with diced tomatoes, tomato puree, bell peppers, and seasonings.

Popular Variation

In United States, pizza ghetti refers to a spaghetti dish prepared along with basic pizza ingredients like olives, pepperoni, tomato sauce, and mushrooms. There is no involvement of pizza crust in this dish. This dish can be baked in oven or cooked in a big pot. The U.S. pizza ghetti recipe suggests browning hamburger meat, and combining it with tomato sauce, tomatoes, olives, olive oil, mushrooms, and noodles. The dish is cooked for around half an hour and served after topping it with cheese. Garlic bread acts as a perfect accompaniment. A recipe variation of pizza ghetti suggests adding pepperoni to the dish, which is spicy Italian–American dry sausage (salami) made with beef and cured pork.