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Ladybug Pizzas


  • 2 sandwich-size whole wheat English muffins, split

  • 4 tablespoons pesto sauce, store-bought or homemade

  • 1 cup shredded provolone or mozzarella cheese

  • 4 slices of ripe tomato

  • 1/4 cup pitted black olives, chopped


Pre-heat the oven or toaster oven to 400°F.

Spread 1 tablespoon pesto on each muffin half. Top each “pizza” with 1/4 cup cheese. Top the cheese with a slice of tomato and scatter the olives over the tomato to look like the dots on ladybug backs. Bake for 7-8 minutes until very crisp and the cheese has melted. Who knew bugs could be so tasty?

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