This is one of my favorite Italian comfort foods, and a great way to use some leftover homemade whole wheat bread. This recipe was adapted from a Rachel Ray recipe.
4 cups day-old whole wheat bread, chopped into bite-sized squares
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
2 cups favorite marinara sauce (homemade or canned)
1-2 tablespoons dried sweet basil
2 cups shredded mozzarella
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil and garlic to the
skillet. When hot, add bread. Season the bread with
salt and pepper.
Toss and cook the bread 7 to 8 minutes then add the marinara (add some chopped fresh tomatoes if they are in season). Sprinkle on the basil. Turn to coat and warm the marinara sauce,
3 to 4 minutes.
Then top with cheese.
Put a lid over the skillet, put heat down to low, and cook until cheese is melted.
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