I had never heard the term "garbage bread" in my life until I was reading a post from the blog http://emmalinaviolet.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/buffalo-chicken-garbage-bread/. This young woman explains that garbage bread is "basically a calzone except you wrap the pizza dough so its in layers." I liked the idea of wrapping or rolling the bread, so I set out to come up with a recipe using ingredients I could find in my refrigerator. Please note that it is not necessary to use the fat free or low fat versions of ingredients that I use. The regular versions will work just fine. My husband said he really liked this one, so I figure it is a keeper!
1 8 oz package of fat-free cream cheese (softened)
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
1/4 tsp dried and crushed rosemary
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt (not pictured)
1/2 tsp black pepper (not pictured)
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (not pictured)
1 tsp hot sauce (more if you like)
1 tsp vinegar of your choice (I prefer rice vinegar)
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. I used my hands (as usual) because I like to leave a few chunks of cream cheese here and there throughout the bread.
1 roll of refrigerated pizza crust (don't use the thin crust variety)
1 9 oz package of frozen spinach, thawed and well-drained
1 to 1 1/2 cups diced ham (I got this at
3/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup of grated mozzarella cheese
1 TBS finely chopped cilantro
1 TBS of butter or olive oil for coating the cooked bread when it comes out of the oven
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Open pizza dough and shape it into a rectangle on a greased cookie sheet. Work with it slowly so it doesn't tear. Allow dough to rest on sheet while you prepare the spinach and the filling. Microwave the spinach for 5 to 6 minutes. Drain in a colander. Squeeze it VERY well between layers of paper towels or a towel.
Spread the filling onto the pizza dough leaving about an inch to 1 1/2 inches of dough around the perimeter with no filling on it.
Fold in the edges of the dough that do not contain the filling as shown in the above photo.