Pita Pizza

Just about anything can be transformed into a pizza crust. Besides packaged baked pizza crusts, you could use pita bread.

What You'll Need:

Olive oil
1 six, eight, or 10-inch baked pizza crust, pita bread
Thick spaghetti sauce (such as “Newman’s Own Pasta Sauce”)
8-ounces mozzarella or provolone (Buy it grated or you can grate.)
Optional: grated Parmesan or Romano cheese (not that canned stuff)
Easy Topping Ideas: Chopped broccoli or spinach, red, yellow, green peppers, very thinly sliced onions, sliced olives, quartered bottled artichokes, mushrooms, thickly sliced tomatoes, corn, etc.
What You'll Do:

1. Preheat the oven to 400. Cover the baking sheet with foil. Spread some olive oil onto the foil with a piece of paper towel. Put the crust onto the greased foil.

2. Spoon the sauce onto the crust, spreading a thin layer of sauce almost up to the edges. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the pizza; about one cup for an 8-inch pizza. Sprinkle on a little Parmesan cheese if you like. Make it a basic cheese or put on toppings.

3. Put into the oven and bake for 15 minutes until the cheese starts to brown. (You can use a toaster oven but you may have to cut the pizza in half to make it fit. Oil the foil and proceed. Watch it carefully – it’s easy to burn a pizza in the toaster oven.) Remove from the oven and slice into wedges.

You Decide: You’re the chef, create your own pizza. Maybe you like feta cheese and spinach or a pizza with sautéed mushrooms and smoked Gouda cheese. I know two girls who like frozen corn and pepper-jack cheese on their pizza. (Call it Tex-Mex Pizza.) If you’re in a hurry, use chopped, frozen vegetables. (They aren’t quite as nutritious as fresh veggies but they’re still veggies.)

Large baking sheet
Aluminum foil
Pizza cutter or chef’s knife
Possibly, a cutting board

By: Anne Vassal


by GL reader | 2/1/2016