Monday, March 14, 2011

Recipe Entry: Pita Pizzas

This recipe is from Emily T. She said, "I had these for the first time at a missionary friend’s house in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, and my family has been making them ever since! This is currently our Sunday night tradition- it’s quick and easy and fun to make them together- not to mention they’re yummy."

Pita Pizzas

Core ingredients:

Whole pita bread

1 (6 oz) can tomato sauce (I freeze the leftover sauce each time and use the leftover sauce several times

2 cups mozzarella cheese (or experiment with different kinds of cheese)

Creative ingredients:

The most fun part is that the rest of the ingredients are up to your creativity and taste! Or if you want a really quick meal, you can stick with plain cheese pizzas too. Here’s what Mark and I really like-


1 roma tomato (quartered)

½ green pepper (thinly sliced)

¼ onion (thinly sliced)


Turkey pepperoni slices

Mark does about 5/pita and I just like one slice right in the middle of mine for a hint of pepperoni flavor


Dried oregano

Dried basil

Garlic powder

+ any other toppings you like


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

Spread the pita bread out on a baking sheet in a single layer

Add desired amount of tomato sauce (don’t use too much or the pizza may be a bit soggy)

Sprinkle spices over tomato sauce and cover with cheese

Add the toppings (load ‘em up!)

Add another layer of cheese

Sprinkle lightly with oregano and/or basil to top it off (that makes it look pretty)

Bake for 10 minutes (or until the cheese looks all the way melted)


Thanks Emily!

1 comment:

Emily said...

Recipe correction: I meant to type "sliced" roma tomato, not "quartered"- those would be some thick tomato slices :)