Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pita Pizzas

Pizza at our house has taken on a new, healthier and whole lot cheaper meaning of late.  I found this recipe for individual pizzas.  Even the pizza connoisseur among us thinks they're pretty great.

  • Take some whole wheat pita bread.  If you'd like, you can brush the top with a bit of olive oil, but I always forget that step and they taste just fine.
  • Spread some Italian tomato paste on top.  For the five of us, I use two of those little cans, and it makes one or two pizzas for each of us.
  • Add your favorite toppings.  I chopped and diced some leftover chicken and veggies that I had in the fridge:  broccoli, red pepper, mushrooms, red onion (soak for 5 min in balsamic vinegar to sweeten the taste), and a few slices of pepperoni for the die-hard Dominoes fan.  I also opened a can of sliced olives, some pineapple chunks, and put out some grated mozzorella cheese.

Everyone makes up their own pizza.  Save the cheese for last, so that it will melt and hold everything together!Set the oven for Broil and put 'em in there.  An old, weathered cookie sheet works best:o)

Oh, yummy.  I think I've given up Dominoes for good!

13 comments:

Judy said...

Dominoes has NOTHING on you!
Looks woooonderful.

Bill said...

Wow, these look delicious! And easy! I like the tip about soaking the onion in balsamic vinegar, too.
I'm filing this away for my summer trip to the Thousand Islands. This will make one of the dinners easy, and picky eaters won't make things difficult for those of us that eat anything that doesn't run fast enough to escape.

Leslie said...

I love pita pizza's too. I like to use fresh tomato, basil and a little cheese ~ soo low in calories and delicious.

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Hi Karen, these look delicious, and so easy. I love being able to use some leftovers to create something new! Ciao, bella!

Rizzi said...

THEY LOOK SO YUMMY KAREN, WISH I LIVED CLOSER. WE MAKE PIZZA ON THE OUTSIDE GRILL, THEY TURNED OUT REALLY DELICIOUS TOO. MUST TRY THEM IN THE OVEN. WE HAD SNOW AGAIN, I GUESS MY WISH CAME TRUE, THAT IS ALL I WISHED FOR...SNOW....AND MORE
SNOW.....NOW I AM WISHING FOR SPRING....
WE'LL SEE HOW FAST IT COMES. HAVE A NICE DAY....LOVE, AUNT RIZ

Bernideen said...

Oh yummy Karen - I am printing this out! Looks fab!

Jen said...

Yum....we do homemade pizzas in the summer on the grill alot....I go get crusts downtown at a local bakery...we love it..

Flat Creek Farm said...

They look wonderful! This reminds me of something I used to do when dieting. It is so amazingly satisfying to sit down and eat one of these, but yet so healthy. Thank you for the inspiration and reminder!! (I'm coming back here to check this out again after I buy some supplies ;)) -Tammy

Pam said...

Those look wonderful. And healthy too.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

These look SOOOO good! I've been on a kick lately of making pizza dough in my bread machine and making us a homemade pizza. I haven't tried individual ones though or tried using pita breads, great idea :)

I would have never thought about soaking the red onion, thanks for the tip :)

Renna said...

Hubby and I have begun this new year eating healthier. We allow ourselves the occasional splurge of something really yummy, but our overall diet is about healhty eating. I'm happy to learn about these little pizzas, and they will be on our menu very soon. Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

I'm gonna make your pizzas really soon!

Angela said...

I just finished supper, but these sure make me hungry all over again..LOL