Eat a Pita Pizza

Total Time:
17 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
7 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 (1-pound) package large pita breads (6 pita rounds)
  • 1 1/2 cups Best Basic Red Sauce, recipe follows, or store-bought pizza sauce, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella or Monterey Jack (about 6 ounces), divided
  • Best Basic Red Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped yellow onions (1 medium yellow onion)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (2 cloves garlic)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • Inactive Prep Time:
  • Ease of preparation:
  • Eat-a-Pita Pizza for 1:
Directions

Make sure the oven rack is in the lower 1/3 of the oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Lay the pita rounds on 2 large baking sheets. Pour 1/4 cup of the Best Basic Red Sauce or pizza sauce on each round and spread it evenly with the back of the spoon. Top each with 1/4 cup of the grated cheese.

Bake until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, about 6 to 8 minutes. Using oven mitts or pot holders, remove the sheets from the oven. Cut each pita pizza into 6 slices with a sharp knife or pizza cutter, transfer them to a plate using a turner, and serve immediately.

Best Basic Red Sauce:

In a medium, heavy pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, salt, basil, oregano and black pepper, and cook, stirring, until soft, 5 minutes.

Place the tomatoes in a large bowl and squeeze to break into small pieces. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, and sugar to the pot and stir well. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.

Lower the heat to medium-low, and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally with a heavy wooden spoon.

Yield: 10 cups

Eat-a-Pita Pizza for 1:

For each pita round, you'll need just 1/4 cup of the Best Basic Red Sauce or store-bought pizza sauce and 1/4 cup of your favorite grated cheese. Preheat a toaster oven to 400 degrees F and assemble your pita pizza according to the directions above. Carefully place your pita pizza in the toaster oven and bake it for 6 to 8 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Using a turner, carefully transfer your pita pizza to a cutting board and cut it into 6 slices with a sharp knife or pizza cutter. Transfer the pita pizza to a plate and serve immediately.

Yield: 6 servings

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