Pita Pizza Recipe
Pita pizza is very similar to traditional pizza, the only difference being that the dough on pita pizza is made with pita bread instead of pizza dough. Pita pizza is an easy alternative to regular pizza, especially if you don’t have the dough for a regular pizza. Pita bread freezes well and when making pita pizza bread there is no need to defrost it, it can be cooked as a pizza directly from the freezer. It’s a great meal choice if you want to make something quickly and with very few ingredients. Furthermore pita pizza is a great choice for people who enjoy thin crispy crust on their pizzas.
It’s a very flexible dish: depending on the size of the pita bread that you use, it can be made as a single serving or large enough for several people. Another great point about making pita pizza is that anyone can do it: it’s easy to make so that even children can help out preparing the ingredients and topping the pizza. There are a variety of ways to make a pita pizza: you can simply substitute your regular pizza dough and make the pizza exactly the same way you would normally go about making your pizza. Or you can try this recipe.
Pita Pizza Recipe
- 1 Pita Bread, (regular or whole wheat)
- 1 can of tomato sauce
- 1 Green pepper, chopped
- 1 cup Cauliflower, thinly sliced
- 5 or 6 slices Salami or pepperoni
- You can use canned tomato sauce for your pizza, you can buy bottled pasta sauce or even make your own. The vegetables are suggested servings, but the beauty of homemade pizza is that you can add or subtract any of these ingredients to your liking.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit. Slice the cauliflower thinly when you put it on pizza because if it’s too thick your pizza won’t cook very evenly. I put the tomato sauce on first applying it with the backside of a spoon, then I add the vegetable toppings. Once the vegetables are placed on the pizza you can sprinkle on the cheese. If I do add deli meat on the pizza, I prefer to put it on last so that the deli meat gets crispy in the oven. For crispy deli meats, place them on top of the pizza, but for less crispy, place the deli meats on first, before you sprinkle on the vegetables. Depending on whether you want meat on your pizza or not, you can leave out this step.
- Place the pita pizza in the middle rack of your oven to prevent burning. When the cheese and sides start to get golden brown then you know the pizza is ready. It takes about 10 minutes to cook. Don’t overcook the pita, so make sure to watch it while you are cooking. Since the dough is precooked, it doesn’t need to be in the oven for very long, just long enough to heat the cheese and other toppings. If you notice that the sides start to get burnt, reduce the heat.
- A few minutes before you remove the pizza from the oven, turn it onto broil for one or two minutes. This will cook the top of the pizza and make it crispy, ensuring that the cheese and other toppings get well cooked. Make sure that when you put your oven on broil that you are careful that it doesn’t get burnt because it will heat very fast while on this setting. Your pizza is now ready to be eaten: take it out of the oven carefully because it will be hot. SLice it up and serve.