Saturday, July 6, 2013

Quick and Easy Homemade Pizza

We love pizza in this house. Who doesn't love quick, simple, and delicious? But, pizza is often expensive to purchase (never mind, kind of unhealthy) and we don't do it very often. So, we came up with our own idea that keeps our pizza cravings at bay. Ready? It's healthier, fast, cheap, and the possibilities are endless.

Here's what you need:

  • Pita bread (We buy a package of six, seven inch pitas for $1.50 at our local store. Our favorite is Papa Pita's Greek Pita Flat Bread 100% Whole Wheat) 
  • Pizza sauce (You can make your own or go for the easy/quick way which in this case we do...our favorite pizza sauce is Classico Traditional Pizza Sauce. It's perfect and tastes homemade. Again, it's still cheap...about $2 I think at our local store.) 
  • Cheese (We use mozzarella and sometimes sharp cheddar. Often times shredding it ourselves saves money. We've also been adding a little fresh mozzarella too.) 
  • Your favorite toppings: bell peppers, onions, olives, pineapple, ham, hamburger, mushrooms, you name it...:) It's up to you! :) 

Here's the simple how to: 
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. 
  • Place the pita bread on a cookie sheet. (We use stoneware, as that gives it a crispier crust.) 
  • Smoother the bread in sauce to your liking. We find that an ice cream scoop makes it easy to spread and dispense the amount we need. 
  • Add cheese.
  • Top with your favorite toppings. 
  • Place in the oven for 20 minutes. 
  • ENJOY! 
Here's some of our favorite toppings: 
Hawaiian Pizza: Canadian Bacon or Ham cut up into small pieces and pineapple.

Supreme: Sliced olives, beef crumbles, red and green bed pepper, sharp cheddar and onion. Mushrooms are good too if you have any on hand. :) 

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! Quick too! Excited for your food blog!