Introduction and recipe courtesy of K. Lockwood
Here’s a recipe that is good for using up leftovers. Have you ever bought a pack of pita bread, used 4 of them and then the rest sat in the “fridge” and grew mold? There are about 10 of those breads in even in the smallest package, and honestly they don’t make the greatest bread for sandwiches, because they fall apart when you are stuffing things in them. SO, I decided to use them for mini-pizzas the other day. I’m sure it’s been done before, but here are a couple of versions that helped me use up the pita bread and some cheeses I had on hand, plus a few other ingredients.
Pita Bread Pizzas – 2 versions
#1. Ingredients: Pita bread, olive oil, marinara sauce (any kind), sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, chopped garlic.
#2. Ingredients: Pita bread, olive oil, marinara sauce (any kind), chopped fresh tomatoes, shredded white cheddar cheese, chopped green onions.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a pizza pan (or cookie sheet) with aluminum foil. Brush both sides of pita bread with olive oil and place on pan. Heat pita bread in oven for 3-5 minutes on each side. Remove from oven and top with ingredients, starting with marinara sauce. Return pizzas to oven for about 5-7 more minutes. Remove from oven, cool for about 1 minute and cut in halves or quarters for devouring.
You can put virtually any ingredient you want on these pizzas, using up lots of leftovers in a tasty way. Enjoy!