I guess I’m a weirdo because I’m not a huge pizza person.  Never have, never will.  But once in a while, I can definitely go for it!  One week night, I was really craving it. Since there’s no way we’d have time to make pizzas the way we usually like to, I decided to get creative.

Whelp, it doesn’t get much easier than this.  And they came out AWESOME!

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Ingredients:

  • 4 whole wheat pita pockets
  • Fresh mozzarella, sliced thinly
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Rao’s marinara sauce (jar)
  • Fresh basil

Directions: 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Lay the pitas flat down on a baking sheet (you may need to separate into 2 trays to make 4 pizzas).  Drizzle with about 1-2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.  Bake for about 2-3 minutes until slightly crispy & golden.

Take out and top with as much marinara sauce as desired.  I like a lot of sauce, but because they are so thin, try not to overdo it.  Top with about 3 or 4 thin slices of fresh mozzarella and a little fresh basil.  Sprinkle with a little salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper to taste.  Bake in the oven for another 5 minutes until the mozzarella is fully melted, but not overdone.

image[1] image[2]Yup, that’s it!  Enjoy this healthy pizza for lunch or dinner.

-Cristina