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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 409.9
  • Total Fat: 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1,037.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 58.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.7 g
  • Protein: 19.6 g

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Pita Pizza - completely homemade

Submitted by: TAMRACLOVEC
Pita Pizza - completely homemade

Introduction

The pita crust and the sauce are both homemade! This means that there's a good chance you'll have most of the ingredients in your house for whenever you want pizza! Is it as good as delivery? No. Of course not. Will it satisfy your craving for junk food on movie night and keep the kids & hubby happy? Probably ;-) The pita crust and the sauce are both homemade! This means that there's a good chance you'll have most of the ingredients in your house for whenever you want pizza! Is it as good as delivery? No. Of course not. Will it satisfy your craving for junk food on movie night and keep the kids & hubby happy? Probably ;-)
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    For Sauce:
    1 8oz can tomato sauce
    1 small onion, minced
    1/2 green bell pepper, minced
    1t garlic
    1t garlic powder
    1t onion powder
    1t oregano
    1t parsley
    1/2 t basil
    1t no-calorie sweetener

    For Pita Crust:
    2.5C whole wheat flour
    1t salt
    1t garlic powder
    1t onion powder
    1t dried rosemary, crushed
    1T sugar
    2t yeast
    1T EVOO
    1C hot tap water

    For toppings:
    8 mushrooms, sliced thinly
    1/2 bell pepper, sliced thinly
    4 oz part-skim mozzarella, shredded
    4 large leaves basil, shredded

Directions

Makes 4 personal (about 8") thin crust pizzas, or 2 larger pizzas.

For Pita Crust:
1. In a large bowl combine 1C flour with salt, sugar & yeast. Add oil and water.

2. Beat with whisk for 1 minute, then add the rest of the flour 1/2C at a time.

3. The dough should be a rough shaggy mass that cleans the sides of the bowl

4. Knead for 6 minutes.

5. Heat oven to 400F (if you have a baking stone, place it inside to heat). Divide dough into 4 pieces, roll into balls , dust lightly with flour, cover with a damp towel and rise 30 minutes.

For Sauce:
1. Spray a small saucepan with spray oil and sauté onion and peppers for about 5 minutes or until wilted. Add remaining sauce ingredients and simmer 10-15 minutes. If sauce is too thick, add a small amount of water.


To Assemble:
1. Roll each piece out into about a 10" circle on a floured surface. Curl up about 1/2" around the edge and press the edge firmly to the bottom - making the edge of the crust (see photo)

2. Prick the crust well with a fork (this recipe makes pocket pita if left unpricked!). Flour a wooden cutting board and place the pizza on it. Jiggle the crust to make sure it will slide. Place 1/4C sauce on the crust and spread to the edges.

3. Spread 2 sliced mushrooms, 1/4 of the bell peppers and 1 oz of cheese on the pizza, and top with 1/4 of the fresh basil.

4. Jiggle the pizza to make sure it's not stuck (help with a spatula if it is) the take it to the oven and gently slide it onto your hot stone. If you only have a metal pan, make the pizza right on it then place the pan in the oven.

5. Bake for 12 minutes or until the cheese is browning!

You could also make this into 2 full sized pizzas. Slice each into 8 pieces. 4 pieces per serving.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TAMRACLOVEC.






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