Need an easy and fun recipe to get dinner together in under 15 minutes? These easy pita pizzas are just what you’ve been looking for.
When I return home from a business trip, I often find my fridge empty. It’s not my husband’s fault, he always offers to swing by the grocery store before I get home… but I don’t like to go to the grocery without some type of plan for the week. Using a meal plan is the only way we are able to feed our family on a budget.
Yesterday, was no different. He went to get eggs, bananas, berries, and a couple basic stapes we purchase every week. While I was in the plane, I mapped out our weekly meals and drove straight to the store on the way home to purchase the rest of the food.
Somehow, I forgot that it was Saturday and I didn’t write down a meal for dinner. By the time I got home, it was 7pm. The kids were hungry, I was tired from a long travel day, and lots of things needed to be put away (I hate unpacking).
Good thing my husband had picked up Toufayan Pitas for his office lunches while at the store! The pitas saved dinner. Everyone was happy and dinner was served 20 minutes later. I always keep gluten free pizza dough in the freezer for my son and keep hoping Toufayan makes gluten free pitas one day.
While travel might seem exciting, I really miss my family when I’m gone. I spend my days in meetings, going from one place to another in Manhattan, working at the nearest Starbucks between meetings, and doing conference calls. By the time I get back to my hotel room at night, I’m spent. Most nights, I eat in my room, take a shower, and FaceTime with my family before going to bed. Exciting, right?
You know what was exciting? Seeing my cookbook at the Barnes & Noble on 5th Avenue! Now, THAT was a cool thing to experience. I was so happy I wanted to cry.
Anyways, back to these pitas. They are super easy to assemble and they are perfect for the next day’s office or school lunch. I typically make an entire pack of pitas into pizzas and toast them in the toaster oven the next day. My daughter loves finding pita pizza in her lunch and she eats it at room temperature.
Easy Pita Pizzas
- Category: Easy Dinners and Lunches
- 6 Pitas
- 1 ¼ cups pizza sauce
- 1 ½ cups grated mozzarella
- Favorite pizza toppings
- Preheat your oven to 400F and position your oven rack in the lower ⅓ of the oven.
- Meanwhile, line two baking sheets with parchment paper and place 3 pitas in each baking sheet.
- Spread 3-4 tablespoons pizza sauce onto each pita, top with toppings and cheese.
- Bake one tray at a time, 7 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and melted.
Store leftover pita pizzas in the fridge. To pack for school lunch, lightly toast in the toaster oven (or in your oven’s broiler on low), remove and cool down to room temperature before packing in a lunchbox.
If you have a little more time, perhaps you want to try my homemade traditional pizza dough recipe.
For a more grownup pizza, try this olive tapanade pizza.
This post was sponsored by Toufayan bakeries. The recipe and opinions are my own.