FAST and easy individual pizzas

Here’s a quick tip for those last-minute dinner panics. We were experimenting last week with a kids’ recipe book version of non-yeast pizza dough. We had made our batch of dough, and discovered that it wasn’t going to be enough. So we needed a fast alternative–with not even a morsel of bread anywhere in the house. What to do?

What I DID have was a package of whole-wheat pita pocket-bread. Somewhat skeptical, I nonetheless pulled them out. I put the whole pitas on a sprayed baking sheet, spread a dollop of pizza sauce on each, sprinkled with a mix of shredded mozzarella and provolone cheese, and topped with pepperoni. We baked them until the cheese was melt-y, about 8-10 minutes. The total effort took us about 12 minutes. When they came out of the oven, the pizzas tasted perfect! They didn’t taste like a Mediterranean Mistake. The pitas actually made great crust! So next time you hit the grocery store, pick up a few packages of pitas for the freezer, for the next dinner emergency.

Laura