Pita Bread Pizzas – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 19, 2009

Tonight’s $5 Dinner Challenge meal comes from Melissa, who blogs at Mom’s Plans. She is currently working full time while raising two little ones.  Her goal is to learn to live on less, as they strive to make it possible for her to become a stay at home mom.

pizza pitas

Ingredients
1 bag pita bread
1 cup spaghetti sauce
Favorite pizza toppings, such as pepperoni, ham and broccoli, ham and pineapple, sausage and green peppers…whatever!
1 slice mozzarella cheese for each pizza or shredded mozzarella cheese
Side salad

Directions
1. Cut the pitas in half to make open faces, and bake them in the oven at 350 for a few minutes, until they become crisp and start to curl in on the edges.
2. Spread spaghetti sauce on top and layer on whatever ingredients you have on hand. We put on sliced mozzarella, deli ham and blanched broccoli.
3. Cook at 350 for another few minutes, or until the cheese melts.
4. Serve Pita Bread Pizzas with Side salad or other favorite veggies to round out the meal!

Melissa’s Note: These taste like a thin crust pizza. My family prefers thicker crust pizza, so at the dinner table, we decided to fold each half over. We ended up with pita calzones that were tasty. This is a great way to use up leftovers!

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Mary W October 19, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Pizza is one of my favorite ways to use up small amounts of leftovers. I make homemade dough, but I’ll remember pitas as an option when I don’t have time.

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 19, 2009 at 7:51 pm

@Mary W,

Definitely a great option for when you are short on time!!!

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The Happy Housewife October 19, 2009 at 8:17 pm

I make pita pizzas with my pitas that don’t puff up! They are a favorite at our house.
Toni

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Mel October 20, 2009 at 8:14 am

Great idea! My daughter has a milk allergy and I’m always looking for ways to make her pizza look like ours without spending a lot of time or money! Can’t wait to try it for her!

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MelanieL October 20, 2009 at 10:20 am

These look great and I think my kids would love them!

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Janice and Baby November 4, 2009 at 11:09 am

I recently moved overseas to China and in my city we can’t get pizzas. I found some similar pita looking bread and it was perfect.

Thanks so much!

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Dr. Alex November 16, 2009 at 4:09 pm

I’ve had one of these almost everyday this week! There great and easy to make in the toaster oven!

Try using vodka pasta sauce and thinly sliced pepperoni.

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Haley August 22, 2012 at 10:42 am

I love the idea of using alternative pizza crusts – like pita bread, tortilla shells, and English muffins. You can save money and get your pizza fix pretty much any time you want!

http://www.cheaprecipeblog.com/2012/05/english-muffin-pizza-recipe/

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