Try This Quick Pizza Recipe!

The recipe here is for four pepperoni pita pizzas, but you can double — heck, triple! — this very easily. To round this out for a full lunch — more than a snack, less than a supper — add a lettuce salad or some cut-up veggies and a low-fat dressing for a dip. The best part is that the kids can even afford to have seconds! (But not you!)

Pepperoni Pita Pizza


2 whole-wheat pitas (6" diameter)
1 cup pizza sauce
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 oz. sliced turkey pepperoni (about 32 rounds)
¼ cup chopped roasted red peppers
4 tsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Split the pitas in half to form circles.

Place the pita halves on two baking sheets. Spread ¼ cup pizza sauce on each pita half to within a half inch of the edge. Sprinkle each half with ¼ cup mozzarella. Arrange pepperoni slices on top of the cheese. Sprinkle each pizza with 1 tablespoon peppers and top with 1 teaspoon Parmesan. Drizzle the oil over the pizzas.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Remove to serving plates and cut into quarters.

Makes 4 pizzas

Per pizza: 241 calories, 27 g carbohydrates, 13 g protein, 9 g total fat, 16 mg cholesterol, 4 g dietary fiber, 704 mg sodium

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