These Veggie Pita Pizzas are quick, easy, and totally tasty!
Course Main Dish
Keyword Veggie Pita Pizzas
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons
1package frozen creamed spinach*
4mini pita pockets(also called pitettes)
1/2tspoil or butter to saute the mushrooms in
3-4ozgrated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
1ripe roma tomatodiced
Pre-heat toaster oven or your conventional oven to 350 degrees F.
Heat up your creamed spinach or leftover spinach dip.
Paul's speedy sauteed mushrooms: Heat up a splash of oil in your skillet on the lower end of medium-high, add mushrooms, and season with a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add optional cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes if you want a kick! Stir frequently to mix the mushrooms with the oil and seasoning. The salt will help the mushrooms to give up a bit of their liquid and, once they do, pop a pot lid on top of your skillet to steam them into tender deliciousness. Make a batch ahead of time and toss them into meals all week long.
Spread your pitas with spinach mixture and mushrooms.
Top with grated mozzarella and bake directly on the rack (or on a baking sheet if preferred) for 10 minutes until cheese is perfectly melted.
Top with diced or sliced tomatoes, grated parmesan cheese, and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.
* I love creamed spinach as the base for these handheld pizzas. Grab an 8-9 oz container of frozen creamed spinach or some leftover spinach and artichoke dip! You can also sauté a bag of fresh spinach with garlic and parmesan or even make your own creamed spinach. You've got so many options that there's no excuse not to make these!Only need 2? Make enough veggies for 4 and store the leftover veg in the fridge for a speedy lunch or dinner later! They'll stay fresh in your fridge for four days and will help you sneak in some extra veggies into your life without all that pesky effort. You can also grab 2 regular sized pitas if you'd like! I keep the minis on hand for their glorious built-in portion control.Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator using mini pita pockets. Adjust as needed if using full-sized pita and enjoy!