Easy Pita Pizzas
- For pizza sauce, cook the 3/4 cup onion and 2 cloves garlic in oil. Stir in tomatoes; tomato sauce; bay leaf; basil; fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano; fennel seed, if using; sugar; and pepper. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes or to desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaf.
- Meanwhile, place pita bread rounds on a baking sheet. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat about 1 minute on each side or until toasted. Set aside.
- In a large skillet cook ground turkey or chicken, mushrooms, green pepper, the 2/3 cup onion, and 2 cloves garlic until turkey is brown and vegetables are tender. Drain fat, if necessary. Stir in 1 cup of the pizza sauce and the dried oregano. (Reserve remaining sauce for another use.) Cook and stir until bubbly.
- Divide turkey mixture evenly between the toasted pita bread rounds. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Return to broiler. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Makes 4 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
Prepare pizza sauce; cool. Transfer to freezer container. Seal, label, and freeze up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in refrigerator before using.
Nutrition Facts (Easy Pita Pizzas)
- Per serving:
- 318 kcal ,
- 11 g fat
- (4 g sat. fat ,
- 37 mg chol. ,
- 631 mg sodium ,
- 34 g carb. ,
- 21 g pro.