Pitta bread pizza – great to make with kids

pitta bread pizza

This is a great way to make pizza in a hurry and to use up random bits of food.  It’s a nice little activity for kids to get involved in.  You simply spoon some tinned chopped tomatoes on top of pitta bread, sprinkle on some grated cheddar and dried herbs and anything else you fancy.  Then cook for around 10 minutes.

We have used various combinations of cooked ham, chorizo, prawns, red pepper, onion, tinned sweetcorn, asparagus, mushrooms, olives and capers.  Sometimes I finish mine off with chilli flakes.

pitta bread pizza

My kids are young so I tend to cut everything up and put it in to little bowls so they can assemble the pizza themselves.  They like this.

pitta bread pizza

pitta bread pizza

If my kids are feeling creative (a rarity in the kitchen!) I might quickly cut the ham in to triangle shapes (for scary teeth) and the pepper in to strips (for eyebrows) so they can put everything together and make a pizza face (olives for eyes/sweetcorn for spots etc).  The fun of this has even encouraged them to TRY SOMETHING NEW…

As pitta bread doesn’t have a long shelf life I usually freeze it and use it straight from the freezer.

pitta bread pizza

Pitta bread pizza 

Pitta bread (one per person – white or wholemeal is fine)

3 tsp chopped tomatoes per person

Small handful grated cheddar cheese per person

Shake dried herbs per person

Any combination of: cooked ham, chorizo, prawns, red pepper, onion, tinned sweetcorn, asparagus, mushrooms, olives and capers

Preheat the oven to gas mark 6/200 degrees.

Spoon and spread the chopped tomatoes on the pitta.  Sprinkle over the cheese and dried herbs.  Add any other toppings of your choice.  Put in the oven for around 10 minutes until slightly crispy and the cheese has melted.


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