I have been making this pizza for so long I do not remember where I found the original inspiration. It has always been a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table while letting each person customize their own ingredients. Since I have been going to weight watchers I have used this menu item many times because it is an easy way to control the portion size.
I start with a whole wheat, low fat pita bread and cut it in half. If you prefer a thicker crust you can just leave the pita whole. For me, the thinner the pizza crust the better.
I usually measure the ingredients, but at this point you can top anyway you want, with as much as you want. For my pizza, I divide 1/4 cup of pizza sauce between the two halves.
Then I add diced onions, green peppers, mushrooms, black olives or whatever I have on hand. The MR. usually adds Italian Sausage (pre-cooked) to his pizza. The cheese is then piled on. I prefer parmesan cheese over mozzarella but usually there is a mixture that is thrown on the pizza. For mine, I divide a 1/4 cup of parmesan between the two halves.
The pizza’s are then put in a hot oven (425 degrees) for 8-10 minutes, just until the edges start to crisp.
From a weight watchers perspective, you can have both pieces of the pita for 7 points, or 3 1/2 points if you share a pita with someone using the measurements I provided above. I was just thinking that the next time I make these I am going to make mine a classic margherita pizza with mozzarella slices and basil, something I should have done this time since basil is overtaking my kitchen window sill.
Let me know if you try it, hope you enjoy!
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what a GREAT idea! I <3 2 point pitas too