Introduction: Pita Pizza: the Five Minute Snack

When you're up at 2 in the morning and just craving a snack, but don't have the will power to make real food, you need something quick, easy, and delicious. Introducing, the Pita Pizza!

Step 1: Ingredients

Starring

1 Pita
Pizza sauce (from a jar, preferably)
Mozzarella cheese (from the freezer, preferably)
Other toppings

Feat:

Toaster Oven
Small cutting board
Spoon
Pizza knife

Step 2: Turn on the Toaster Oven

I like to bake it at around 250-300 degrees. Any hotter and the cheese will start to burn too early.

Step 3: Lay It Out

The great thing about small cutting boards, is they serve so many purposes. Mine is a preparation plate, a knife resistant surface, and a serving platter, all in one!

Lay Mr. Pita down so that his edges are up (like a bowl...they're sort of curved), and give him a little sun tan lotion, but not too much. Too much sauce can ruin a pizza.

Next, spread the cheese liberally, and add any other toppings you'd like.

Step 4: Peter the Pita Is Baked

Slide your pizza in the sauna to chill, until the cheese is melted to your satisfaction. He'll need about 5-7 minutes to fully melt, depending on the temperature of your oven.

Step 5: Voila!

Take him out, cut and serve. You've just made your first of many pita pizzas.

This instructable was baked in the minutes leading up to 2:00 AM

Comments

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manadhon (author)2011-12-27

I live right by a bakery that makes middle-eastern cuisine, as well as have a stock of imported goods. Their pita bread is SUPREME! It's light and fluffy, like a pillow. It is also freshly made, daily! Perfect for pita pizza... I can still remember it.

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Trollgunn (author)2011-05-03

Your oven temperature, is it Celsius or Fahrenheit?

I assume the latter since your oven seems to go to 450/500 degrees. I have never seen a toaster oven reach that kind of heat in Europe ;-)

(250 - 300 degrees Fahrenheit converts to about 120 - 150 degrees Celsius.)

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mackbuck (author)2011-04-20

Coool idea!

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james4 (author)2011-03-24

my mom makes these for me

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thelmatot (author)2010-11-12

if idon't such oven with heat degrees, only an oven toaster, would it be useful for this pizza recipe?

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lydiad1213 (author)2010-09-11

looks tasty cant wait to make it thanks alot!

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lydiad1213 (author)2010-09-11

if you want other things on it like hamburger do i have to put it in for longer?

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lydiad1213 (author)2010-09-11

how many pitas come in one bag?

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lydiad1213 (author)2010-09-11

it looks good already cant wait to make it sounds good

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Galahir950 (author)2010-06-21

Could this work in the microwave if you don't have a toaster oven by toasting the pita before you put it in the microwave or will that not produce good results.

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wdk1313 (author)Galahir9502010-08-28

I've been making this for years. It does work in the microwave but it's kinda chewy and and puffs up (so don't load it down). My favorite combination is: Ragu sauce 1 serving mozerella (like 1/4 or 1/3 cup) 1 slice swiss cheese onions (or whatever topping you like)

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There's only one way to find out!

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spicy_puppy (author)2010-03-26

tried it yesterday....
AWESOME.
the pita bread is soo "pizza like".
and the toppings is totally up to you.
Thanks for sharing the good idea...
now i can make pizza faster at home , and the kids can decide what they want on em.

Best regards
Johan

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KnexFreek (author)2009-11-23

Yummy!! 5 stars and subbed!! imagunna make another one!!!! 

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tictaclad (author)2009-09-21

Wow...we never had pitas in the house so i never tried it but when i woke up this morning with nothing to eat and we had pitas, i instantly thought of this. It is amazing. I tastes so good! Great instructable!

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Instructah (author)2009-09-19

can you heat in a microwave?

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watson9194 (author)2009-07-22

great idea shame i get indigestion by eating late at night,but oh well.

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knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2009-07-20

im gonna look for for some so i came get tons of them and make tons of these(they look good)

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bowakowa (author)2009-07-08

Paul Prudhomme's Pizza and Pasta Magic makes one of these things better than you'd believe. I'd love to see an ible on what's in that stuff.

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There are websites that show you how to make foods just like those that restaurants are known for. I forget the URLs, but a quick search for something like "how to make cinnabons" might yield some results.

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'pppapm' is a spice blend available in groceries. garlic, oregano, parmesan, etc. costs about the same as a canister of any one separately, and makes everything taste great in a hurry, when you're not in the mood to chop and slice all fresh ingredients, like when doing pita pizza. I meant I'd like to see someone replicate it at home.

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sycocid (author)2009-05-29

If pita is not available use tortillia.....possibly?

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Weissensteinburg (author)sycocid2009-05-29

Somebody else recommended tortilla as well, but I haven't tried it.

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11orem (author)Weissensteinburg2009-05-30

Try on Matza (Jew bread over passover) its great

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Serpentine (author)11orem2009-06-02

I've got tons of Matza left over from Passover. I should try that. (Also, "Jew bread"?)

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Calorie (author)Serpentine2009-06-03

Yea, I kind of winced at the "Jew bread" comment too. I don't want this to delve into a religious commentary but I wish the choice of words was a bit more thoughtful, especially since what happened in NYC recently.

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Weissensteinburg (author)Calorie2009-06-03

What are you referring to in NYC? Jew Bread isn't the best term (I think of challah before matza), but I don't see any reason to make a fuss over it.

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Calorie (author)Weissensteinburg2009-06-03

Plot to Bomb Synagogues In NYC

Matza is Matza. It is in the heritage of the Big Three monotheistic religions. There is no need to single it out as being celebrated in the Judaic religion.

It's equivalent, in some sense is communion wafers. I don't think calling communion wafers Catholic cakes would be taken well.

That's all.

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Weissensteinburg (author)Calorie2009-06-03

I don't see how calling Matza Jew Bread has anything to do with that.

Matza is simply associated to the Jewish holiday passover predominately. For those that don't know it by name, "Jew Bread" could be a great way to help them understand your meaning.

"I don't think calling communion wafers Catholic cakes would be taken well."

I can't imagine it being taken poorly.

I don't mean to argue, it just seems like a small thing to get worked up about.

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Calorie (author)Weissensteinburg2009-06-04

"I don't mean to argue, it just seems like a small thing to get worked up about."

I've sat here trying to explain why it is a big deal, or perhaps why it might be a big deal. I'll type for a while, then erase. I guess the experience is ineffable. When people have bias, they will test the waters and see how others react. Using the word Jew as an adjective is one of the classics. Depending on the reaction of others they can let their inner selves out, and the absolute sh@t I hear amazes me.

I usually let someone go on for a while, and what they are becomes more and more evident. Eventually, when I tire from the conversation I wrap it up and say something to the effect "You know, the Klan is still recruiting and I'm sure they'll be happy to take you in."

I don't know you, and I do not know your heart. Your surname may be a parody of a yiddish surname. I wish I could say that I don't care. Whatever you may believe, at least be a wee bit more sensitive.

But hey, have at it. Feel free to add Jew as an adjective to anything you want. Pepper your next business conversation with it, meet new people and slap it around. I'm sure that everyone will find no slight in it.

Try this one at your next party:

I have the best accountant.
vs.
I have the best Jew accountant

I am not going to comment any further on this. It's pointless. Have fun and zol zayn mit mazel.

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Weissensteinburg (author)Calorie2009-06-04

If I felt he had meant it with even the slightest bit of a derogatory connotation, I may start to get offended, however I earnestly feel that the thought never even entered his/her mind. I heard on the radio once a black woman who called in and was discussing the "N" word. She was talking about how she isn't offended when she hears kids using the word when they repeat song lyrics or the similar. She doesn't expect them to bleep it out when they're singing a popular song. She gets offended when somebody uses it to imply that they're a substandard race. I feel that this situation is similar. (And I'm guessing 11orem is Jewish, as not a lot of people get a chance to try all the different Matza recipes. Matza meal pancakes are my favorite.)

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Calorie (author)Weissensteinburg2009-06-11

Your right, he probably is. I think that the memory of what happened is different in American than it was in Europe. I was constantly stunned at how Jews were pretty much blamed for just about everything.

A good sight to read is the Anti-Defamation League. They watch for racism for all people of all creeds and faiths. It's educational and terrifying at the same time.

http://www.adl.org/

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sycocid (author)Calorie2009-06-19

Hey what about white bread?

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Weissensteinburg (author)sycocid2009-06-19

Are you saying that it's a racist term? If so, it's totally different.

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Its very good. It smells like a pizza taco, and tastes like one too.

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I love it when it is made in a tortilla!

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Yerboogieman (author)sycocid2009-05-31

Basically make a quesadilla with pizza toppings, really good.

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ReCreate (author)2009-06-03

one day, I really wanted to make a pizza i had bread ketchup and cheese(the slices XD) You can guess what i did, And It was Pretty gross.

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sp33dstix (author)ReCreate2009-06-10

kraft singles (melted in microwave) + ketchup on bread is awesome!

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ReCreate (author)sp33dstix2009-06-10

Really?

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sp33dstix (author)ReCreate2009-06-11

Sure, if you are really hungry. In general I think grilled cheese with ketcup tastes good.

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ReCreate (author)sp33dstix2009-06-11

Yuck, I Do not think it would be good.

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sp33dstix (author)ReCreate2009-06-11

Well try it, then you will know for sure.

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ReCreate (author)sp33dstix2009-06-11

No thank you, I did try it, The Ketchup was the worst of all

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cyberpageman (author)ReCreate2009-06-04

Bread and ketchup pizza? That's funny and clever and a good try. Thanks for cluing us what NOT to do.

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ReCreate (author)cyberpageman2009-06-04

and cheddar cheese XD yes never try that at home unless if you plan to vomit XD

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ohowson (author)cyberpageman2009-06-04

The trick is to toast the bread first. It's gorgeous! I've even worked in a school that serves it at break time!

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ReCreate (author)2009-06-10

Yesterday I Made myself a few on these, Exept with flour tortillas, It Tasted SO Good, My whole Family Wanted 2 each, They Liked It, Some Wanted Peppers and Onions on it, And a whole bunch of good stuff, It was Good, You are Brilliant, Genius Idea.

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smegginhell (author)2009-06-10

Pitta Pizzas have been the backbone of my new diet. Using Wheat Pittas, low fat Mozzarella cheese, low cal Prego sauce, Canadian Bacon and Olives, you can make a pita pizza that has around 300 calories. I have two of them and salad for dinner, about 3 to 4 nights a week. It's easy to eat healthy when it tastes this good! I've lost about 35 lbs and I get to eat pizza whenever I want it! Oh, and 12 minutes in the Oven at 400 degrees make them perfectly crispy.

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