Pita Pizza: the Five Minute Snack





Introduction: Pita Pizza: the Five Minute Snack

About: I enjoy photography, horticulture and carpentry, and am almost always doing something relating to of those things.

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


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


Toaster Oven
Small cutting board
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



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    120 Discussions

    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.

    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.)

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

    looks tasty cant wait to make it thanks alot!

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

    it looks good already cant wait to make it sounds good

    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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    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)

    tried it yesterday....
    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

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

    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!

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

    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.