Pita Pizza Recipe

I think Jim and I surprised even ourselves with how ridiculously yummy and easy this week-night meal is!

Ingredients (makes 2 pita pizzas)

  • 2 pitas
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • toppings (use whatever you have on hand, we topped these particular pizzas with leftover shredded chicken, feta cheese, arugala and sliced red onion)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with tin foil (for easy clean-up), brush both sides of each pita with olive oil and season with salt and pepper (to taste).
  3. Spread pizza sauce on one side of the pitas, top with mozzarella and other toppings
  4. Bake pizzas for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese melts and pitas become slightly golden
  5. Remove from oven, cut and enjoy!

So simple and so good.

Pasta Frittata Recipe

Jim and I planned on making this with bacon – But in our frenzy to get dinner on the (coffee) table, we totally forgot.

We didn’t realize the bacon was missing until after we were done eating – This recipe is THAT good.

It’s super easy, requires few ingredients and is a great way to use up leftover pasta.

Ingredients: (serves 3-4)

  • 1/2 pound cooked pasta (any kind, we had some leftover ditalini on hand)
  • about 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • about 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan (or romano) cheese, plus more for garnish
  • handful of chopped fresh basil
  • about 2 cups cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Spread out cherry tomatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet, drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, season with salt and pepper and put in the oven (check on the tomatoes periodically and remove from the oven when soft, bubbly and slightly charred)
  3. Coat the cooked pasta with 2 tablespoons olive oil in a bowl
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with a bit of salt and pepper
  5. Add pasta, basil and parmesan cheese to the eggs and mix until combined
  6. Heat a medium-sized, non-stick, oven-proof skillet over medium heat and melt the butter
  7. Once butter is melted, add pasta-egg mixture to the skillet, even out the frittata with the back of a spoon if necessary
  8. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until mixture firms up on the bottom, about 10-15 minutes
  9. Transfer skillet to the oven and bake until the top is just cooked, about 10 more minutes
  10. Remove from oven, top with cherry tomatoes and a sprinkling of additional parmesan cheese
  11. Enjoy!

We’re already thinking of changing up this recipe and adding sausage for Sunday morning brunch!