Foodie Friday recipe: Mini pita pizzas with pick’n’mix toppings
Most children love pizza, but if you’re a health-co scions mum you’ll not want to pander to the unhealthy demands too often. A healthier alternative, however, which keep everyone happy are pita pizzas.
Cheap to make, and a fun cooking experience for even young children, these filling yummy servings are perfect as part of a meal, or for parties.
Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Cost per serving: £1.50* plus toppings of your choice
- 4/6 whole-wheat pita breads
- 480g McCain French Fries
- Salad leaves
- Toppings of your choice
For the tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 400g chopped tomatoes
- 1 small onion, chopped finely
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- Good pinch of dried mixed herbs
- Preheat the oven to 220°C / Gas Mark 9.
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan, gently fry the onions until soft and golden, and add the garlic and herbs. Add the tomatoes and simmer until thickened (for approx 20 minutes).
- Meanwhile brush each pita with a little olive oil and grill until crispy (this stops the base from going soggy).
- Top the base of the pita with a layer of your tomato sauce and add your favourite cheeses and toppings. Chopped ham, sweetcorn, chicken, pineapple, olives,mozzarella and mushrooms all work well.
- Spread McCain French Fries evenly on a baking sheet and cook for 14-16 minutes until hot and crispy.
- After 10 minutes add the pitas to the oven for the remaining 6-8 minutes. Enjoy the pitas with a serving of French Fries
Top tip to get the children involved
This recipe can be given a fun pick’n’mix element for kids – let them pick the toppings they like and add them to the outta pizzas before putting them in the oven.
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