Easy Homemade Pita Pizza Recipe

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Ever wondered what to do with that tiny bit of leftover spaghetti sauce? Our solution was to make homemade pita pizzas!
It’s inevitable. You make spaghetti and sauce and once dinner’s over it seems you’ve either made too much sauce or too much spaghetti. In our case, we still have leftover pizza sauce. So rather than have spaghetti again and have to buy another jar of sauce, Scott and I used our leftover spaghetti sauce as a pizza sauce for some homemade pita pizzas! Here’s what we used:
Pack of 10 Mini White Bread Pitas (King of Pitas Brand available from The Fresh Market)
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, sliced
Red Pepper, sliced and seeds removed
Baby Portabella Mushrooms, sliced
Deli Sandwich Pepperonis, sliced
Yellow Onion, sliced
Leftover Spaghetti Sauce (or flavored tomato sauce)
Fresh garlic, finely minced
Fresh oregano and basil, finely chopped
Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper
Place up to six pitas on a baking sheet and spread spaghetti sauce on top of the pitas. Add slices of mozzarella cheese. Then top with desired ingredients and bake at 350 degrees F until the cheese has melted.
We made two different pizzas. One all veggie and one meat. My pizzas were topped with pepperoni, mushrooms, garlic, oregano, and basil. Scott’s were topped with peppers, onions, garlic, mushrooms, oregano, and basil. Both had light salt and pepper on top. These were by far the BEST pizzas we’ve had anywhere in a long time. Definitely better than eating out or ordering in! The fresh ingredients really made the biggest difference.
How do you use up leftover spaghetti sauce at your house?

Wood Fired Pizza Recipes at the best place on earth! (Well, locally anyway.)

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Last Saturday I had the joy of being in Floyd, VA at Dogtown Roadhouse to celebrate their one year anniversary. Which not only meant I was able to hear my boyfriend play bass in the band Grass Monkey live for the first time at this particular awesome venue – those Floyd girls can dance! – but I was also able to sample some superbly amazing wood fired pizza!
Wood Fired Pizza - Restaurante Del Parque

It got me thinking though. Wood fired pizza isn’t local for everyone, although everyone should try it at least once. A good wood fired pizza can put any oven baked pizza to shame. So I did a little scrounging around and I found a great diy on how to turn your regular oven into a brick fire oven. This method kicks your oven up to 700+ degrees versus the regular 500 degrees. While it’s not perfect – a “real” brick oven for wood fired pizza can take three people up to three days to build – it does offer some interesting results. You can find the how to for making your own pizza oven at boing boing. If you’d rather take the time to construct the real deal – because you know the foodie in you is just dying to! – there’s a diy for building a pizza oven from sand at Instructables or one from bricks with free plans from Forno Bravo. They even make and sell kits for this, though you certainly don’t need a kit to build one.

Once you have your oven you’re going to want to try it out. And what better way than by baking – firing? – a pizza from a recipe created just for this style of oven! Feasting on Art Blog offers several excellent recipes for wood fired pizza with combinations that include Pesto, Cherry Tomato, Mozzarella and Parmesan as well as Arugula, Red Onion Marmalade and Goat Cheese; Feta, Parsley, Red Onion and Lemon; and even Spicy Sausage & Jalapeño! You can grab those wood fire pizza recipes here.

Have you ever tried brick oven wood fired pizza? If so, what’s your favorite combination to eat and your favorite place to dine? Be sure to include the city and state in case we come traveling through your neck of the woods!