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Tonight's Dinner: Pita prosciutto pizza recipe

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Pita bread makes the perfect pizza crust

Pizza's a great dinner option at the end of the week or over the weekend. But rather than ordering in the standard pepperoni or veggie version, why not make your own with pita bread?

One of my favorite things to do at the end of the week is make pizza with my son. We all love pizza in my house and making it in my own kitchen makes it taste even better. Also, when we make it at home, we get to use any ingredients we want as opposed to being limited to what's on the local pizzeria's menu.

However, there is one thing I'm not fond of and that's making the crust. It just never seems to turn out quite right. It's weirdly shaped or doesn't fill the pan correctly. It still does the trick and is delicious, but it's never the perfect looking pizza you would expect. While I still have yet to make my own crust from scratch, I have tried other options, like naan and wild rice, but this week I decided to follow Better Homes and Gardens' recommendation and try pita bread. It was delicious! And the best part, my pizzas were perfect little circles for the first time, well, ever.

Pita prosciutto pizza

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 large pita bread rounds
  • 1 cup tomato sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup black olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1 (8 ounce) ball fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 8 slices prosciutto

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Spread a quarter cup of tomato sauce over each pita round. Top with olives and cheese slices. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for five to seven minutes or until cheese is melted.
  3. Remove from the oven, top with prosciutto and serve.

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