Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pizza Pronto (Quick Pizza)

When you want something quick and healthy but also tastes fantastic, make Pizza Pronto! As Kou can attest to, quick pizzas were one of the perfectly handy after-school snacks. I could always count on dependable Pizza Pronto to assuage the ravenous hunger of Kou and his playmates. This is a great recipe for budding chefs and Do-It-Yourself meals.

Any bread will lend itself to making quick pizza; although I prefer Pita bread, Naan, Lavash, English Muffins, etc., other breads will work also with good results. Just have all the ingredients ready and each diner can construct his/her own. Fun, practical, and easy on the host/hostess too :-).

Here are the ingredients for 4 pita-pizzas - mangia, mangia!

4 Servings


about 1/2 cup Marinara Sauce, homemade or store bought
3 oz. Shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 oz. Shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 each - Bell Peppers(Capsicums) - red, yellow, or green or a combination
1 cup Roasted Veggies (Optional)
12 Cherry Tomatoes, halved
1 small Red Onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup green/black Olives, thinly sliced
A handful of Basil leaves (fresh) torn into small pieces
4 Pita breads


Have all the ingredients in bowls; they can be prepared ahead and refrigerated until ready to use.

Have each diner spread sauce if they wish, and add their favorite toppings.

Divide the cheeses among the pizzas.

Bake in a hot oven (400 degrees F) until cheese is bubbly - about 7 or 8 minutes. Remove from the oven.

Cut into wedges and serve. Enjoy!!


Shobana said...

I truly like your blog. Dont you put photos?

Geetha said...

Hi Shobana, I am glad you like the blog. I do add photos when I can but not always. I will try my best to add more more often.
Happy cooking to you!