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Healthy Recipe: 10-Minute Pita and Pepper Pizza

This DIY pizza is versatile and makes for a super easy meal.

This pita pizza only takes 10 minutes to prepare and bake. Photograph by Melissa Romero.

There’s no doubt homemade pizza is delicious. But by the time we’ve waited for the dough to rise, rolled it out, added our favorite toppings, and put it in the oven, our stomachs are growling and we wonder why we didn’t just order takeout. That’s why we love Real Simple’s idea to use a pita, naan, or flatbread as the dough. Even better: The entire process only takes 10 to 15 minutes, so it makes for an easy meal or a creative idea for a no-hassle pizza-making party.

But the real beauty of making your own pizza is that you can add whatever toppings you’d like. For this recipe we used orange peppers, ham, mozzarella, and arugula, but it’s easy to forgo the meat and add more veggies if you’d like.

1 pocketless pita (or naan or flatbread)
Handful of chopped ham
8 to 10 thin slices of orange pepper
½ cup of mozzarella
1⁄3 cup marinara sauce
Handful of arugula
Dash of oregano and black pepper

1) Preheat oven or toaster oven to 450 degrees.

2) Spread marinara sauce on pita. Add meat, pepper, mozzarella, and half of arugula. Season with oregano and black pepper.

3) Bake pizza 8 to 10 minutes, until bread is slightly golden and cheese is melted, then remove from oven and top with rest of arugula. For a crunchier crust, bake directly on the rack.

This recipe was adapted from Real Simple

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