Pesto Pita Pizza

PestoPitaPizza

After making gyros last week I was left with one piece of pita bread that needed to be eaten, so I came up with this delicious and simple Pesto Pita Pizza. When I say delicious I mean DELICIOUS. I am wishing I had more pita bread so I could make this again tomorrow night.

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Ingredients

  • Pita Bread
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Basil Pesto
  • Dash of dried oregano
  • Dash of Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 heirloom tomato, sliced
  • 4-5 fresh basil leaves

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F
  2. To build the pizza, lightly drizzle olive oil on one side of pita. Sprinkle with oregano and Italian seasoning, then evenly spoon pesto across top of pita. Arrange tomato slices on pita, then top with both feta and mozzarella cheese.
  3. Bake for 8 minutes or until edges of pita turn a golden brown.
  4. Let cool, garnish with fresh basil, then slice and serve! (makes one pizza: one dinner serving or two appetizer servings)

The Frugality

In my particular situation I would say this meal cost me absolutely nothing since all of the ingredients were left over from previous recipes. In reality I still paid for the ingredients that I used. Even so, this is a very frugal way to have an amazing pizza. For starters, I used to make homemade pizzas with Boboli crust, which costs a whopping $6.00 for two small crusts! For the same sized pizza I can use pita bread, which I purchased for $4.00 for 6 pitas! When I include the cost of the rest of the ingredients I figure I can make 6 pizzas for around $12.00! Most people spend that much on a carry out pizza that only serves four people. When can you say you’ve ever seen an individual pizza for only $3.00?

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