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Pitta Pizzas

A quick and easy dish great for lunch or dinner that is fun to make too! Experiment with lots of different toppings – whatever you have in the house will do fine!

These recipes are designed for you to cook together as a family. The best bits for children to help with are shown in blue, and little hands can always help with measuring ingredients and washing up!

Ingredients

  • 4 wholemeal pittas
  • 1/3 carton passata
  • 1 small onion, finely sliced
  • 160g cheddar cheese, grated
  • ½ red pepper, finely sliced
  • 50g mushrooms (about 4 medium) finely sliced
  • Lettuce, cucumber and tomato for serving

Serves 4. Approximate cost per adult serving: 45p

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200C/Fan 180C/Gas 6. Put a baking tray in the oven to heat up.
  2. Wash all the vegetables.
  3. Lay out the pitta breads and spread each pitta with a spoonful of tomato so it is well covered. Top with your chosen vegetable toppings and then with cheese.
  4. Carefully remove the hot tray from the oven, add pittas and bake for about 10 minutes until the pitta breads are crisp and the cheese has melted.
  5. Serve alone or with a side salad using lettuce, cucumber, and tomatoes.

Equipment

  • Baking tray
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Grater

Modify Me

  • For babies under 1, slice the pepper, pitta, lettuce and cucumber into strips about the size of an adult finger and grate cheese to offer on the side.
  • Try different toppings to find your favourite!
  • You can also use tortilla wraps or leftover bread as the base for these easy pizzas!

Foodie Fact

Wholemeal pittas have more than double the amount of fibre than white pittas. Adults should aim for 30g of fibre per day, and children aged 2-5 should have 15g. Including wholemeal products will help you to reach this amount, but babies under 1 should have white flour products too.

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