This month’s Recipe Redux theme is all about recipes that come together with seven ingredients or fewer. A healthy meal that’s stress-free, which is exactly what we all need now during tax season.
What can you create with seven or fewer ingredients? The options are actually endless. A hearty base, one or two kinds of veggies, a protein source or two, and sauces or spices to boost the flavor. These pita pizzas encompass all of that! I make these rather frequently, and switch up the toppings just as often. What’s even better: these are individual pizzas, which means that you can make as many as your family needs, and everyone can put their own spin on it. More cheese for one person, extra protein for another, tons of sauce on one, and even go vegan if you want!
The bottom line is that you can whip up these pizzas with just a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand, and a little prep work. Dinner will be on the table in no time.
Vegetable and Egg Pita Pizzas
Serves 2, easily doubled or tripled
- 1 large bell pepper, chopped
- 1 C Brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced in half (or quarters if their large)
- 2 whole wheat pita breads, such as the ones from Trader Joe’s
- ½ C pizza sauce
- 2 oz shredded cheese, such as sharp cheddar, mozzarella, gouda, edam – something melty
- 1 C black beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained (I use dry beans that I’ve made in the slow cooker)
- 2 eggs
Preheat oven to 425. Line a sheet pan with foil and spray with PAM. Spread out the chopped veggies and spray them with more PAM. Roast in the oven 15 minutes.
Once roasted, transfer the veggies to a bowl. Throw out the foil and place the whole wheat pitas on the hot pan.
Spoon ¼ cup of pizza sauce onto each pita bread (or more, if you like). Sprinkle on the cheese.
Distribute roasted veggies and beans evenly over the sauce and cheese. Crack one egg into the center of each pita. Don’t worry if some of the egg white leaks off the edges.
Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes, or until eggs have set to your liking. Remove from oven and let cool a couple minutes. Transfer to plates and slice into four pieces. NOTE: it’s important you slice the pizzas on the plates you’ll serve them on, otherwise the yolk might run onto the sheet pan.
Enjoy hot with a nice cold beer or glass of wine!
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