Invite your friends over for a pre-trick-or-treat party, and have a blast making personal pizzas with all sorts of fun toppings. Happy Halloween!
Yummy Pizza Sauce
Prep: 10 minutes / Serves: 4
2 cups tomato sauce
3 tablespoons tomato paste
½ tablespoon garlic powder
½ tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk to incorporate, making sure that there are no remaining lumps of tomato paste. It's as simple as that!
Jack-o'-Lantern Personal Pita Pizzas
Prep time: 15 minutes / Cook time: 10 minutes / Serves: 4
4 10-inch whole wheat pita breads
1 cup Yummy Pizza Sauce
8 ounces grated cheese (provolone, mozzarella, or a blend)
Toppings of your choice. They could include:
Sliced mushrooms (button, shiitake, or portobello)
Roasted or raw peppers
Zucchini or yellow squash (cut into very thin half-moons)
Green onions or scallions (finely shredded for "hair")
1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Place the pitas on a baking tray. Spread ¼ cup of the pizza sauce on each pita, leaving about half an inch of crust from the edge of the pizza. Sprinkle the cheese over the sauce.
2. Decorate your pizza with your jack-o'-lantern face using the toppings of your choice. Place the tray in the hot oven and watch it cook, waiting until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 7–10 minutes.
3. Remove the tray from the oven. Carefully cut the pizza into pieces and enjoy. Any remaining sauce can be used as a dipping sauce for the crust.
Photo credits: Lori Epstein, National Geographic (spooky pizza, kid with pizza); Dan Kosmayer, SS (pizza sauce)