Homemade Pizza in the House

Borrow inspiration from the story Pete's A Pizza, and create a kid-built pie

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Pete’s a Pita Pizza for 4 people

4 whole-wheat pitas, tortillas, or other flatbreads

2 tablespoons olive oil, in a bowl

1 cup pizza sauce or other non-chunky spaghetti-type sauce

2 cups shredded cheese, your choice (we like mozzarella but Colby and cheddar are good, too)

Toppings: set out sliced black olives, strips of bell pepper, pepperoni or ham, small broccoli florets (lightly steamed if your kids prefer them a little softer), or anything else the kids deem tasty


Preheat on the broiler or toaster oven. When it’s hot, toast the pita for no more than a minute on each side, just enough to firm it up a little. Now a child can brush one side of each pita with olive oil. Follow it with ¼ cup sauce, spread to cover all but a thin rim around the pita’s edge.

Diners can now customize their own pitas with the protein and veggie toppings of their choice. Finally, sprinkle each with about ½ cup of cheese. Place in the toaster oven or broiler on a cookie sheet lined with foil, and toast till the cheese is bubbly. Check often, because broilers and toasters are wildly different. Cool for several minutes, then cut into quarters (I use kitchen scissors).

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