When you’re hungry and in a hurry, try one of these after-school pizza snacks.
Pita Pizza Pockets
2 tablespoons spaghetti sauce
1 slice pita bread, cut in half to make two pockets
shredded mozzarella cheese to taste
1/2 cup chopped ham or pepperoni, divided
Parmesan cheese to taste
Spread a tablespoon of spaghetti sauce inside each pita pocket. Add mozzarella cheese, meat, and Parmesan cheese.
Place pita pockets on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 30 seconds or until the cheese melts.
8 ounces (227 g) ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup spaghetti sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 cup chopped pepperoni or cooked sausage
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped olives
Heat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Mix the ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, mayonnaise, and spaghetti sauce in a bowl. Pour the mixture into a 9-inch (23-cm) pie plate and bake for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle the pizza toppings and the rest of the mozzarella cheese on top of the dip. Heat for an additional 5 minutes or until the dip is heated through. Serve warm with crackers.
Illustration by Brad Teare