Friday, January 18, 2008

Move over Rachael Ray

This was the week of the 10 minute dinner for me. I've just been so busy I've needed to come up with things that were quick. Those included such treats as an openfaced grilled chicken sandwhich - which surprising Jon raved about. Nice to know that quick doesn't have to equal boring.

Growing up we did english muffin pizzas. They were quick and they were tasty, but they were also messy and small. You ended up eating more than a normal pizza because they were gone so quickly. Flipping through magazines I saw a recipe for pizza made with pitas and thought they would make a much better (and dare I say more gourmet) substitution for english muffins.

Pita Pizza

4 pitas
1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/4 cup pitted and chopped kalamata olives
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme

1) Heat oven to 400
2) Place pita directly on rack in heated oven for 2 minutes
3) Remove from oven and place on clean work surface
4) Evenly divide artichokes, olives and parmesan among tops of pitas
5) Sprinkle with fresh thyme
6) Return to oven for 5 minutes.

Serves 2.
Each serving has:
Calories 479.2
Total Fat 9.6 g
Cholesterol 9.9 mg
Sodium 1,191.5 mg
Potassium 480.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 79.5 g
Protein 19.5 g


  1. Ohhh, Marc is a sucker for anything with artichokes. I'll have to give these a try.

  2. i need to borrow the cooking side of your brain, oh, about 4 nights a week, please!

  3. quick most definitely does not mean boring. i've learned this in the last few weeks.