What You Need:
- 8 peanut free, tree nut free pita breads
- Homemade or store-bought marinara or pizza sauce
- 12-16 thin slices of prosciutto, cut in half lengthwise (about 3-4 slices per pizza)
- 1 small pumpkin (butternut or banana squash work well too), cut into very thin slices or small cubes
- Fresh sage, thyme, or basil (baby spinach is a fine substitute with milder flavor)
- Crumbled feta (brie, fontina or ricotta are also good)
What You Do:
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
- Place the pumpkin in a plastic bag and pour 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil into it. Shake and tumble the bag until the pumpkin has a nice, even coating of oil.
- Lay the pumpkin on a baking sheet and roast for 20-30 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender.
- Lower the oven temperature to 400 degrees.
- Let each familiy member make his or her own pizza. Even younger children can participate!
- Start by having each person brush a little bit of extra virgin olive oil onto their piece of pita bread with a pastry brush.
- Next, spoon some sauce onto the bread, leaving about an inch around the edges.
- Layer 3-4 pieces of prosciutto on top of the sauce, and add a few pieces of pumpkin.
- Top with several leaves of sage and sprinkle generously with feta cheese.
- Place the pizzas in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes. Parents, help younger kids load their pizza into the oven.
- Let the pizzas cool slightly, then slice them into wedges as you would a regular pizza and enjoy!
If you're feeling lazy and don't want to use fresh pumpkin, try stirring a cup of canned pumpkin puree into your favorite tomato sauce.
Did You Know?
According to Domino's, some of the more popular international toppings are: pickled ginger, minced mutton and tofu in India; squid (octopus) and Mayo Jaga (mayonnaise, potato, and bacon) in Japan; and green peas in Brazil. In Russia, pizza is topped with mockba, a combination of sardines, tuna, mackerel, salmon, and onions. In France, they enjoy Flambee, with bacon, onion, and fresh cream. What interesting toppings do you like on your pizza?