However, as a lady who currently lives alone and frequently eats dinner with me, myself and I, it would be totally inappropriate of me to be ordering myself pizza every night. Inappropriate in the sense that me being alone with a large cheese pizza could be very dangerous; like cheese-coma dangerous.
And as much as I love homemade pizza, I don’t love enough to make it for myself. Because I’m kinda sorta okay very, very lazy. Especially around 6:30 when I’m starving and in that I-must-eat-right-now phase. The truth is, when I’m cooking for other people, I love it. It’s exciting and fun; but when my only company is me and my pandora station, I just want something easy, fast but still very delicious…enter single lady pizza.
I’m not lying when I say that I’ve had this for dinner three times this week. It’s addictive and might possibly be an obsession. I have a bad habit of not getting around to cooking dinner until I’m on the brink of starvation; this pizza solves that problem as it only takes about 15 minutes (and I can snack on some cheese while prepping). The secret to this single lady pizza isn’t really that much of a secret; pita bread. Seriously, pitas make the perfect make-shift pizza crust ever!
1 six-inch pita (preferably 100-110 calories)
2 tbsp. part-skim ricotta cheese
3 tbsp. tomato sauce
1/4 c. baby spinach, chopped
1/4 c. butternut squash, frozen
1/4 c. onion, diced
1/4 c. part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Spoon the ricotta cheese onto the flattest side of the pita and spread evenly. Top with tomato sauce,cover pita evenly leaving about 1/4 inch around the edges for the “crust”. Sprinkle the top of the pita with spinach, squash (cooked in microwave according to package instructions), onion and cheese.
Bake for about 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and the pita is crisp. Remove from oven and eat!
I like to call this pita pizza. But when you say it, it has to be like PITAPIZZA!!! I don’t know why I have so much fun saying it and trying to make it one word…I’m weird. The good thing though is that I made this around 11:00 in the morning which means dinner is already done for tonight! Unless, I eat it for lunch…which definitely could happen.