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Roasted Red Pepper Pita Pizzas

Jarred roasted red peppers create a speedy homemade sauce for these mini pizzas, but you can also roast your own red peppers to cut down on sodium. 
The mozzarella topping puts a deposit in your tryptophan account.

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Jarred roasted red peppers create a speedy homemade sauce for these mini pizzas, but you can also roast your own red peppers to cut down on sodium. 
The mozzarella topping puts a deposit in your tryptophan account.

Servings
pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 cup jarred roasted red peppers, rinsed and drained (2 large peppers), plus more for garnishing pizzas, if desired
  • 6 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained, plus 1 Tbs. oil
  • 2 6 1/2-inch whole-wheat pita rounds, split apart to make 4 thin rounds
  • Dried oregano, for sprinkling
  • 1/4 lb. (1 ball) fresh mozzarella cheese, drained and thinly sliced
  • 16 small fresh basil leaves

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to broil. Purée red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes and their oil in food processor 1 to 2 minutes, or until smooth.

2. Place pita rounds on baking sheet. Spread 1/4 cup red pepper sauce on cut side of each pita. Sprinkle with oregano, then top with mozzarella and garnish with sliced red peppers, if desired. Broil 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Scatter basil leaves over pizzas, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Serves 4
  • Calories 193
  • Carbohydrate Content 18 g
  • Cholesterol Content 22 mg
  • Fat Content 11 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 8 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 4 g
  • Sodium Content 313 mg
  • Sugar Content 2 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g