Kitchen Krafts

    “Kitchen Krafts,” Friend, Mar. 2008, 19

    Kitchen Krafts

    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

    1. Spread a tablespoon of spaghetti sauce inside each pita pocket. Add mozzarella cheese, meat, and Parmesan cheese.

    2. Place pita pockets on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 30 seconds or until the cheese melts.

    Pizza Dip

    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

    1. 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.

    2. 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