Fontina and Roasted Eggplant Pita Pizza

SmartPoints: 5

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 65 min

Serves: 4

Difficulty: Difficult

Description

The sweet, creamy spread of roasted garlic on this delicious pizza is also good on crusty bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium uncooked red onion(s), sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 bulb(s) garlic clove(s)
  • 1 spray(s) olive oil cooking spray, enough to coat garlic
  • 2 large whole wheat pita(s), split in half crosswise
  • 1⁄2 cup(s) canned tomato sauce
  • 1 medium uncooked eggplant(s)
  • 1⁄2 cup(s) fontina cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Coat a sheet pan with olive oil cooking spray and spread onions on it; set aside.
  2. Prick eggplant all over with a fork. Coat garlic bulb with cooking spray; wrap in foil. Roast eggplant (unwrapped) and garlic (wrapped in foil) until very soft, about 45 minutes. Add onion to oven for last 20 minutes of roasting. Remove vegetables from oven and reduce temperature to 400ºF.
  3. Peel and mash eggplant; set aside. Squeeze garlic from its skin; set aside.
  4. Set pita rounds on a baking sheet; spread each with some garlic. Top with tomato sauce, eggplant, fontina and onions.
  5. Bake until crisp on edges, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve hot. Yields half a pita per serving.