Veggies take center stage in fun mini pizza dish

Published 8:08 pm Monday, September 5, 2022

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Let kids build these mini pizzas. Top whole-grain pita with sauce and criss-cross of low-fat mozzarella cheese and vegetables for a quick, fun dinner. This recipe from Produce for Better Health Foundation via USDA’s MyPlate makes four servings.

Tic Tac Toe Veggie Pizza


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1 medium carrot

1/2 red bell pepper

1 medium summer squash

4 whole wheat pita rounds (about 6″ diameter)

3/4 cup reduced-sodium pasta sauce

4 sticks reduced-fat string mozzarella string cheese


  1. Place rack in middle of oven and pre-heat oven to 400° F.
  2. For Xs, cut carrot and bell pepper into small sticks about 2 inches long. For Os, cut summer squash into 12 slices. For grid, pull apart each cheese stick to make four strips.
  3. Place pita rounds on baking sheet and spread pasta sauce on each.
  4. Let kids build tic tac toe pizzas with cheese and vegetables.
  5. Bake about 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbling.