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Pita pizza is one of our favorite easy dinners on homemade olive pita bread.
Today’s pita pizza has a layer of ricotta cheese, then a layer of my basil pesto, cooked pork sausages, mushrooms, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, Parmigiano cheese, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
Even though every once in a while, I make my better-than-take-out pizza as a splurge.
The great thing about pita bread pizzas is that it is an easy meal for one or two people.
As well it’s not only simple to make, but it’s also a healthy alternative to traditional pizza.
Dinner Ideas Made Simple With Olive Pita Bread
The ingredients to make pita bread are pantry staples, but if you don’t prefer making it, you can purchase a variety of flatbreads at the grocery store.
For this recipe, I used my olive pita bread recipe, but I rolled it out very thin so no pocket would form.
If you don’t want to add olives to the pita bread recipe, you don’t have to.
We are always looking for healthy lunch ideas and preferably a formula that won’t take us long to make.
The great thing about making pita bread is you can freeze it and take one out at a time if you like if you only want to make one serving.
Cooking Pita Pizza With Kids
Pita bread pizzas are becoming more popular with kids because more families are introducing pita into the kitchen, an excellent alternative to traditional bread.
I love having kids in the kitchen to teach them how to cook, and if you inspire a young child, you never know where the inspiration may take them.
Sometimes, you may have to motivate a child to participate and make pita pizzas.
It’s a simple way to get them involved in making a delicious meal or snack they will be proud of.
Pita Pizza Toppings
I’m a huge fan of ricotta, and if you look at my recipe index, you will see I use ricotta in a few of my recipes.
However, I buy ricotta; if you have the time, you can make homemade ricotta with only three ingredients.
No, I haven’t tried it yet, but I plan to one day.
If you are a veggie pizza lover, the great thing about pita bread pizzas is that you can put whatever toppings you like on top.
Add kale, collard greens, spinach, rapini, or Swiss chard to a pan, sauté the vegetables with garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper, and add greens as an enhancer to the pita pizza.
The garlic in the basil pesto gives this pita pizza allure.
If you are a grill master, you can easily make pizza on the grill, making the cooking time even quicker.
I also bet the flavor will taste 100 times better, although I’ve never tried it.
The variations of toppings for a pita pizza are endless.
If you have a foodie imagination and a hungry stomach, you can look in your pantry and turn your pita pizza into a masterpiece.
If you don’t want to make this a quick lunch and prefer to serve it as a healthy dinner alternative, add a side of tuna pasta salad, cucumber mint salad, or tomato salad with chickpeas to make a meal.
I like to garnish my dish with fresh parsley from the garden, and then I put it right on top of my pita pizza and eat it while it’s hot.
You can’t beat fresh herbs from the garden, so when they are available, I eat them every chance.
Sometimes, you might even catch me ripping a piece of parsley, basil, or chives while wandering around the back garden to taste and smell the aroma on my hands.
Discussion: What toppings do you like on your pita pizza?
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How To Make Olive Pita Pizza
- Yield: 4 pita pizzas
- Oven temp: 350 degrees for 7 -10 minutes
Make Homemade Pita Bread
Start by making your own Olive Pita Bread. If you don’t like olives, you can leave them out if you don’t have time to make pita bread, then buy a package at your local grocery store.
Putting The Pita Pizza Together
- 1 cup of basil pesto
- 1 cup of grated mozzarella
- 1 cup of fresh ricotta cheese
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano cheese
- 1 cup of sliced mushrooms
- 4 cooked pork sausages sliced
- Fresh parsley to garnish (optional)
- Extra virgin olive oil to drizzle
- Heat a pizza stone in the oven to temp at 350 degrees. If you don’t have a pizza stone, you can use a baking sheet, but you don’t need to heat it.
- Layer the bottoms of the pita with ricotta cheese, then a layer of pesto, marinara sauce, mushrooms, sausages, and mozzarella cheese on top with Parmigiano cheese and a sprinkle of extra virgin olive oil.
- Put the pita pizza in the oven on the pizza stone at 350 degrees for about 7 minutes or until browned and the cheese is melted.
- Enjoy with a garnish of fresh parsley and a side salad.