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Pita Pizza Recipe

Updated on February 7, 2013
Make a meal in under 15 minutes: Pita Pizza Recipe
Make a meal in under 15 minutes: Pita Pizza Recipe | Source

Pita pizza is very similar to traditional pizza, the only difference being that the dough on pita pizza is made with pita bread instead of pizza dough. Pita pizza is an easy alternative to regular pizza, especially if you don’t have the dough for a regular pizza. Pita bread freezes well and when making pita pizza bread there is no need to defrost it, it can be cooked as a pizza directly from the freezer. It’s a great meal choice if you want to make something quickly and with very few ingredients. Furthermore pita pizza is a great choice for people who enjoy thin crispy crust on their pizzas.

It’s a very flexible dish: depending on the size of the pita bread that you use, it can be made as a single serving or large enough for several people. Another great point about making pita pizza is that anyone can do it: it’s easy to make so that even children can help out preparing the ingredients and topping the pizza. There are a variety of ways to make a pita pizza: you can simply substitute your regular pizza dough and make the pizza exactly the same way you would normally go about making your pizza. Or you can try this recipe.

Pita Pizza Recipe

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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1 Pita Bread, (regular or whole wheat)
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 1 Green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup Cauliflower, thinly sliced
  • 5 or 6 slices Salami or pepperoni
Spread the pizza sauce on with the back of a spoon
Spread the pizza sauce on with the back of a spoon | Source
Add your toppings and cheese
Add your toppings and cheese | Source
add deli meats if you desire
add deli meats if you desire | Source

Instructions

  1. You can use canned tomato sauce for your pizza, you can buy bottled pasta sauce or even make your own. The vegetables are suggested servings, but the beauty of homemade pizza is that you can add or subtract any of these ingredients to your liking.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit. Slice the cauliflower thinly when you put it on pizza because if it’s too thick your pizza won’t cook very evenly. I put the tomato sauce on first applying it with the backside of a spoon, then I add the vegetable toppings. Once the vegetables are placed on the pizza you can sprinkle on the cheese. If I do add deli meat on the pizza, I prefer to put it on last so that the deli meat gets crispy in the oven. For crispy deli meats, place them on top of the pizza, but for less crispy, place the deli meats on first, before you sprinkle on the vegetables. Depending on whether you want meat on your pizza or not, you can leave out this step.
  3. Place the pita pizza in the middle rack of your oven to prevent burning. When the cheese and sides start to get golden brown then you know the pizza is ready. It takes about 10 minutes to cook. Don’t overcook the pita, so make sure to watch it while you are cooking. Since the dough is precooked, it doesn’t need to be in the oven for very long, just long enough to heat the cheese and other toppings. If you notice that the sides start to get burnt, reduce the heat.
  4. A few minutes before you remove the pizza from the oven, turn it onto broil for one or two minutes. This will cook the top of the pizza and make it crispy, ensuring that the cheese and other toppings get well cooked. Make sure that when you put your oven on broil that you are careful that it doesn’t get burnt because it will heat very fast while on this setting. Your pizza is now ready to be eaten: take it out of the oven carefully because it will be hot. SLice it up and serve.

Enjoy!

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    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      This sounds interesting. I will mark this to add to my recipe files and come back and give it a try. It sounds like a nice idea for a small pizza.

      thanks for sharing.

      Sending Angels to you and yours :) ps

    • TheKatsMeow profile imageAUTHOR

      TheKatsMeow 

      5 years ago from Canada

      @peachpurple and @rumanasaiyed thank you for your comments. Let me know if you guys try it!

    • rumanasaiyed profile image

      Rumana 

      5 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      I love pizzas, but never tried on Pitta bread. Thats a good idea though !!! Thanks for sharing it with us.. Voted up Useful...

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      looks good to eat. Easy to bake with few ingredients, this is what i have been looking for. Thanks for the recipe. Voted useful. Would be voting for "Yummy" if available....

    • TheKatsMeow profile imageAUTHOR

      TheKatsMeow 

      5 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for the comments aziza786!

    • aziza786 profile image

      Zia Uddin 

      5 years ago from Birmingham

      That pita pizza looks delicious. I must give it a try and it does seem rather easy to prepare and cook as you've mentioned. Thanks for sharing this scrumptious recipe, voted up.

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