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Roasted Red Pepper Pita Pizzas

Roasted Red Pepper Pita Pizzas

As pizza lovers, we’re always in the market for another pizza variation. And when our latest baking experiment left us with a pile of whole grain pitas, I was ready to take a break from hummus and try something new. Enter the pita pizza – a quick and easy way to experience my favorite food, but in half the time!

Of course, you’ll need to make the pitas, but purchased pitas would work as well (just try to get some nice fresh ones). I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious these were – probably due to the non-traditional sauce. I was a bit wary at first to deviate from the typical tomato base, but the combination of the red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes was excellent! We’ll definitely make this sauce this again, perhaps even for a full-size pizza.

Another deviation from tradition was the cheese; I’ve started to use Monterrey jack on my pizzas instead of mozzarella, since I feel it gives a bit more flavor. But topped with oregano, these pitas tasted just as good (or better) than the real thing!  Of course, the concept has endless possibilities for customizing toppings to your liking. Give it a try, and let us know your favorite!

Roasted Red Pepper Pita Pizzas
Serves: 4 pizzas
What You Need
  • 12-ounce jar roasted red peppers
  • 1 jar oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (with herbs, if possible)
  • 4 whole grain pitas
  • 1⅓ cups shredded Monterrey jack cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Kosher salt
What To Do
  1. Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 450°F.
  2. Drain the red peppers. Remove ½ red pepper and cut it into thin strips to garnish pizzas.
  3. In a food processor, place the remaining red peppers, 10 sun-dried tomatoes, and 1 tablespoon of the oil from the sun-dried tomato jar. Purée for 1 to 2 minutes until smooth.
  4. On each whole grain pita, spread ¼ of the red pepper sauce and ⅓ cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese. Top with sliced red peppers, ½ teaspoon dried oregano, and a bit of kosher salt.
  5. Place the pizzas on the pizza stone (or a baking sheet) and bake until the cheese is melted, 5 to 7 minutes.



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  • Reply
    Nikki @Pennies on a Platter
    March 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I love pita pizzas and have been wanting to make homemade pitas. So, you’re inspiring me today in two areas! :) Thanks!!

  • Reply
    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    March 28, 2011 at 7:18 am

    You are putting the hard sell on me to make those pitas (whether you know it or not)! :) Yum!! And I love personal size pizzas. So cute!

  • Reply
    March 29, 2011 at 7:57 am

    hi! found you on tastespotting. my favorite food group is pizza and this pita pizza looks really yummy! i will have to try it. i will also be exploring your other recipes, they look so good! have a great day!!

  • Reply
    March 30, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Yum! Quick and easy too! Good post.

  • Reply
    Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls
    March 31, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Yummm x 100! This looks fabulous!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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