Healthy Pita Pizza with Goat Cheese

A quick weeknight meal, this healthy pita pizza with goat cheese and tomato is as simple as it is tasty, with creamy cheese and juicy heirloom tomatoes.

Healthy pita pizza

Life sometimes seems like little bits of crazy, strung together with brief moments of solitude or exhilaration. And while “just make time for margin” might be the default answer to the problem, Alex and I realize not all of us are afforded this luxury. Especially those of you out there who are parents (bless you, seriously). And even without little ones, the daily grind can be a challenge. Over the years, a few tips have emerged to help us survive the crazy of life and continue to make nourishing meals. Here are some of our tips on easy dinner ideas, and this healthy pita pizza recipe.

Related: Homemade Pizza for Beginners

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Easy dinner ideas for weeknights

Here are a few tips we’ve learned about easy dinner ideas to get food on the table fast!

Freeze your leftovers.

Recently we’ve started freezing our leftovers from “cooking nights” and saving them for nights with no margin. Not all meals freeze well, but we’ve found things like soups or curries are perfect for this.

Simple recipe concepts.

It’s kind of a “duh”, but having a few simple recipe concepts that aren’t PB&J is a key to nourishing quick meals. For example, this healthy pita pizza recipe, any of these Easy Dinner Recipes for Busy Lives, or theseEasy Dinner Recipes for Family.

Grocery pickup or delivery services.

Recently we’ve been taking advantage of services like grocery delivery and in-store pickup. Honestly, saving precious evening minutes by having groceries already ordered and ready in the store for pickup can be a lifesaver in a time crunch. We’ve used ClickList to order online from our local Kroger grocery store, and the groceries were ready and delivered to our car when we arrived. It’s pretty sweet, and we’re hopeful that companies will continue to innovate to help make home cooking easy to get on the table! 

Related: 10 Easy Recipes for Kids | Best Goat Cheese Recipes

Ordering groceries from Clicklist

How to make healthy pita pizza

This healthy pita pizza recipe is one of our favorites yet; it’s incredibly simple and easily customizable to the ingredients you have on hand. A pita pizza can be prepared in the time it takes to preheat your oven, and baked in a little over 10 minutes. Our key is to prebake the pita a few minutes per side in order to achieve a crispy crust.

This healthy pita pizza recipe uses heirloom tomatoes left over from our farmer’s market run and fresh thyme from our garden, along with pitas, mozzarella and goat cheese from the grocery. The tangy, creamy goat cheese is a perfect combination for the sweet tomatoes. It tastes like it’s taken hours to prepare, even though it’s the definition of simple. Feel free to use any produce you like for your healthy pita pizzas — but the goat cheese and fresh thyme are essential for the fresh flavor.

Healthy pita pizza

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This recipe is…

This healthy pita pizza recipe is vegetarian.

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Healthy Pita Pizza with Goat Cheese


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

A quick weeknight meal, this healthy pita pizza with goat cheese and tomato is as simple as it is tasty, with creamy cheese and juicy heirloom tomatoes. 


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Ingredients

  • 4 whole wheat pitas
  • 1 small red onion
  • Handful thyme sprigs
  • 1 pound tomatoes (heirloom or multi-colored, if desired)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Olive oil (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 450°F.
  2. Place pita directly on the oven grate and pre-bake 3 minutes per side, then flip and bake another 3 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, thinly slice the red onion. Roughly chop the thyme. Using a serrated knife, thinly slice the tomatoes.
  4. When the pitas are crisp, remove them from the oven. The top each with 1/2 cup mozzarella, then tomatoes, onions, and thyme leaves. Add dollops of goat cheese. Sprinkle liberally with kosher salt, especially the tomatoes. If desired, drizzle with olive oil. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven, cut into wedges, and serve.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Healthy pita pizza, Pita Pizza Recipe, Heirloom Tomatoes, Goat Cheese Recipes, Easy Dinner Recipes, Fast Dinner Recipes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Katrina
    August 28, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    I love pita pizzas! These look lovely – great flavour!

  • Reply
    Bowhaus
    August 29, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    These look beautiful, colourful and tasty, and remind me of Flammkuchen, as we call them here in Germany (but they use creme fraiche or fromage blanc). Great idea. Looks yummy. Thanks.

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