Veggie Pita Bread Pizza

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This veggie pita bread pizza is a quick and easy dinner idea that comes in handy on busy weeknights! Use your favorite veggie toppings.

Pita bread pizza

Even loving to cook as much as we do, Alex and I have plenty of weeknights or lunches where we’re in need of something quick to throw together. One of our favorite go-to’s is pita pizzas, especially if we have some pita bread in the freezer. This quick meal is always hit, and easily adaptable for whatever vegetables you have on hand.

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Pita bread pizza

How to make veggie pita bread pizza

Pita bread pizza is so, so simple and one of our favorite ways to make a quick weeknight meal. All you need to do is remember to stock pita bread in your refrigerator and some shredded cheese. Then, it’s an easy way to use up veggies in the refrigerator. A few tips for some great pita bread pizza:

  • A pizza stone is helpful for a crispy crust.
  • Our Best Homemade Pizza Sauce takes only 5 minutes in the blender. You also can use store bought pizza sauce, just look for high quality, organic sauces as the flavor is usually much better.
  • Most vegetables are good raw: some of our favorites (which we’ve used here) are red onion and canned artichokes. Vegetables we’ve found to be better sauteed for a few minutes in olive oil before placing on the pizza are spinach, kale, zucchini, summer squash, or mushrooms.
  • Get creative! Use toppings like for our any of our large pizzas, like Best Margherita Pizza, Mexican Pizza or Greek Pizza. Or try this Roasted Red Pepper Pita Bread Pizza. See more ideas below.
  • We always spread just a bit of kosher salt on top of our pizzas to bring out the flavor.
  • Fresh basil is one of our favorite toppings. If you use it, make sure to add it after the pizza comes out of the oven, since it turns black in the oven.
  • PS you could always try homemade pita bread too! Try our Pita Bread Recipe.
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Veggie Pita Bread Pizza


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

Description

This veggie pita bread pizza is a quick and easy dinner idea that comes in handy on busy weeknights! Use your favorite veggie toppings.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 8 ounces canned artichoke hearts (or vegetable toppings of your choice)*
  • 4 pita rounds (homemade, or purchased)
  • 1 cup Best Pizza Sauce or crushed San Marzano tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (mozzarella, Italian blend, or Monterrey jack)
  • Fresh herbs (we used fresh basil and oregano)
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 450°F.
  2. Chop the vegetables into small pieces. (Note that most vegetables you can use raw; some vegetables are better when first sauteed briefly in a bit of olive oil, such as spinach, kale, zucchini, and mushrooms.) Thinly slice or chop the herbs; if using basil, set aside.
  3. On each pita, thinly spread 1/4 cup tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes (with a little kosher salt sprinkled on top, if using crushed tomatoes). Sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Top with chopped vegetables, and sprinkle with some kosher salt.
  4. Slide the pizzas onto the pizza stone and bake until the cheese is melted and lightly browned, about 7 to 10 minutes. Top with fresh basil, cut into pieces, and serve immediately.

Notes

*Most vegetables you can use raw; some vegetables are better when first sauteed briefly in a bit of olive oil, such as spinach, kale, zucchini, and mushrooms.

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

Keywords: Pita Bread Pizza, Pita Pizza Recipe, Healthy Pita Pizza, 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.

8 Comments

  • Reply
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    August 1, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Love how easy this is!

  • Reply
    Annie
    August 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    This is fabulous! Would like this now and almost every day!

  • Reply
    Eileen
    August 1, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Aah, it’s the pita trick! Using pita bread as pizza crust has been one of my favorite quick-dinner tricks for years. Half the time I cook mine in the toaster oven, directly ont he rack. Love it!

  • Reply
    erin
    August 1, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    One nice thing about working to where I can go home for lunch- I eat pita pizza at least three times a week :) Love your inspirations for different toppings!

  • Reply
    Riley
    August 2, 2012 at 11:15 am

    This looks delicious! I’ll definitely be trying this with artichokes! Yum!

  • Reply
    Katie
    August 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Yum! I love pita pizzas, I try to keep a bag of whole wheat pitas in the freezer just for this purpose. I love the combo of veggies you’ve got on this one – artichokes are my favourite!

  • Reply
    Heidi @ Food Doodles
    August 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Yum! I’ve been doing tortilla pizzas lately, but pita pizzas are my original favorite. So good and so easy :) I wish I had time to make homemade pitas still – They’re awesome!

  • Reply
    Kim
    August 8, 2012 at 3:32 am

    The only word i can think of: Yum!

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