Roasted Red Pepper Pita Bread Pizza Recipe

This pita bread pizza recipe is perfect for kids and adults alike! Topped with roasted red peppers and Monterrey jack cheese, it’s a total crowd pleaser.

Pita bread pizza recipe

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: this pita bread pizza recipe! It’s a quick and easy way to experience our favorite food, but in half the time! Keep reading for the pita bread pizza recipe.

Pita bread pizza recipe

About this pita bread pizza recipe

Of course, the point of a pita bread pizza recipe is to make pizza fast! So purchased pita bread works well here. I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious these pita bread pizzas were – which was probably due to the tangy, complex red pepper sauce. At first I was a bit wary to deviate from the typical tomato Homemade Pizza Sauce, but the blended 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 with this pita bread pizza recipe is the cheese. I’ve started to use Monterrey jack cheese on my pizzas instead of mozzarella, since I feel it gives a bit more flavor. And topped with oregano, this pita bread pizza recipe tasted just as good (or better) than the real thing! Of course, the concept has endless possibilities for customizing toppings to your liking. These pita bread pizzas are especially popular with kids, but I’m sure your grown-up friends will love these as well (after all, who doesn’t like pizza?). If you’re hosting a dinner party, you could set all the toppings out and let your friends create their own pita bread pizza. It’s less work for you, and more fun for them!

How to make pita bread pizza

The only major prep work you need to do for this pita bread pizza recipe is make the sauce. Oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes are a key ingredient in the red pepper sauce, since sun-dried tomatoes aren’t wet enough to be blended smoothly. Choose a jar of sun-dried tomatoes that are packed with both herbs and oil, if possible. They have a lot more flavor — and the leftover oil is phenomenal in salad dressings!

Once the sauce is blended, simply spread a little onto each pita bread, then add the other toppings. Try not to load the pizzas with too much sauce or red pepper slices, as this can make the pita base a touch soggy. To make this pita bread pizza recipe into a full meal, serve the pizzas with a side salad.

Looking for more pizza recipes?

Outside of this red pepper pita pizza recipe, here are a few recipes to use for topping ideas for a pita pizza:

This recipe is…

This red pepper pita bread pizza recipe is vegetarian.

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Roasted Red Pepper Pita Bread Pizza Recipe


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 4 pizzas 1x

Description

This pita bread pizza recipe is perfect for kids and adults alike! Topped with roasted red peppers and Monterrey jack cheese, it’s a total crowd pleaser.


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Ingredients

  • 12-ounce jar roasted red peppers
  • 1 jar oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (with herbs, if possible)
  • 4 whole grain pitas
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded Monterrey jack cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 450°F.
  2. Drain the red peppers. Remove half the red peppers and cut 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 1/4 of the red pepper sauce and 1/3 cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese. Top with sliced red peppers, 1/2 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.

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

Keywords: pita bread pizza, pita pizza, pita bread pizza recipe, roasted red peppers, 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.

5 Comments

  • 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
    joanne
    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
    egb
    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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