Looking for easy dinner recipes? Pita pizza is our way to get dinner on the table in just a few minutes: way quicker than delivery pizza!

Umami Bomb Pita Pizza | A Couple Cooks

People ask us all the time, “What do you really eat?” It’s easy to look at beautifully styled, Pinterest-perfect photos and think: I could never make that. Honestly, we make everything you see on this website. We’ve photographed and styled it to look its best, but most of it is pretty simple food. (In fact, that’s why we wrote a book about pretty simple cooking.) All of our recipes are crafted with the everyday home cook in mind. That’s where this pita pizza comes in: keep reading for the recipe!

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How to get dinner on the table…fast!

When people ask me, what do you really eat? I say that typically, we eat recipes early in the week. Many of these recipes are inspired by seasonal produce or something we’ve found at the farmer’s market. Others are inspired by something we ate at a restaurant. Sometimes, we make recipes from the loads of cookbooks stuffed into the shelf in our dining room.

But when it gets towards the middle or the end of the week, we focus on spontaneous, creative on-the-fly cooking. It’s like the mystery-basket style of cooking on the show Chopped, where each chef is tasked with quickly devising a way to eat random ingredients. Depending on our week, Wednesday or Thursday are usually times to bust out our creativity and go Chopped-style. Luckily, the food we have around isn’t usually as crazy of combinations as in the show (usually something like kale, gummy worms, and kohlrabi).

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How to make pita pizza

This pita pizza recipe is a non-recipe that resulted from one of our cooking from intuition nights. Some might argue that it should not be posted as a formal recipe on a website. But the more we learn about teaching cooking, the more we find that people want to learn how to cook from intuition. Because that’s what being a home cook is all about!

With that in mind, here is an incredibly simple pita pizza that I made in 5 minutes on a Thursday night. My version was a little fancy, but you can use the same concept for super easy pita pizzas for kids.

For my fancy version, I used this can of chopped black truffles & mushrooms we found at our grocery, left over from a pizza night a few days before. Black truffle is my favorite flavor in the universe and they’re pretty difficult to find. The can was $10, but it was worth it for a special pizza dinner! Plus, we only used a small amount of the can for our pizza night. (You could also use truffle oil as a finishing garnish.) And I happened to have some pita bread in the refrigerator too. Quickly topped and broiled, this pita pizza came together in 5 minutes.

Feel free make this pita pizza concept your own! You can literally use any marinara sauce or basil pesto as the sauce for this pita pizza. Here we used our 5-minute Homemade Pizza Sauce, a fan favorite that comes together in just 5 minutes! Any type of shredded cheese works for the topping, and you can get creative on the toppings.

Veggies like jarred roasted red peppers, artichokes, spinach, and olives work well. Or you could do straight up cheese: we love the combination of shredded mozzarella and feta cheese. And then of course, stock up on some pita bread to keep in your refrigerator when you need a quick meal! Pita pizza is truly a lifesaver on busy weeknights.

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Looking for more pizza recipes?

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

This cheese pita pizza recipe is…

This cheese pita pizza is vegetarian.

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Black Truffle Pizza

Simple Cheese Pita Pizza

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Looking for easy dinner recipes? Pita pizza is our way to get dinner on the table in just a few minutes: way quicker than delivery pizza!




  1. Spread the pizza with the sauce; top with cheese, then truffles or truffle oil. Sprinkle with a few pinches of kosher salt.
  2. Broil on high until the cheese is melted, a few minutes. Cut into pieces and enjoy.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Pita Pizza, Pizza, Italian,Truffles, Pizza Sauce, Cheese, Vegetarian, Quick Meal, Gourmet, 5 Minute Meal, Fast

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Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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  1. it sounds like something i do every Friday..its like my clean your fridge meal with whatever I have. umami is such a good flavor and love the use here in pizza…i love when recipes are flexible and intuitive rather than regimented, which is probably why i dont like baking that much.