Pasta Pitas

Pasta Pitas
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Pasta Pitas are just something else! Brushed with Garlic Butter & sauced with Pasta Meat Sauce. Topped with torn Provolone Cheese for a Deliciously Greasy Treat. Oven baked, garnished and served. These are a very convenient snack right after making some Pasta Sauce using the leftover Sauce and that Provolone Cheese on top too. It just makes it. The whole thing comes together perfectly to deliver that Belly Smile.

Pita Bread

Use either cooked Homemade Pitas or Store bought Pitas. Lay them down side by side on a baking sheet to start building these Pasta Pitas.

Our local middle eastern grocery outlet sell packages of 5 Pitas for $1.00 CAD and are freshly made and stocked all the time. It’s a really good deal and they’re very good. I usually pick up a few at a time and just freeze them until needed.

Homemade Pitas tend to puff up when baking, so watch for this and pierce the Air pocket with a fork.

Garlic Butter

Brushing the Pita Bread with Garlic Butter just gives that extra. Not only in the Garlic Punch but extra Greasiness too, it’s just beautiful.

The Garlic Butter is made up in 2 steps.

  1. The first step is to create Jar Aioli. This is what really packs a punch for those garlic flavors to come through in a Garlic Butter.
  2. The second step is Butter with all the Seasonings.
Jar Aioli

Jar Aioli

  1. Place one head of peeled Garlic Cloves into the Jar
  2. Add and purée
    1. 1/4 tsp of Sea Salt
    2. 1 tsp of Lemon Juice
  3. Then add the 1 Cup of Sunflower Oil and purée
Garlic Butter

Garlic Butter

  • 1/2 C Jar Aioli 
  • 1/2 C Butter
  • 1 tsp Parsley, Chives, Dehydrated Onion & Garlic Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Butter Popcorn Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp Dill weed & Aleppo Chili Flakes

Pasta Pita Sauces

Use leftover Pasta Sauce. This contains the Ground Beef added into the Sauce, with bits of Sausages and Pork or Steak if you added them in. Brush the Pita Bread with Garlic Butter before saucing with the Pasta Sauce.

Pasta Sauce with Crushed Tomatoes and Juice

Pasta Meat Sauce

leftover Pasta Sauce is used to Sauce the Pasta Pitas. With sliced Provolone Cheese torn into pieces and placed on top. Use about 1/3 C of Pasta Sauce per Pita Bread.

Toppings

The Sauce already contains the meat added when serving this sauce for Spaghetti. Although you can top it off with more toppings if desired like Italian Deli Slices, Pepperoni or Salami.

Cheese

Sliced Provolone Cheese torn into pieces and spread out on top. Optionally, use a Mozzarella & Provolone Cheese blend at a 3:1 ratio. Garnishing Cheeses can be added, using Parmesan or Romano.

Sliced Provolone Cheese

Sliced Provolone Cheese

Use 1 – 2 slices and tear into pieces to top the Pasta Pitas.

Garnishing Pasta Pitas

Garnish these with Parsley & Aleppo Chili Flakes. Fresh Basil Leaves, Chili Flakes, Parmesan or Romano Cheese are all nice too.

Pita with Pasta Sauce and Provolone Cheese
Store bought Pita with Pasta Sauce and Provolone Cheese

How to Make Pasta Pita

If you made Spaghetti recently, then you already have the Garlic Butter & Pasta Meat Sauce. All that’s left is the Pita Bread, and that can be picked up instead of making it from scratch. Now it’s just as simple as preheating the oven to 450 F and assembling the Pasta Pitas. Lay the Pitas out on a baking sheet and start putting it together.

Pasta Pita Garlic Butter

Garlic Butter

Brush Garlic Butter all the way to the outside of the Pita Bread.

Pasta Pita Sauced

Pasta Meat Sauce

Spread about 1/3 C of leftover Pasta Meat Sauce out for each Pita Bread.

Pasta Pita Provolone Cheese

Provolone Cheese

Tear small pieces of 1 – 2 Provolone Cheese Slices and place on top for each Pita Bread.

Oven Fresh Pasta Pita

Oven Fresh Pasta Pita

Bake in preheated 450 F oven, middle rack, for 5 minutes. Optionally broil the top if desired.

Garnish with Parsley & Aleppo or Chili Flakes. Optionally, add some Parmesan.

If using Homemade Pita Bread, watch for the Air Pockets and pierce them with a fork or knife to avoid large bubbles. Store bought Pitas don’t really puff up like homemade ones do.

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Pasta Pitas

Pasta Pitas sauced with Garlic Butter & leftover Pasta Meat Sauce, topped with Sliced Provolone Cheese for a Delicious Greasy Treat. Oven Baked at 450 F for 5 minutes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Servings: 2 Portions

Equipment

  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Brush

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 F with the rack in middle position.
    When ready, place the Pita Bread on the baking sheet.
    Brush with Garlic Butter
    Spread out Pasta Sauce
    Top with torn pieces of sliced Provolone Cheese
  • Place into the oven to bake for 5 minutes. Optionally broil the top for a few seconds if needed for color.
    Watch for Air pockets that will need to be popped, especially with homemade Pitas.
  • Remove & Plate. Garnish with Parsley & Aleppo or Chili Flakes and Enjoy.
Course: Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Canadian, Italian
Keywords: Pasta Pitas, Pasta Sauced Pitas, Pita Pizza with Pasta Sauce, Pita with Pasta Sauce
Author: JAH
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