Pita Pizza

Pita Pizza
Pies Pizza Logo Pita Pizza

Pita Pizza is a quick snack you can make with Pita Bread. All Sauced up with that special blend of Mozzarella Cheese and your Favorite Toppings.

This is a Post I decided would serve as a cornerstone post for a wide variety of Pita Pizzas. Here I will list all the Pita Pizzas I have made. So be sure to check back as all future Pita Pizzas will be posted here.

They are all pretty much made the same way with different Sauces, Cheese, and Ingredients.

Pita Bread

For this recipe, we use already cooked Pita Bread. Place Sauce on with Bottoms – which are ingredients that go under the cheese and/or Toppings – that go on top of the cheese.

Usually, I make up a big batch of Pita Bread and use it for whatever meal I am having and then freeze the rest for things like Pita Pizza. If using frozen Pita Bread just remove it from the freezer and thaw.

Oven Pita Bread
Oven Pita Bread

Steamed Pita

Another cool trick is to Steam the Pita Bread either fresh or straight from frozen. This also has the added benefit of adding moisture to the Pita that when cooked in the oven doesn’t crisp so fast. It also gives a chewier texture.

Garlic Butter Brush On

Optionally brush on Garlic Butter before saucing with the Pizza Sauce to add extra flavor and a Garlic kick. You can also serve JAH Garlic Sauce as a dipping sauce or the brush on for the Pita Pizzas.

Papa Johns Garlic Sauce
Papa Johns Garlic Sauce

Pita Pizza Sauce

Depending on the type of Pita Pizza being made, a whole array of other sauces can be used. For the standard Pizza Sauce use this Pizza Sauce or other pizza sauce recipes.

Base Pizza Sauce
Base Pizza Sauce

Pita Pizza Cheese

There are many types of cheeses that can be used depending on the style of Pita Pizza being made. The standard pizza cheese is made from shredded high moisture mozzarella cheese & Provolone cheese at a 3:1 ratio.

Just shred the Mozzarella Cheese and the Provolone cheese. Then combine into a Ziploc bag 3 Cups of Mozza & 1 Cup of Provolone. Mix it well and freeze.

Saputos Mozzarella Cheese
Saputos Mozzarella Cheese

Cooking Pita Pizza

Cook Pita Pizzas flat on a baking sheet and place into a preheated oven. Anywhere from 400 F – highest setting your stove will go. Cook for 5 minutes.

I find 450 F is the median. Less for not as Crispy Pita Pizzas and the highest setting for really crispy.

Steaming it prior to assembling will minimize cooking the crust too much and gives a chewier texture. I myself vary from sometimes putting the pita bread in as is because I want the crunch or wetting the dough to minimize it, to Steaming it for a Chewy sensation. It all depends on the mood for me at least. If you do like it crispy then cooking at the highest setting will crisp it up in the same time frame.

Pita Pizza Varieties

Just as there are varieties of Pizza so it is with Pita Pizzas. Make sure you stop back once in a while as all Pita Pizzas I make will be posted here. To make yours, just check back in this section for some ideas.

Pepper Sausage

Made with Pizza Sauce, Italian Sausage, Onions and Red Peppers, and Mozzarella Cheese Blend.

Pita Pizza
Pita Pizza

Chicken Caesar

Made with Caesar Dressing, Chicken, Red Onions, Bacon, Mozzarella Cheese Blend with some Cheddar Cheese.

Chicken Caesar
Chicken Caesar

Turkey Ham Ranch

Made with Ranch dressing, Deli Style Turkey and Ham Slices – Sliced into Shreds, Onions, Tomatoes and Green Bell Peppers.

Turkey Ham Ranch
Turkey Ham Ranch

Pita Pizza Garnish

Garnish the Pizza with Parsley, Parmesan Cheese, Chili Flakes, or Aleppo Chili Flakes. Mix these ingredients together for your very own Pizza Shake.

I have a few that I am experimenting with. It’s a fantastic way to elevate the Pizza even more.

Pita Pizza

Pita Pizza

Pizza on a Pita Bread. Choose your Sauce and Bottoms or Toppings.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Canadian, Italian
Keyword: Pita Pizza, Pizza on Pita Bread
Servings: 2 portion
Author: JAH

Equipment

  • 1 Large Baking Sheet

Ingredients

  • 2 Pita Breads
  • Garlic Butter - optional
  • Pizza Sauce - or other Sauces
  • Your Favorite Toppings
  • Mozzarella Cheese Blend - 3:1 Mozzarella to Provolone
  • Cheddar Cheese - optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 F. Rack in middle position.
    Place Pita Breads on a baking sheet and optionally brush with Garlic Butter.
  • Sauce the Pita Bread and build with your Favorite Toppings & Cheese.
  • Place them into the oven to cook for 5 minutes. Optionally Broil the top for colorization if needed during the last 1 minute.
  • Remove from the oven, sprinkle Pizza Shake on top or Garnish with Parsley, Parmesan Cheese, Chili Flakes.

Notes

The oven preheated to 450 F is a good median heat for better control and cooking the Pita Pizzas for 5 minutes. From here you can remove them a bit early or leave in a few seconds to crisp. Optionally broil the top for a few seconds to a minute. 
If a softer Pita Pizza is desired cook at 400 F. Optionally steam the Pita bread before assembling for a Soft and Chewy Pita Pizza. 
If a crispy Pita Pizza is desired cook at the highest setting your stove will go. Keep an eye on it, they crisp up fast.
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