Greek Pita Pizza Recipe

Pita Pizza Recipe and Baking Instructions
This recipe is one of many easy weeknight dinners that can be baked in no time flat using whole wheat pita bread, freshly baked or frozen. With a preheated 500° F (260° C) oven, it only takes about five minutes to bake a pita pie to gooey, cheesey, toasty perfection. This recipe feeds one person as a main course or two people as a shared side or appetizer.

Get the Pita Bread Recipe Pita Bread Recipe and Baking Instructions Ingredients Needed

– 6” diameter homemade pita pocket bread, unopened
– ¼ cup pesto (I use homemade basil & parsley pesto)
– 1/3 cup shredded mozzerella cheese
– ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
– 3 pitted olives, cut in half
– 1 small wedge of red onion, cut into ½” pieces
– ½ large tomato, diced
– dash of ground pepper
– 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Pita Pizza Recipe and Baking Instructions

Step-by-Step Baking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 500° F.

Pita Pizza Recipe and Baking Instructions

2. Spread the pesto on top of the pita pocket, leaving an exposed edge for just the crust.

Pita Pizza Recipe and Baking Instructions
3. Add all of the feta and half of the tomatoes and olives (sneaking toppings under the cheese = even more toppings).

Pita Pizza Recipe and Baking Instructions
4. Add the shredded mozzarella.

Pita Pizza Recipe and Baking Instructions
5. Add the onions and the remainder of the tomatoes and olives. Grind fresh pepper on top.

Pita Pizza Recipe and Baking Instructions
6. Insert the pizza (no pan) directly onto the middle rack of a preheated 500° oven. Bake for five minutes or until the cheese is just beginning to brown.

Pita Pizza Recipe and Baking Instructions
7. Remove the pizza from the oven. Drizzle the top with the extra virgin olive oil.

8. Slice the pie into wedges and serve immediately.

Pita Pizza Recipe and Baking Instructions

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