Pita Pizza Recipe

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This easy pita pizza is the fastest, easiest pizza you’ll ever make. It’s tasty, Weight Watcher’s-friendly, and keeps you full through to your next meal.

I realize that pizza made on pita bread is not a new concept. I’m sure many of you have tried it, especially if you have kids. But this one is a little different than most because instead of regular cheese, it uses cottage cheese. And I’m here to tell you, it’s delicious!

A hand holds a slice of Pita Pizza.

Can You Use Pita Bread As A Pizza Base?

Absolutely! Hence, the name “Pita Pizza”! In fact, pita bread makes wonderful pizza, and you don’t have to knead dough or pre-bake anything. Just put your toppings on and go!

More Pita Pizza Topping Ideas

To keep this low-calorie, you want to stick to vegetables. But you may also want to sauté them a little before adding them here to make sure they get fully cooked. A great way to do this without adding a ton of fat is to sauté the veggies in chicken or vegetable broth. It works great! Avoid things like Pepperoni or salami. Processed meats are never healthy.

  • Mushrooms
  • Kalamata olives
  • Fresh basil, cilantro, or other fresh herbs.
  • Peppers – red peppers work great! You can do the spicy ones or the red bell peppers. Either will work fine here.
  • Onions – I love red onion on pizza!
  • Garlic
  • Red pepper flakes – For some spice.

Try Different Sauces

Look for sauces without any added sugars. You can try sauces like BBQ sauce or even hot sauce.

Alternate Cheeses

If you don’t mind the extra fat and calories, then regular cheese will be very tasty on this. Your cheese choice should, of course, complement your toppings. So choose carefully. Consider:

  • Cheddar cheese
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Feta cheese
An overhead view of a slice of Pita Pizza pulled back from the rest of the pizza on a white plate.

Play With Spices And Seasonings

You can always add more flavor by adding spices. I like to sprinkle some on the sauce and some over the cheese. Some spices to consider are:

  • Greek seasoning
  • Oregano
  • Curry powder
  • Taco seasoning

What About The Crust?

If pitas don’t do it for you, try naan bread. It’s a delicious alternative. There are also gluten-free pita bread options, but they are generally not as healthy. They usually have a ton of additives and processed ingredients. Whole wheat pita bread or naan are the best options. Plus, they are relatively easy to find in grocery stores.

Do I Have To Cook This In A Microwave?

No! You can bake this in an oven or toaster oven. Even an air fryer will work! There is no pizza dough to cook, so all you are doing is basically melting the cheese. But for the oven, you’ll want a pizza pan or a baking sheet, and it’s best to line it with parchment paper to keep the already-cooked pita bread from burning on the bottom.

Is Pizza Dough The Same As Pita Bread?

No. They are two different types of dough, although they are incredibly similar. But one is already made for you, like a slice of bread. The other generally needs to be baked first before you can add toppings. So pita bread has some definite advantages.

Is There A Way To Make Pita Bread Using Pizza Dough?

Yes! You can use pizza dough to make pita bread. Typically, pita bread is made in an oven or in a skillet. So all you have to do is follow the directions in a pita bread recipe using pizza dough.

A single slice of Pita Pizza sits pulled back from the rest of the pizza on a white plate and background.

About The Ingredients

Whole grain pita bread – Look for 100% whole wheat or whole grain with no sugar added.

Tomato sauce – Or sugar-free, jarred spaghetti or pizza sauce.

Fresh spinach – I use baby spinach leaves. They tend to work best.

Cottage cheese – You can use any kind you like as long as it’s not flavored or sweetened.

How To Make Pita Pizza

Pita Pizza Recipe ingredients on a white surface.

Gather all your ingredients.

A pita bread placed on a white plate.

Place your pita on a microwave-safe plate.

Topping the pita bread with pizza sauce.
Topping the pizza with spinach leaves.
Topping the Pita Pizza with cottage cheese.

Layer on the ingredients in the order listed.

A hand reaches for a slice of Pita Pizza from a white plate.

Microwave for about 2 minutes until you have a nice, melted, cheesy mess on your plate.

Oven Instructions

If you prefer to cook these in the oven, you can cook them at 450 F. for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is nice and gooey.

Storage

It’s doubtful that you’ll have leftovers, but if you do, Simply pack this in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Freezing

Freezing is not recommended for this recipe. The cottage cheese won’t freeze well.

Reheating

You can reheat this in the microwave or the oven.

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Pita Pizza

Don't forget the knife and fork. This is not the kind of pizza you want to eat with your hands. Trust me. I tried. It wasn't pretty. My favorite white (but now red polka dot) t-shirt will never recover.
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Course: Main Course, Pizza
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 124kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 standard whole grain pita bread
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce (or sugar free, jarred spaghetti sauce)
  • ½ cup tightly packed fresh spinach
  • ½ cup cottage cheese

Instructions

  • Place your pita on a microwave-safe plate.
    A pita bread placed on a white plate.
  • Layer on the ingredients in the order listed.
    Topping the Pita Pizza with cottage cheese.
  • Microwave for about 2 minutes until you have a nice, melted, cheesy mess on your plate.
    A hand reaches for a slice of Pita Pizza from a white plate.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1entire recipe | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 719mg | Potassium: 396mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1819IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg

This recipe from the Gracious Pantry® archives, originally posted on 2/25/10.

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12 Comments

  1. Haha, this looks a bit messy indeed, definitely something I will try myself, so easy and quick!

  2. This is, of late, my favorite lunch! So simple and delicious!

    1. Gaby – It’s yummy, right? I LOVE that pizza!

  3. I don’t know about the cottage cheese. that doesn’t sound to yummy to me. how about riccota. could you use this. i don’t like cottage cheese

    1. Jennifer – I’ve never tried ricotta, but I don’t see why not.

  4. This was soooo good! It actually satisfied my pizza craving. I put it under the broiler in my oven instead, it made the edged of my “crust” nice and crispy. Delicious.

    1. Laura – That DOES sound good! Thanks for trying my recipe!

  5. Suburban Sweetheart says:

    Any idea how many WW Points this is? Looks good!

  6. i made this for lunch today and it was delicious! i didn’t have any ww pita, so I used one of those flatbread things (100cal). I toasted the flatbread in the toaster oven first, then layered the rest of the ingredients on top, and then broiled it all again for a few minutes. It was messy and yummy and super filling. will definitely make again, and maybe add other veggies. :)) thanks for sharing!

  7. Erin Camden says:

    Does the cottage cheese melt? Also, does it make the bread soggy? Thanks!

    1. Erin – Yes, it melts. And no, it doesn’t make it soggy, particularly because it doesn’t much touch the pita to begin with.