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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

Anjali Shah

Easy Pita Pizza Recipe (With 8 Variations)

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This amazingly easy, pita bread pizza recipe is healthy comfort food that can be thrown together in just 15 minutes! Whole wheat pita bread is topped with tomato sauce, fresh veggies, and gooey cheese for a family-friendly meal, easy lunch or quick dinner. With 8 variations, there is something for everyone in this pita pizza recipe!

healthy homemade pita pizza / pita bread pizza with veggies as toppings on a cutting board

I can’t really think of anyone that doesn’t love pizza! It’s fun, playful, comfort food that is wonderful for movie nights, family game nights, or whenever you don’t feel like cooking a hearty meal. 

But traditional pizza isn’t exactly the healthiest meal, and if you want to make it from scratch, it can take up to an hour if you’re making the dough and toppings yourself! So I created these healthy personal pita pizzas that are just as delicious as the Italian classic, but are super easy to make and much better for you! This is a healthy pizza that you can feel great about devouring. 

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If you are having a get-together, you can let everyone make their own pizzas, and put out a bunch of topping options for everyone to choose from! Read on to see all of the fun ways you can customize this easy recipe!

Recipe Ingredients and Notes

The ingredients for these little pizzas are easily found at any grocery store (or you might have most on hand too!)

ingredients for pita pizza

Whole Wheat Pitas: Instead of pizza dough, you’ll be using toasted pita for your pizza base.

Red Onions: Diced or sliced, they taste great on this pizza.

Veggies: I used bell pepper and fresh tomatoes – but any veggies would work well on this pizza! Try green peppers, black olives, mushrooms, or fresh spinach.

Spices: Top your pizza with fresh basil, red pepper flakes, dried Italian seasoning, dried oregano, crushed black pepper, or any fresh herbs you like!

Cheese: There are so many different cheeses that would be a great option for these pizzas. I used parmesan cheese, but Mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, blue cheese, or even goat cheese would all work well.

Pizza Sauce: Use your favorite brand of sauce! I like the Whole Foods 365 Brand Organic Pizza Sauce.

Tools and Equipment You’ll Need

Step by Step Instructions

Prep Your Ingredients: Warm your pita bread in a toaster oven or in a pan over low heat and chop your veggies.

Add Your Favorite Toppings: Top 1 pita bread with a layer of sauce, and a handful of each of the veggies (use as much as you like – the more veggies, the more fiber and nutrients are on your pizza!) I like to use a ton of veggies. Top with 1/4 cup of cheese, or less depending on how much cheese you like.

sauce and onions added to base

Bake Your Pizzas: Heat the pizzas in a toaster oven until the cheese melts. Alternatively, if you don’t have a toaster oven, place pizzas on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, and heat under a broiler at 350 degrees (or in your regular oven at 350 degrees) until the cheese melts and you have a slightly crispy crust.

cheese and toppings on bread

Slice and Serve! Using a pizza cutter, slice the pita pizzas into quarters. Serve warm!

closeup with veggies and arugula

What Makes These Pita Pizzas Healthy?

  • Loaded with Veggies: The more veggies you add to your pizza, the more vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants and fiber you will get!
  • Protein and Fiber: Each pizza has 16.9 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber, making this a filling and nutritious meal.
  • Low Calorie: This ENTIRE pizza has only about 280 calories! Most traditional pizzas will run you about 250 calories for just one slice!

Is This Recipe Kid-Friendly?

Absolutely! Most kids love pizza in general, but giving them their own personal pizza makes things that much more exciting. These pita pizzas are the perfect size for small hands. This is also a fun way to get kids involved in the kitchen, since they can easily help spread the sauce, sprinkle the cheese, and add the veggies.

How to Serve

Some of our favorite ways to serve these up are: With a side of Greek salad or green salad, with garlic bread, with a cup of vegetable soup, or a side of roasted vegetables!

How to Store and Keep

If you have any leftover pizza, place them in an airtight container and put them in the fridge. They will keep for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, place them back in the oven or toaster oven at 350 degrees until warmed through.

healthy homemade pita pizza / pita bread pizza with veggies as toppings on a cutting board

Pita Pizza Variations

Plain Cheese Pita Pizza

You really can’t go wrong with a pizza that’s just sauce and cheese! To make things interesting, add a mix of any cheeses you like. Cheddar cheese, mozzarella, gouda, Colby Jack, shredded swiss cheese, or anything else would be tasty. 

Greek Pita Pizza

Instead of pizza sauce, use hummus or tahini (or you can still use pizza sauce if you like!) Top with baby spinach, roasted red peppers, sliced red onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta!

Mexican Pizza

A twist on the Taco Bell Recipe, these pizzas use refried beans instead of pizza sauce, are topped with peppers, onions, tomatoes and cheese. Finish these off with some guacamole or fresh cilantro!

Vegan Pita Pizza

Instead of regular cheese, use a Vegan parmesan cheese to top your pizzas. Add your favorite sauce and veggies!

Gluten-Free Pizza

All you have to do is use gluten-free pita bread for this pita pizza variation!

Dessert Pita Pizza

Spread peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter) on the pita bread. Top with mini chocolate chips, sliced bananas, crushed walnuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Bake in the oven until the chocolate has melted and the pita is crispy!

Meat Based Pizzas

If you aren’t vegetarian, you can make some meat-based variations on this pita pizza recipe! Two of our favorites:

Pepperoni Pizza

A classic that can easily be transformed into a mini pizza! Top your pita with sauce, cheese and pepperoni. Bake until the cheese is golden brown and melted!

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Use bbq sauce instead of pizza sauce, top with shredded grilled chicken, and your favorite cheese! Fresh mozzarella or colby jack would work well.

Top Tips For Making Pita Pizza

  • Don’t put too many toppings on the pizza, or it’s harder to eat. I recommend sticking with ¼ cup of cheese along with your other toppings. 
  • Feel free to saute veggies in a skillet with some olive oil to give them a caramelized flavor. 
  • Don’t cook the pizzas for too long, so they don’t burn. Once the cheese is melted, they are good. 
  • Let the pizza sit for a couple of minutes to cool down before you slice it. If you slice it when it’s too hot, the cheese and toppings will ooze off the pita bread!
healthy homemade pita pizza / pita bread pizza with veggies as toppings on a cutting board

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Easy Pita Pizza Recipe

This amazingly easy, pita bread pizza recipe is healthy comfort food that can be thrown together in just 15 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 276.5kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 4 Whole wheat pita breads make sure you get one that has ~130 calories and at least 4g fiber per round
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese you can use up to 1/4 cup per pizza, no more than that!
  • 8 tbsp Pizza sauce more or less as needed

Instructions

  • Warm your pita bread in a toaster oven or in a pan over low heat and chop your veggies
  • Top 1 pita bread with 1-2 Tbsp sauce, and a handful of each of the veggies (use as much as you like – the more veggies, the more fiber and nutrients are on your pizza!) I like to use a ton of veggies.
  • Top with 1/4 cup of cheese, or less depending on how much cheese you like (1/4 cup is about 100 calories)
  • Heat the pizzas in a toaster oven until the cheese melts. Alternatively, if you don’t have a toaster oven, you can heat the pizzas under a broiler at 350 degrees until the cheese melts (or in your regular oven at 350 degrees).

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Notes

Top Tips For Making Pita Pizza
  • Don’t put too many toppings on the pizza, or it’s harder to eat. I recommend sticking with ¼ cup of cheese along with your other toppings. 
  • Feel free to saute veggies in a skillet with some olive oil to give them a caramelized flavor. 
  • Don’t cook the pizzas for too long, so they don’t burn. Once the cheese is melted, they are good. 
  • Let the pizza sit for a couple of minutes to cool down before you slice it. If you slice it when it’s too hot, the cheese and toppings will ooze off the pita bread!

Nutrition

Serving: 1pita | Calories: 276.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.9g | Protein: 16.9g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 975.5mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3.5g

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