Whole Wheat Pita Pizza. All you need is 5 ingredients to make these individual pizzas. A super easy dinner ready in under 15 minutes!
Whole Wheat Pita Pizza
Last week I made these whole wheat pita pizzas and have been addicted ever since. I say addicted because I had this for dinner 3 nights in a row last week.
It’s that good!
The whole wheat pita pizzas were created on my quest to find a quicker and healthier version of my homemade whole wheat pizza dough. Although my whole wheat pizza dough is delicious, it can be a lot of work especially when you are short on time. I would have never thought a pita would provide a crust crispy enough for pizza until I gave it a try.
Spend a couple extra minutes and make your own homemade pizza sauce or take the shortcut and use jared marinara like I did.
Pita Pizza Ingredients
- Whole Wheat Pitas: You can buy your favorite pitas from your grocery store.
- Marinara Sauce: You can make your own pizza sauce from canned tomatoes and herbs or you can buy a jared marinara!
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese: I like to use whole milk mozzarella cheese for the most flavor. You can shred it yourself or buy pre-shredded cheese.
- Fresh Basil: Topping this pizza with fresh basil adds a nice fresh flavor.
- Pepperoni: I used large pepperonis and cut them into quarters. Use your favorite pepperonis or toppings.
How to Make Pita Pizza
- Preheat the oven: To 450 degrees F.
- Prep your pizzas: Lay out the pitas on a baking sheet (or prep the pizzas to be placed on a preheated pizza stone). Ladle about 2 tablespoons of marinara on each pita and spread the sauce until there is a little space for a crust.
- Add Toppings: Top with mozzarella cheese (1/4 cup for each pizza), and pepperoni.
- Cook pizza: Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Top with fresh basil and enjoy!
Do I have to use a pizza stone?
That is totally up to you! If you have one I say yes! According to Mashed using a pizza stone dries out the crust and gives it a super crispy texture. That’s because the pizza stone is hot when your putting the pizza on so the pizza can start crisping up as soon as it’s place in the oven. If you don’t own a pizza stone you can place the pizza directly on the oven rack. Just make sure to place a cookie sheet underneath to catch any possible drippings.
Pita Pizza Toppings
- Caramelized onions
- Bell peppers
- Roasted red peppers
- Ground beef
Tips and Variations
- This recipe is extremely versatile and you can make any kind of pizza you want! Make it a veggie pizza by topping it with green peppers, onions, mushrooms and olives. Or you can make it a BBQ chicken pizza by replacing the marinara sauce with BBQ sauce and adding some chicken on top!
- Get creative with the cheeses: Feta, cheddar, pepper jack, Parmesan Cheese and monetary jack are all great choices!
- The pitas that you buy at the store are already baked, so make sure you don’t over bake the pizza. They should come out crispy but not burnt!
- To make this recipe gluten free, buy the gluten free pitas at the store!
- Make this a sweet pizza and top with peanut butter, marshmallows, chocolate chips, diced fruit and melted chocolate for drizzling.
What to Pair with Whole Wheat Pita Pizza
More Recipes to Try
If you love this whole wheat pita pizza recipe, try some of my other pizza recipes!
- Mushroom Arugula Flatbread
- Whole Wheat Pizza with Vodka Sauce
- Pepperoni Bread
- One Hour Focaccia Bread
Whole Wheat Pita Pizza
Whole Wheat Pita Pizza. All you need is 5 ingredients to make these individual pizzas. A super easy dinner than ready in under 15 minutes!
- 2 whole wheat pitas
- 4 tbsp marinara
- 1/2 cup shredded whole milk mozzarella cheese
- 1 tbsp fresh basil chopped
- 6 slices of large deli pepperoni cut into quarters
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. If you are using a pizza stone place in oven while it is preheating. Lay out your pitas and ladle 2 tbsp sauce on each pita, leaving room for crust. Top with mozzarella (1/4 cup cheese on each pizza) and pepperoni (3 slices each). Cook pizza for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Top with fresh basil and enjoy.
- Cooks Note: I prefer the taste of deli pepperoni however any other pepperoni substitute will do.