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Pizza Pitas: 30 Minute Thursday!

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 2 filled pitas

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An easy, healthy lunch or dinner idea that the whole family will love! A new take on pizza night 🙂

two halves of a pita filled with lettuce tomato pepperoni cheese and peppers

This recipe is part of my efforts to bring you more Real Food recipes here to The Recipe Rebel. You know, recipes to actually make and eat, and recipes that I actually want to make and eat.

We love pizza anything.

Pizza Mac & Cheese.

Pizza Cupcakes.

Pizza Scalloped Potatoes.

Pizza Crackers.

Pizza Kebabs.

Fruit Pizza.

You name it, I’ve pizza-ed it. And if I haven’t yet, then I’m thinking about pizza-ing it.

two halves of a pita stuffed with pizza fillings on a piece of parchment paper

Some of my favorite recipes are those that are this close to not even being called recipes. The ones that take the boring things you might be eating on a busy weeknight, and making them extra special.

Maybe on some particularly busy weeknight you’d be reaching for some bread and making sandwiches for the fam. But we all know that the fam likes pizza better, and a pizza sandwich is better than any mayo-laden sandwich anyday.

Then again, pitas > bread when it comes to 3 year olds and sandwiches.

Think about it — there’s no open bottom! Do you know how many times I have to encourage my 3 year old to hold a sandwich with two hands, hold it level, take nice bites, don’t open it up and pick out the pieces you like…… I think there are a whole lot more pitas in our near future.

Plus, they’re fun, and you can load them up way more than 2 pieces of bread.

I’m going to give you some rough measurements, but let’s not stress this too much, okay? You put what you want in it, and how much you want, and I’ll tell you what I put in mine. 🙂

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Pizza Pitas

An easy, healthy lunch or dinner idea that the whole family will love! A new take on pizza night ? www.thereciperebel.com
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Servings 2 filled pitas
Calories 235kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 whole wheat pita cut in half and split open
  • 2 leaves lettuce
  • 4-5 tbsp pizza sauce plus extra for dipping
  • 2 Roma tomatos sliced
  • 8-10 slices pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green peppers
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Lay a slice of lettuce in the bottom of each half of your pita pocket. Spread with about 2 tbsp pizza sauce (I recommend not placing the sauce next to the bread to keep it from getting soggy).
  • Top with tomatoes, pepperoni, green peppers and cheese (or toppings of your choice).
  • Devour, dunking in extra pizza sauce if desired.

Notes

Feel free to mix up the fillings as you like! I just try to keep the things with the most moisture away from the pita bread (sauce, tomatoes, etc.) because I don’t want soggy bread.
If you’re packing the pitas and taking for lunch, you can always skip the sauce in the pita and just bring sauce to dip it in.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 606mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1520IU | Vitamin C: 48.9mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 1.9mg

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Alyssa @ My Sequined Life says

    I think I’ll eat pizza-flavored anything, it’s just too good! I like this idea of real food recipes. So many times I don’t have any oomph for a complicated recipe, but love solid (and simple) suggestions as far as a quick meal to whip up. These pizza pitas are it!

  2. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says

    Recipes that are close to not even being a “recipes” are the jam! And pizza is the jam! So a pizza pita –> destined to greatness! Love thee, girlie! Easy peasy and super delicious! Cheers to a fabulous weekend and thanks for sharing the YUM! 🙂

  3. Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze says

    Yes to pizza everything!! I’m a huge fan of pizza and pepperoni. 🙂 These pita pockets look perfect for a quick dinner when I just don’t want to cook. I love how I can add or take away veggies. Perfect 30 minute meal!

  4. marcie says

    Anything with the word pizza in the title is going to be a hit with my kids! These pitas look very family-friendly and yes to closed bottoms so that food doesn’t go everywhere. lol My kids are older but they’re still messy. 🙂

  5. Nora | Savory Nothings says

    Pizza is the best thing ever! And sandwiches between two slices of bread are definitely horrible with small kids. I always mush the one for my toddler together as much as I can, but she still manages to pull the pieces apart and pick out the filling she likes best… These pizza pitas look so perfect, and I love how quick and easy they are to make!

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