I’m pretty sure I’m losing my mind. With Christmas preparations, the boys’ holiday activities and performances, and working ahead on my holiday posts for the blog, I can barely think straight when it comes to dinnertime prep. Earlier this week, I was in one of those bad places that you find yourself in when you’re trying to juggle too many things. There was a good chance that dinner wasn’t going to happen.
Then I realized that I had some whole wheat pita breads in the pantry (I used these ones) and chicken sausages in the fridge. Pita pizzas!
There wasn’t even a tablespoon of tomato sauce to be found, so I cracked open a can of petite diced tomatoes, spread them on the pita bread and sprinkled some ground oregano on top. I actually loved the texture they added to the pizza!
Precooked chicken sausages are regularly inhabitants of our freezer, as they defrost quickly and are great to have on hand for quick meals, such as this One-Pot Sausage & Bean Ragout, Quick Farro with Sausage, Tomatoes & Arugula or pasta with pesto, sausages and veggies (our favorite). For these pita pizzas, the sausages just need to be sliced and layered on top before everything is baked together.
Twenty minutes after my near-meltdown over dinner prep, I was pulling the pizzas out of the oven, which is probably faster than the time it would take to pick up a prepared meal somewhere. Cheaper and healthier, too!
Other dinner recipes in 30 minutes or less:
Cookin’ Canuck’s Chicken Puttanesca with Spaghetti Squash
Cookin’ Canuck’s 30-Minute Rice Noodle Soup with Mushrooms & Kale
Food Faith Fitness’ Easy Tilapia Recipe with Cilantro & Lime
Healthy Delicious’ 30 Minute Chicken & Chorizo Paella
Foodie with Family’s Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Whole Wheat Pita Pizza Recipe with Sausage & Spinach
This whole wheat pita pizza recipe can be whipped up in 20 minutes. Topped with chicken sausage and spinach, it's a healthy, delicious dinner in a hurry.
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
- Place the pitas on a large baking sheet. Top each pita with ¼ cup diced tomatoes. Spread evenly, then sprinkle with the oregano.
- Dollop 5 teaspoon of ricotta cheese onto each pizza.
- Divide the sausages, red bell pepper, Parmesan cheese and spinach evenly between the pitas.
- Bake until the cheese is melted and the edges of the pita are starting to brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Cut each pizza in half, and serve.
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