This whole wheat pita pizza recipe can be whipped up in 20 minutes. Topped with sausage and spinach, it's a healthy, delicious dinner in a hurry!
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
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Whole Wheat Pita Pizza Recipe with Sausage & Spinach
- 4 whole wheat pitas 100 calories each
- 1 cup canned petite diced tomatoes
- ½ teaspoon ground oregano
- 6 tablespoons + 2 teaspoon low fat ricotta cheese
- 2 precooked chicken sausages
- 1 red bell pepper cut into strips, then in half
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- ⅔ cup torn spinach leaves
- 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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These were last night's dinner and my family were very happy campers. Easy and delicious.
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Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
I just love how quick and easy these pizzas are! Perfect for busy evenings. 🙂
Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
Such a great idea. I'll have to look for the whole wheat pitas. Love the new logo.
Sheena @Tea and Biscuits
Home made pizza is pretty hard to beat, they look so good!
Lauren @ Healthy Delicious
I love pita pizzas but I never think to make them. These look so good!
Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
MMMMM!!! I just ate dinner and this is still making me super hungry! YUM!
AHH...this was me tonight! I pulled out some naan bread (I found mini size) added goat cheese, some fig preserves, and threw them into the oven (topped them with arugula when they were done.) Since it was just my teen daughter and I, it was quick and tasty. We love goat cheese with fig. I love you idea as well and will have to try it next time.
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
The perfect quick weeknight or lunchtime meal, these sound yummy!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
This time of year is crazy! It takes all I can do to get dinner on the table. These pizzas are perfect!
Happy Valley Chow
Wow! What a delicious looking pizza, can't wait to try 🙂 You've been pinned!
Joanie @ Zagleft
I know exactly what you mean, there are so many things to get done during the holidays. I need easy recipes because I find myself working right up to dinnertime. Pita pizzas are perfect and with those toppings, they're sure to be a hit!
This is the perfect busy night dinner! Sometimes you just can't eat another salad or quick sandwich for dinner, you just need PIZZA!!! 🙂