10-Minute Pita Pizza

For delicious homemade pizza without the work and in a lot less time, it’s easy Pita Pizza to the rescue. Adjust this for allergies as you need and change up the toppings as you like for your family.

Pita Pizzas on three colorful plates.

Pita Pizza

I am a huge fan of making homemade pizza since I find it usually takes less time than ordering it and going to pick it up, BUT I am a superfan of shortcut Pita Pizza. The last time I made this, my kids didn’t even realize it wasn’t “real” pizza crust. And given how easy this pizza recipe is, that was a giant win.

Whole wheat or regular pita bread is a wonderful base for pizza since it’s sturdy, fairly neutral in flavor, and a perfect size to be a personal (or shared) pizza.

And since the pita bread is already fully cooked, it greatly reduces the amount of time you need to bake the pizza. Here’s to more shortcut kids meals that are easy to pull off!

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Ingredients You Need

Here’s a look at what you need to have on hand to make this recipe. There are a few variations and options, so be sure to check those out, too, so you know what you can switch and swap as you like.

Ingredients for pita pizzas on countertop.
  • Pita bread rounds: You can use regular or whole wheat flour pita bread according to your preference. I usually use the regular-size rounds, which are about 8 inches wide. This recipe also works with mini pita bread.
  • Pizza sauce: I usually use purchased pizza sauce to keep this quick and easy. Brands I like include Colavita, Muir Glen, Rao’s, and many store brands. (If you don’t have or can’t find pizza sauce, you can use tomato sauce.)
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese: This is the classic pizza cheese that melts wonderfully. You can also use a dairy-free cheese as needed for your family.
  • Grated Parmesan: You can add a little Parmesan cheese on top for additional flavor.
  • Toppings: Pepperoni, diced olives, cooked and minced broccoli, minced red peppers, minced red onion, or any other desired toppings. I prefer to keep the layer of toppings relatively thin to ensure that the slices of finished pizza are still easy to pick up and eat.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Below is a look at the process involved in making this easy homemade pizza. Scroll down to the end of the post for the full information on amounts and timing.

how to make pita pizzas in grid of 4 images.
  1. Place the pita bread onto the pan and top with pizza sauce.
  2. Add desired toppings.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese is lightly browned.
  4. Remove from oven, cool slightly, and slice. Serve warm. 

TIP: You can brush the edges of the pita bread with olive oil if desired.

Pita pizza being cut with scissors.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between pizza dough and pita dough?

The ingredients in the two doughs are very similar. The main differences are in how they are then baked and shaped. You can use them just about interchangeably.

How can I make sure pita pizza isn’t soggy?

Spread the pizza sauce across the pita bread in a thin, even layer is the best way to ensure that the pita bread won’t be soggy. A pile of sauce could cause that to happen.

Can you freeze pita pizza?

Yes, you can assemble the pita pizzas and wrap in plastic wrap and freeze (similar to how frozen pizzas are sold at the store). Then, pop into the oven frozen and bake for 2-3 extra minutes for a perfect pizza.

How to Store

Store any leftovers in an airtight container and reheat in the microwave or toaster oven until warmed through.

You can also assemble the pita pizza on the prepared baking pan, cover with plastic wrap, and pop into the fridge for up to 8 hours. This is an easy way to prep dinner in the morning and simply pop it into the oven when it’s just about time to eat.

Pita pizza on baking sheet after being cut.

Best Tips for Success

  • Let cool slightly after pulling from the oven to ensure the cheese isn’t too hot for little mouths.
  • Cut up for younger kids or serve in a thin wedge with a simple side of fruit for an easy meal. 
  • Add fully cooked ground meat or sausage or partially cooked bell pepper or broccoli to the pitas.
  • Or add pepperoni, thinly sliced mushrooms, sliced black olives (or kalamata olives), or spinach directly on top of the sauce and cook as directed.
  • Dairy-free: Use a favorite dairy-free cheese.
  • Gluten-free: Use a gluten-free pita bread.
  • Adults may enjoy their pita pizza recipe topped with crushed red pepper flakes and/or shredded fresh basil.
  • Vary the flavors by subbing barbecue sauce for the pizza sauce and cheddar cheese for the mozzarella, or trying a Greek pita pizza with feta cheese and halved cherry tomatoes.
  • Trade in naan bread for an equally easy option.

Pita Pizzas on three colorful plates.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat.

  • Place the pita bread onto the prepared pan. Top with pizza sauce, using about ¼ cup on each. Spread it to the edges.

  • Top with cheeses, using about ½ cup shredded cheese on each and any desired toppings.

  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

  • Remove from oven and let cool for a minute or two before cutting and serving. 

Calories: 356kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 987mg, Potassium: 331mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 698IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 355mg, Iron: 3mg

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