Jul 24, 2017, 4:00:44 PM CDT Mar 2, 2021, 8:51:45 AM CST

Easy-peasy pita pizza

Need a quick lunch or afternoon snack? This healthy pizza recipe from a Children’s Health℠ registered dietitian is just what you need.


When hunger strikes in the middle of the day, why not try something simple yet yummy.  Melissa Fossier, R.D.,L.D., a registered dietitian at Children’s Health℠, makes a pita pizza in less than 15 minutes.

Using three different food groups, this recipe is healthy and sure to satisfy your kids' hunger.


  • Whole wheat pita bread
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup mushrooms, chopped
  • ¼ cup turkey rounds
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
  • Pinch of Italian seasoning, to taste

Mix and match fillings:

Choose whichever vegetables or cheese you prefer. Some examples are below:

  • ½ cup spinach, chopped
  • ¼ cup tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ cup onion, diced fine
  • ¼ cup broccoli, cut into small florets 
  • ¼ cup mushrooms
  • ¼ cup zucchini
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350°F degrees.
  • Place pita bread on baking tray.
  • Spoon tomato sauce over pita bread.
  • Put chopped veggies, meat and cheese on top of the tomato sauce.
  • Sprinkle Italian seasoning the pizza.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Enjoy with the whole family.

Storage and Expiration

You can store the pizza in a glass container in the refrigerator. These will stay good for up to four days.


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