Pesto Pita Pizza

4 servings
30 min

This Pesto Pita Pizza is a fantastic way to change up Pizza Night! It's a Mediterranean twist on the classic personal-sized pizza, and it takes less than 30 minutes to make! It is a fun recipe to make for individuals and families alike. All you need to start are some pita bread, pesto (recipe included), cheese, capers (optional), and sun-dried tomatoes!


Not a fan of pesto? Change it up with good ole classic marinara sauce or a drizzle of olive oil! Don't have pita bread? Feel free to use (or make!) regular pizza dough! Want to switch up the toppings? Go right ahead!


Make this your own, have fun, and enjoy!

Feel free to make your own pita bread too if you'd like!

Store the pesto leftovers in an airtight jar to make delicious pasta, sandwiches, and more!

Recipe details

  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Ingredients

For the Pesto

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, as needed

For the Pita Pizzas

  • Four 8-inch pita bread
  • Pesto (use the recipe here or mix it up with this Creamy Walnut Parsley Pesto Sauce)
  • 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp dried capers
  • 1/4 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes

Instructions

For the Pesto

Place the basil and garlic in a food processor. Pulse a few times to chop the basil.
Add salt and pepper to taste, then add the lemon juice. Slowly drizzle in the oil and pulse until a paste forms.
Feel free to add more oil if you like a smoother consistency.

For the Pita Pizzas

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spread as much pesto on each pita bread until it covers the surface.
Divide the cheese equally into 4 portions and sprinkle them on top of each pita bread
Add 1/2 tablespoon capers and 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomatoes to each pita bread.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until pita pizzas turn golden brown.
Serve immediately. ENJOY!

Michelle
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