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Bruschetta-Style Pita Pizzas Recipe

Bruschetta pita pizza recipe

A few weeks ago, I posted a recipe for superfood pizza that also used these whole wheat pita shells from Whole Foods for a crust. I may never go back to homemade pizza crust again (although I reserve the right to take that statement back at any time!) These pitas are a great alternative pizza crust option – perfect for a quick appetizer or meal. No yeast, rising, or wait time required.

The bruschetta-style topping is just perfect: A garlicky tomato sauce; Fresh mozzarella cheese. Instead of basil – a more traditional choice for bruschetta – I opted for fresh cut garlic chives instead.

Bruschetta pita pizza recipe

The Cost

This is a very cheap meal option, whether you’re feeding a bunch of hungry mouths or cooking for yourself. Here’s what I paid:

  • Pita shells = $2.69 for a package of five from Whole Foods
  • Tomatoes = $.99 for a small can
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese = $3.99 for a container (I used half. Fresh mozzarella is often cheaper if purchased in a package as opposed to that which is packed in water.)
  • Other ingredients = $.50 (approximate cost)

All in all, four of these pita pizzas cost about $6, which equates to $1.50 per pizza.

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Bruschetta-Style Pita Pizzas Recipe

Yield: 4 pizzas

Cook Time: 10 min

Admittedly, getting the crust crispy, the cheese melted, and the tomatoes slightly warmed is kind of a putzy process, hence placing these pizzas in the oven three times. But it's worth it to get a perfectly cooked pizza that tastes a lot like traditional bruschetta.

Ingredients:

For sauce:
1 small can chopped tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
Garlic powder, to taste
Cayenne pepper, to taste

For pizzas:
4 whole wheat pita shells
1 small container fresh mozzarella

Directions:

To make bruschetta-style pizza sauce: Empty can of tomatoes into a mixing bowl. Using a microplane grater, grate garlic into the tomatoes. Add sugar, olive oil, and spices to taste. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 400F. Place pita shells directly on the oven grate and heat for 2 to 3 minutes, to crisp slightly. Remove from oven and place mozzarella on top of pita shells. Return to oven and bake for another 5 minutes, or until cheese is slightly melted. Remove from oven again and place a few tablespoons of tomatoes on top of each pizza. Avoid putting too much of the liquid on the crust - try to get chunks of tomatoes instead. Return pizzas to oven for a minute or two, until the tomatoes are slightly warmed. Remove from oven and serve.

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5 Responses to “Bruschetta-Style Pita Pizzas Recipe”

  1. 1

    Kathy — July 8, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

    What a fabulous idea! This pizza looks delicious!

  2. 2

    Karen Harris — July 8, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    Love this simple little recipe. Your photos are just gorgeous Haley. I can’t wait to try this one out on one of our hot summer evenings.

    • Haley replied: — July 9th, 2013 @ 3:06 am

      Thanks so much Karen :)

  3. 3

    Kat — May 18, 2014 @ 9:50 pm

    These were so easy and delicious!!! My husband and I loved them. Thanks for the recipe : )

    • Haley replied: — May 21st, 2014 @ 11:07 pm

      Woohoo, so glad you liked them!

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