Hawaiian Pita Pizzas

June 8, 2010 by Ali

It seems like everyone I know is always looking for new dinner ideas that are two things: quick and easy!!! (And all the better if they’re healthy and delicious too!) So when I found myself on the run this week, making a quick Hawaiian pita pizza during a brief stop at home, I figured it might be worth a post. :)

Without a doubt, this definitely falls in the “15-minute meals” category. Pita pizzas are super easy, can be made with just about any favorite ingredients you have at home (toppings, cheeses, sauces, etc.). You can also make them just about as healthy as you’d like, by subbing in whole-wheat pita (or other gluten-free breads), nutritious toppings, and if you’re like me — I try to take it easy on the cheese when making my own. Then serve it up with a side of fruit and/or salad, and you have a well-balanced dinner!

Definitely a big step up from frozen pizzas. And, as opposed to store-bought, you get to control what fresh ingredients go in these! And, homemade pizzas are also a fantastic way to get the family in the kitchen helping make their own dinners too – fun!!

So when you’re on the run, or just looking for a delicious, easy dinner — make it a pita pizza night! Enjoy!!

Hawaiian Pita Pizzas

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 pizza

Ingredients

  • pita bread (I like whole-wheat)
  • pizza sauce ( homemade or store-bought)
  • Canadian bacon (or slices of ham), diced
  • pineapple, diced
  • mozzarella cheese

Method

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Spread a few tablespoons of pizza sauce atop a piece of pita bread. Then layer with Canadian bacon and diced pineapple. Sprinkle cheese on top, then add a few more pieces of Canadian bacon and pineapple.

Place on a cookie sheet (or directly on the oven shelves) and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and pita reaches desired level of crispness. Remove and use a pizza cutter (or a sharp knife) to cut into slices, and serve immediately.

Ali’s Tip:

Since these are so small, I also love making these in the toaster oven!

filed in Entrees, Pizzas

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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12 thoughts on “Hawaiian Pita Pizzas

  1. Yummy! Found this over on the link at orgjunkie this morning – this is going on next week’s menu for sure :-)

    - Martha (MM)

  2. I just discovered your blog yesterday and can’t wait to make this recipe tomorrow night for Friday Pizza Night. I love Hawaiian pizza from a place here in Columbus, OH. They sprinkle it with cinnamon and use sliced almonds so I’m going to make those additions.

    - Sally W-B

  3. This recipe looks amazing! My husband and I love pizza, and the pitas will help make it a bit healthier! Thanks for sharing!

    - Kristen

  4. this looks so easy and good. starving student currently and i so appreciate you sharing this! haha.

    - Stephen

  5. You totally inspired me! I couldn’t find pitas at the store (what?!!?) so I bought big tortillas (spinach-herb flavor) and made the Hawaiian pizzas on those. They were super yummy and I made them on my pizza stone.

    - Jackie

  6. Wow, I love that you used a pita as the pizza crust – That is so creative, and very health-concious, too! Way to go!

    - Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking