Pita Pizzas

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Pita Pizzas

Pita Pizzas
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: less than 15 minutes Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Health
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables, Grains, Protein
Main Ingredient: Rice, Pasta & Bread, Egg & Cheese, Vegetables
Meal Type: Lunch Entrée, Dinner Entrée, Snack
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium, Good Source of Fiber
Origin: American
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Simple (6 or less ingredients) , Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It

Personal pita pizzas are fun to make and even more fun to eat!

Recipe and photo courtesy of Keep the Beat™, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.


1 cup Tomato sauce
1 cup grilled boneless, skinless Chicken breasts, diced (about 2 small breasts)
1 cup Broccoli, rinsed, chopped and cooked
2 tablespoons Grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon fresh Basil, rinsed, dried and chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
4 6-inch whole-wheat Pitas


1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 450°.
2. For each pizza, spread one-quarter cup tomato sauce on a pita and top with one-quarter cup chicken, one-quarter cup broccoli, one-half tablespoon Parmesan cheese and one-quarter tablespoon chopped basil.
3. Place pitas on a nonstick baking sheet and bake for about 5-8 minutes until golden brown and chicken is heated through. Serve immediately.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 275
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 486 mg
Carbohydrates: 41 g
Protein: 20 g
Fiber: 7 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 100 mg

Cook's Notes:

Keep ingredients on hand for older children to make pita pizzas for themselves. Younger children can help top their own personal pizzas.

Kids can help dice the chicken; rinse and chop broccoli; grate the Parmesan cheese; rinse, dry and chop basil; measure the tomato sauce and assemble/arrange the pita pizzas. Kids can also help assemble all the ingredients and clean up after cooking.