Spinach and Ricotta Pita Bread Pizza

This is a tasty recipe that I often make for a quick lunch or light dinner. Spinach and ricotta pita bread pizza. It’s a little healthier than traditional pizza. Mostly because I used pita bread instead of dough, and the spinach and cheese add a good deal of protein, which everyone needs right?

Spinach and Ricotta Pita Bread Pizza

This recipe for spinach and ricotta pita bread pizza is easy to make and is a healthy alternative to traditional pizza with fewer carbs and more protein.

Recently I made homemade ricotta cheese from scratch, but store bought ricotta works very well, and if you want you can buy a light ricotta to lessen the calorie load.

Thin Pita Bread

This really thin pita bread was purchased at a middle eastern market in town. We have pita pockets at our grocery store but they are not as thin. Other options include flatbread, naan or tortillas.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese Recipe

Here’s a pic of my homemade ricotta. If you decide to make some, this recipe is a good use for it.

This recipe for spinach and ricotta pita bread pizza is easy to make and is a healthy alternative to traditional pizza with fewer carbs and more protein.

I saute onions with the chopped spinach, but other good choices would be garlic and/or shallots. If you like a little heat, chop up some banana peppers, or simply sprinkle on some hot pepper flakes. 

This recipe makes enough for four pizzas, and they are pretty hearty, so you could even split one and serve it with a small side salad.

Here’s the recipe:

Spinach and Ricotta Pita Bread Pizza

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Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 4 pita bread loaves
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 box frozen chopped spinach 10 oz thawed and drained
  • ½ onion diced
  • ½ - 1 cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add onions and saute until translucent about 2 minutes. Add spinach and stir well.
  2. Cook spinach and onions for about 5 minutes on medium heat, then remove from heat.
  3. Spread ¼ - ½ cup of ricotta cheese on a pita loaf.
  4. Top with spinach mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  6. Heat under broiler until cheese is golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  7. Remove and serve.

 

 

 

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. We focus on healthy eating and are huge veggie lovers.
    This recipe is perfect for our lifestyle.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Jemma

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