Pita Pizzas are one of our family favorites! You can easily use pita bread to make pizzas that are easy to customize and practically foolproof – nothing to prep or flip! This is also a great meal idea if you have lots of different pizza topping lovers in the family — you can whip up different individualized pita pizzas at the same time. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own.
For this week’s “What’s for Dinner Wednesday,” I’m making Sausage Apple Pita Pizzas, which is one of my husband’s absolute favorite meals. You can top these pita pizzas up anyway you like, but our absolute favorite toppings combo is hands down the Sausage Apple Pizza that I’ll be showing you here. Especially because my older son has informed me he no longer likes pizza, making him the only kid on earth who does not like pizza. He says he takes exception to the red sauce, so these pita pizzas feature a seasoned olive oil sauce, which I guess is okay. It seems like a very nuanced “like/don’t like” system that I haven’t necessarily cracked yet. But no matter what toppings you go with, I think the big secret to a really phenomenal pita pizza is a pizza stone. For a long time I was intimidated by them — yes, for a Crazy Kitchen Gadget Hoarder, this was definitely out of character for me. But once you try one, there is absolutely no going back.
I’m partnering with Cast Elegance pizza stones for a giveaway so you can win your own 14×16 pizza stone like I used here for all your pita pizza making needs! It’s a perfect size for four pitas, a batch of cookies, or a regular pizza. I love that Cast Elegance is a small business — when my stone arrived there was a lovely note from the owner thanking me for my purchase and including his email so I could reach out directly with any questions or concerns. Plus these stones are seasoned and ready to go and are some of the most durable out there. For all the official rules, click here. Here’s how to enter (giveaway has ended 9/30/2018. Congrats to winner, Tracy Pryor!):
For extra entries:
- Follow Cast Elegance on Instagram and/or Pinterest and leave me a comment that you did on this post (just one comment with all your follows is totally fine)
That’s it! Contest closes Sunday 9/30/2018 and I’ll announce the winner within the week! Here’s a shot of what the winner will receive … love a large and in charge pizza stone — perfect for you or save it for a holiday gift! Pretty sure your present would be the most popular one. Just sayin’ :).
Now on to the pita pizza making …
How to Make Pizzas with Pita Bread
First up, place your pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 425°. My go-to method for cooking with a stone is to preheat the oven with the stone in it and prep the pita pizzas on a piece of parchment paper. Once the oven and the stone are hot, I grab the stone out, pop the parchment on, and then get it back in the oven. This is the best way I’ve found for not losing oven heat and getting the crispiest crust. (Side note: my kids are never so interested on what is going on in the kitchen as they are when I’m holding a piping hot pizza stone next to a scorching oven. Yikes.)
Grab your pita bread and lightly brush a little bit of olive oil on the bottoms of the bread. Then mix one tablespoon of oil with 1 1/2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning in a small dish and divide that on the tops of the four pitas.
Grab your slicer or sharp knife (I highly recommend this slicer) and cut your apple into really thin slices, about 1/8″. Yes, I’m super lazy and used an apple slicer to pre-slice before I sliced, hehe. For all you kitchen ninjas with fab knife skills, I wish I had your skills, but sadly it’s a no from me.
Layer your apple slices on top of the pitas — no rules here for the amount, but I used about 1/8th of the apple on each, maybe a little more.
Top with cooked ground sausage and cheese — I had the sausage prepped in the freezer so it was ready to roll. I did about 1/4 c. of sausage and a 1/2 c. of cheese on each pizza. Top with some more Italian seasoning if you’d like and grab out your pizza stone, pop your parchment paper loaded with pizzas on and pop it back in the oven for about 7-10 minutes. I’m still getting used to the oven at our new house, so my pizzas were on the low time end this round. Just watch them so they don’t slide into the way too overly crispy realm.
They’re ready to roll! Sausage Apple is definitely our favorite toppings combo, but these are also awesome with more traditional toppings and a red sauce (for anyone with kids who actually like traditional kid-friendly foods).
That’s it for What’s for Dinner Wednesdays #2! Good luck in the contest! You can also check out my giveaway on the Blog Giveaway Directory Again, for official rules, click here. I can’t wait to announce the winner!
- 4 pieces of pita bread (I used Joseph's)
- 1 T plus 1 t of olive oil, divided
- 1 1/2 t Italian seasoning, plus more to taste
- 1 green apple, sliced to 1/8" thickness
- 1 c. ground sausage, cooked and drained
- 2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 425° and place your pizza stone in the oven'
- On a slice of parchment paper, set out four pieces of pita bread
- Brush pita bread bottoms with olive oil
- Mix 1 T of olive oil with the Italian seasoning and mix well
- Divide on the top of the pitas
- Top with sliced green apples (using about 1/8 of the apple on each pita)
- Top each pita with 1/4 c. of sausage
- Top each pita with 1/2 c. of cheese
- Top with extra Italian seasoning to taste
- Once the oven is hot, pull your pizza stone out, top with parchment paper with pita pizzas and pop it back in the oven
- Bake for 7-10 minutes or until crispy
Amazon tools I used for Pita Pizzas: