August 5, 2011

Spinach Pita Pizzas

Though this isn't my first post about food, this is actually the first recipe I've posted. I've been making these for several years now. I spent many months looking for easy, affordable, yummy and healthy meals and this is one I make weekly because it is all of those things!  Here's what you need:


6 Pitas
One bag fresh baby spinach
3/4 to 1 cup mozarella cheese, shredded (I use part skim)
chicken, or other protein of choice, cooked and diced
onion
pepper (optional)






Preheat oven to 400°. While oven is heating, heat a non-stick frying pan on medium heat and dice up your onion. Spray the pan with cooking spray and add your onion.  Cook to desired tenderness.


While it is cooking, spread 6 pitas on a jelly roll pan.


Then divide spinach evenly between the 6 pitas.


If desired, add the meat to your onions and stir around for about a minute. Add onion mixture, divided equally, on top of each bed of spinach. 




Top with a little mozarella and pepper.
Pop it in the heated oven and bake for about 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and serve.
It's amazing how much the spinach shrinks while it cooks.  

The hubs likes to add a little extra flavor to his. 




Just fold in half and enjoy!! 












Variations:

  • I usually use 1-2 baked chicken breasts, diced but I happened to have store bought diced turkey that day so I used that.
  • I have also used canned chicken (rotating my food storage). It tastes ok. Definitely add it to your onion while it's cooking!
  • You could use tofu as well.
  • I've done just onion, mushroom and bell pepper (no meat) before.
  • I have also used spinach and arugula blend.
  • I have used "adult" spinach. I will tell you that has much more spinach flavor so be aware of that if you don't like the taste of spinach.
  • I was looking at the website of the pitas we use (because they're hard to find in stores) and they have a similar recipe. I might have to try it sometime.

    Oh, and for my fellow Weight Watchers, each pita pizza = 4 PointsPlus (this will vary depending on the pitas and the type and amount of cheese and other toppings used).

    Have a great weekend!





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    13 comments:

    Stephanie said...

    Yummy! Just found your blog and am now a follower. Can't wait to explore!

    shopannies said...

    these look awesome and like the perfect meal for my teens come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

    SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

    This post made me smile. Thanks for inspiring me and many others to even attempt this feat. Really appreciate that you linked up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

    Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

    Thank you so much for linking up and partying at Home Savvy A to Z this week, Kim. These look yummy!

    Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

    Wow, how yummy those look! Can't wait to try them :) Thank you for linking it up with us and sharing it with us all. We are going to feature it tomorrow on our blog, stop by to grab your bragging button ;)
    Britney
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    Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

    What a neat recipe! If I can con the hubs into trying something that seems so healthy I bet he'd like these! Thanks for sharing this and all of your fun links on Fancy This Fridays!!!

    Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

    Wow, these look delish! I love spinach. Thanks for dropping by my blog & leaving a comment BTW.

    Warmly, Michelle

    BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} said...

    Yum! These sound great!

    Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

    Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional link party! You've been featured so grab a brag button and let everyone know that you are a big deal: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/08/looking-for-something-to-make-for.html
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    Six Sisters said...

    These look so yummy! We would love to have you come share your great ideas at our weekly link party every Saturday! -The Sisters
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