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.
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
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.
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.
Here's a pic of my homemade ricotta. If you decide to make some, this recipe is a good use for it.
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:
- 4 pita bread loaves
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 box frozen chopped spinach 10 oz thawed and drained
- 1/2 onion diced
- 1/2 - 1 cup Ricotta Cheese
- 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
- Heat olive oil in a pan. Add onions and saute until translucent about 2 minutes. Add spinach and stir well.
- Cook spinach and onions for about 5 minutes on medium heat, then remove from heat.
- Spread 1/4 - 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese on a pita loaf.
- Top with spinach mixture.
- Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
- Heat under broiler until cheese is golden brown, about 5 minutes.
- Remove and serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 373Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 578mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 17g
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