If you love all things wrapped in pita, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 30 pita recipes you should definitely have in your back pocket.
These round flatbreads are a versatile vessel for any topping or filling you can think of.
Whether you’re a meat and cheese lover or a vegan or vegetarian, these pockets will readily make your meals more satisfying.
If you’re getting stuck with the same pita dishes, here’s some inspiration.
This collection of recipes has you covered from breakfast to dinner and appetizers to dessert.
Whether you’re in the mood for classics like gyros and shawarma or something more innovative like pita pizzas, this list has them all.
Are you up for a Mediterranean feast? Let these pita recipes host the party.
1. On-the-Go Egg Breakfast Pita Sandwich
Let’s get the show on the road with a wholesome breakfast your entire family will enjoy. This pita sandwich is bursting with scrambled eggs.
It seems so plain, but wait until you hear what’s in the eggs.
A mix of cheddar cheese, black beans, green onions, salsa, and Greek yogurt transform plain scrambled eggs into a work of art.
So, you see, even though it’s vegetarian, I’m sure it’s something even meat-eaters would love to wolf down.
2. Greek Pita Pizzas
Italian and Greek cuisines join forces and bring you these drool-worthy pita pizzas!
These mini-pizzas are slathered with hummus and topped with a salad mix of feta, tomatoes, olive, and red onions in olive oil and red wine vinegar vinaigrette.
It’s yet another healthy and meat-free recipe that your carnivorous self won’t have trouble enjoying.
3. Chicken Caesar Salad Pitas
What’s better than a classic chicken Caesar salad? One that’s served in pita bread, that’s what.
I love the idea of stuffing salad into pita bread. What a terrific way to turn any salad into a hearty, complete meal.
This particular recipe makes a pita meal loaded with grilled chicken, lettuce, parmesan, and drizzled with a creamy Caesar dressing. It’s nothing short of amazing.
4. Roasted Vegetable Pitas with Romesco Sauce
This next pita dish tastes as if it came straight out of a restaurant. From the pita to the sauce to the roasted vegetables, it’s simply divine.
Chickpeas, zucchini, and squash are seasoned with paprika and cayenne and oven-roasted to aromatic perfection.
The sauce is quite something else, too. A thick, pureed blend of bread, almonds, tomatoes, red wine vinegar, and roasted red peppers make up a bright and refreshing romesco sauce.
Together, they create the most delectable combo of plant-based toppings.
5. Greek Chicken Salad Pita Pockets
Here’s another tasty yet wholesome meal you’ll definitely want to add to your weekly meal rotation.
Whole wheat pita pockets are filled with chicken salad drizzled in vinaigrette.
The salad is a lovely mix of romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumber, feta, hummus, and chicken.
Not only is it healthy and tasty, but it’s a wonderful way to turn leftover rotisserie chicken into another fabulous meal.
6. BBQ Chicken Pita Pockets
These pita pockets are brimming with a wonderful mix of grilled barbecue chicken, crumbly feta, and crunchy vegetables.
Complete with starch, protein, vegetables, and fat, one pita pocket has all the nourishment you want in a meal.
More importantly, it’s delish! Both flavor and texture combinations will tantalize your tastebuds for sure.
7. Mediterranean Nachos
Getting bored with your usual nachos? Give the classic Tex-Mex appetizer a Mediterranean makeover!
Crunchy pita chips are smothered with sun-dried tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, chickpeas, feta, and banana peppers. A dip of hummus and tzatziki completes the dish.
If you’re wondering how to turn pita pockets into chips, it’s easy. Just slice them into triangles and pop them in the oven.
8. Veggie Pita Sandwich
This may be an all-veggie pita sandwich, but I’m willing to bet your kids will get hooked.
A medley of colorful vegetables fills these sandwiches, from cucumbers to spinach to lettuce.
But that’s not what’ll make the kids fall in love with them. It’s the rich and savory veggie cream cheese spread slathered in the pockets that’ll make them ask for seconds.
9. BBQ Sweet Potato and Veggie Pita Pizza
This next pita pizza has an irresistible flavor combination of sweet, salty, and savory. It’s vegetarian and nutritious, but it’s also to die for!
With toppings such as BBQ sauce, sweet potatoes, onions, bell peppers, broccoli, and mozzarella, this pizza is undeniably colorful and uniquely delicious.
10. Roasted Harissa Sweet Potato & Chickpea Pitas
These pita pockets are chock full of sweet potatoes, chickpeas, cucumber, and fresh dill.
Spicing things up is harissa powder, which is an African seasoning made of chili peppers, paprika, coriander, and cayenne pepper.
It’s definitely only for those who can handle the heat.
Serve these pockets hot or cold – they’ll be awesome, either way.
11. Arabian Style Pinwheels
Just by looking at these pinwheels, my mouth’s already watering.
You’re probably wondering what makes these pinwheels “Arabian-style,” and no, they’re not served on a flying carpet.
They taste magical, though!
These wraps are filled with lettuce, hummus, and Tabbouleh salad.
It’s a Levantine salad composed of finely chopped parsley, onions, tomatoes, mint, and bulgur, dressed with a mix of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
You can make it yourself, or just get one at Whole Foods.
12. Easy Homemade Pita Chips
Turn those tender pita pockets into crispy and crunchy pita chips! It’s easier to make than you think.
Also, the number of fantastic things you can do with pita chips is endless.
Snack on them on their own, dip them in hummus, or turn them into nachos. There’s no limit to what you can do.
The best part? Pita chips are a lot healthier than store-bought chips and other fatty snacks.
13. Mediterranean Chicken Pita Tacos
These Mediterranean tacos are so light and refreshing, you’ll chow down one taco after another. Fortunately, they’re good for you!
Brimming with grilled chicken, Roma tomatoes, sweet onions, and crunchy cucumbers and drizzled with lime sauce, these pita tacos win in both flavor and health categories.
And because it comes together in no time, they’re perfect for busy weekdays and nights.
14. 15-Minute Arugula Parmesan Pita Pizzas
These mini-pizzas are brushed with olive oil and topped with parmesan and arugula. That’s it – done in just 15 minutes, tops.
I know the sound of just leafy greens on pizza isn’t the most appetizing thing in the world. But I urge you to give it a try. It’s more delectable than you think!
Arugula can be pungent if it’s not prepared right, but when it’s tossed with a mix of olive oil and lemon juice, it becomes a crowd-pleaser.
15. 30-Minute Pita Pizza
These pita pizzas are also loaded with arugula, but there’s so much more to them than just leafy greens.
They also feature sweet caramelized onions, crumbled goat cheese, and refreshing oven-roasted cherry tomatoes.
This simple combination creates a tremendous explosion of colors, flavors, and textures.
Being vegetarian has never tasted this good.
16. Hummus Stuffed Pitas
These pita pockets aren’t just stuffed with hummus – although that sounds amazing, too – but also radishes, carrots, leafy greens, and feta crumbles.
They’re colorful, flavorful, and so crunchy!
It’s a very light and refreshing dish, but one that’s also hearty and satisfying. It’s so filling, in fact, that you can serve it on its own as a complete meal.
17. Peachy Pita Breakfast Pizzas
Breakfast for dessert is always a good idea. I’ll never say no to these sweet and refreshing peachy pizzas!
Smothered with ricotta cheese and loaded with juicy peaches, sweet raspberry preserves, and fresh blueberries, these pizzas are a perfect representation of summer.
It looks so elegant and complicated to make, but it actually comes together in just 15 minutes.
18. Grilled Italian Sausage and Pepper Pitas
Italian sausage and bell peppers are a match made in heaven. Stuff them in pita pockets and you’ve got yourself an irresistibly addictive snack.
It’s so good, it’s impossible to stop at one.
It’s relatively healthy, with the use of whole wheat pita and fresh vegetables and all, so go ahead and enjoy it!
19. Pita Quesadillas with Nacho Jalapenos
Quesadillas are normally made with tortilla bread, but who says you can’t use pita, too? It’s a fun way to add a bit of a Middle Eastern twist to the Tex-Mex dish.
These quesadillas are filled with two kinds of cheese – cheddar and Monterey jack, tomatoes, jalapenos, and salsa.
It doesn’t end there. They’re also topped with cilantro, garlic powder, and even more cheese, creating a mind-blowing quesadilla nacho.
20. Spinach and Tomato Grilled Cheese Pitas
Spinach, tomatoes, and melty cheese combine to make bright, colorful, and scrumptious grilled cheese pita pockets.
You’ll love how the ooey-gooey cheese glues the ingredients together, giving you one harmonious bite.
21. Chicken Fajita Pita
Middle East meets West in this next recipe!
Make chicken fajitas and stuff them in pita pockets for a phenomenal mash-up of cuisines.
The fajitas are a delectable mix of chicken, onions, and bell peppers of all colors. Flavored with fajita seasoning, the dish is already terrific even as it is.
But if you stuff them in pita pockets, you’ll give them a crisp and tender outer shell, which makes them perfect for snacking on the go.
22. Gyro Meat Recipe
Gyros are a Mediterranean classic, but you won’t need to be a local to master the art of making gyro meat.
It’s actually a lot like making meatloaf, but with lamb instead of ground beef.
Once baked, slice the lamb meatloaf thinly and top it on pita bread along with tzatziki, sliced onions, and tomatoes.
23. Greek Turkey Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce
Turkey meat, cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions are drizzled with tzatziki sauce and embraced with soft and pillowy pita bread.
This gyro is as classic as it gets. It has all the colors, flavors, and textures you love in the Mediterranean wrap, but better because it’s healthy.
24. Layered Greek Dip
This Greek dip gives the classic 7-layer dip a Mediterranean spin.
This dip has layers of smooth garlic cream cheese, hummus, cucumber, tomato, Kalamata olives, feta, and green onions.
The flavors and textures may not be the same, but they’re just as epic. They’re a much healthier alternative, to boot.
25. Beef and Cheese Pita Pizza
Ground beef and melty cheese are a perfect combination. Any dish with these two ingredients present is already a sure hit.
This pita pizza is one of them.
Topped with ground beef, cheese, peppers, onions, and avocado slices, this pizza is fully-loaded!
26. Grilled Greek Shrimp Pitas
Sweet, plump shrimp are marinated with mint, garlic, oregano, and lemon and grilled to perfection.
That alone already sounds fantastic, but that’s not all.
The shrimp are tucked inside pockets along with lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, bell peppers, and tzatziki sauce.
It’s a bright and refreshing summer dish you’ll want to snack on this hand-held treat all day long.
27. Easy Homemade Chicken Shawarma
Shawarma is one of my all-time favorite wraps. There’s just something so spectacular about pita-wrapped meat, vegetables, and tahini sauce!
This recipe makes a healthier version of the classic beef shawarma by using chicken.
The chicken is seasoned with cumin, turmeric, coriander, garlic powder, paprika, cloves, and cayenne.
Just because it doesn’t contain beef doesn’t mean this shawarma isn’t beyond delicious!
28. Everything Greek Pork Pitas
These pitas are filled to the brim with ridiculously tender, insanely flavorful shredded pork.
Pork shoulder is seasoned with onions, garlic, oregano, salt, and onion powder, and slow-cooked for 10 hours! Expect nothing but mouthwatering goodness, here.
But that’s not all, joining the pork is feta crumbles, parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, lettuce, red onions, and tzatziki.
29. Vegetarian Pitawurst
If the thought of plant-based sausages doesn’t entice you, this pitawurst will change your mind.
Together with sour cream, bell peppers, onions, sauerkraut, and mustard, this vegetarian pita pocket is guaranteed to blow you away.
30. Beef Shawarma Wrap
Beef shawarma gives me so much joy! It’s the kind of wrap I can eat all day every day, and not get tired of.
Never in my life did I ever think I can cook beef shawarma at home, but this recipe just makes it so darn easy. And the results are pretty impressive!
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