Pita Pizza

Pizza is hands down one of my favorite foods. But I often don’t have the time or energy to make pizza from scratch every time I want it.

Enter the pita pizza. This is the perfect way to make delicious pizza in 10 minutes flat.

All of the things you love about homemade pizza with none of the work. And the topping combinations are endless.

I made this one with dollops of rich ricotta cheese, red pepper flakes, and onion powder (because everything tastes better with onion or garlic powder, am I right?).

Fueling Notes:

  • Per pizza (without extra toppings), this recipe packs 37 g of carbs, 14 g of protein, and 10 g of fat, and 1 g of fiber.
  • Pre-workout: have at least 2 hours before your session to give you enough time to digest. Add extra carbs or have a pre-session carb snack if possible.
  • Post-workout: use only 1/4 cup of cheese (or add extra carbs like garlic bread or dessert) for that ideal 3-4:1 ratio of carbs to protein. Have post-workout meal within 1-2 hours of your session.

The stuff

  • 1 pita (my fav is whole wheat)
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce (can also do BBQ sauce or ranch)
  • ½ cup of shredded mozzarella
  • A few tablespoons of toppings (see below for inspo)


  • Veggies
    • Onions, green onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, fresh garlic, spinach, olives, peppers, broccoli
  • Protein
    • Cooked chicken (pro tip: put under the cheese so it doesn’t dry out)
    • Sausage (chicken or regular)
    • Ham or bacon (turkey or regular)
    • Shrimp
  • Extras
    • Bleu or goat cheese (SO freakin good)
    • Dollops of ricotta cheese
    • Spices like onion or garlic powder and red pepper flakes

The steps

  1. If you’ll be using an oven, preheat it to 350 degrees. You can also use a toaster oven or a skillet + lid.
  2. You probably know how to make a pizza, but just in case: spread the sauce on the pita then add the cheese and toppings.
  3. Cook for around 10 minutes in the oven or toaster oven or for about 5 minutes on low heat in a covered skillet until the cheese is melted.
  4. Enjoy your mini piece of joy!

Did you make it? I’d love to see how it turned out! Tag @climbingdietitian on instagram.

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Published by Chiara

I’m a rock climber and registered dietitian teaching fellow climbers to become the strongest and happiest versions of themselves with evidence-based fueling strategies and by making peace with food.

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