helping chris cook: pesto pita pizza

tonight's dinner had to be a quick one since peter had a soccer game at 9, and i didn't make it home from hemming up the flat bedskirts for the guest bedroom until 7. [more pics of the guest bedroom are coming soon, it's pretty close to being done! just a lot of finishing, touching up, and putting everything into place...]

anyway, i opted for pesto pita pizza out of my trader joe's cookbook.
[this one:]


pesto pita pizza


2 standard pita pockets [i used wheat]
4 tbsp pesto [you can find premade pesto in the sauce aisle in most grocery stores]
1/2 c shredded mozzarella [i used more than a quarter cup for each, but that's what the recipe calls for]
1 ripe tomato, diced
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil

1. preheat oven to 400˚ F
2. place pitas on baking sheet, lightly sprayed with cooking oil
3. spread 2 tbsp pesto on each pita. top with 1/4 c of cheese.

4. bake for 8 minutes, until cheese is bubbly. [meanwhile, prep tomato and basil]

5. remove from oven and top with tomato and basil.

makes 2 pizzas

if you don't like pesto, use marinara/tomato/pizza sauce instead of pesto, and top with whatever you'd like.



  1. One of those pizzas looked a lot heavier on the basil. Let me guess whose that was.....haha!

    I'll definitely be trying this. I've also been collecting some recipes for grilled pizza. Have you ever made homemade pizza crust? If so, do you have a good recipe you could share?



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