White Pita Pizza with Prosciutto

This recipe for White Pita Pizza with Prosciutto is a fun spin on the traditional pizza. Gourmet Pizza at its best!

white pita pizza

I had some leftover pita bread from a hummus dish I made over the weekend so decided to make this White Pita Pizza with Prosciutto for dinner one night.

This pizza is not your classic pizza though as it does not use any red pizza sauce and is topped with a small green salad mixture.

fresh basil leaves
Fresh Basil Leaves

I realize many of you don’t care for ricotta cheese, especially on your pizza (even though is it often used in authentic lasagna recipes) so if you fall in that group, you could always substitute for some white pizza sauce (usually heavy on garlic) or simply use a classic pizza or marinara sauce.

pita olive oil minced garlic black pepper
Pita with Olive Oil and minced Garlic

If you are not familiar with Prosciutto it’s basically thinly sliced dry-cured ham. If you don’t have any on hand and don’t want to incur the expense of buying some for this recipe you could always substitute for some deli or maybe even some bacon.

pita with cheese

Regardless of if you make this pizza recipe as-is or modify it to your tastes, this is a great way to make homemade personal-size pizzas for the whole family. And who doesn’t like their very own personal pizza?

white pita pizza

You will need the following ingredients to make this White Pita Pizza with Prosciutto recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Greek Pocketless Pita Bread, Garlic Cloves, Salt, Pepper, Ricotta Cheese, Lemon Zest, Mozzarella Cheese, Romaine Lettuce, Prosciutto, Fresh Basil and Balsamic Vinegar.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over the top of the pitas. Spread some minced garlic on each pita. Season with a little salt and pepper. Bake for 3 minutes.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Spread the ricotta mixture over the crispy pita bread. Sprinkle with the shredded mozzarella. Bake for 5 – 7 minutes, or until the cheese melts and browns at the edges. You can also broil them for a few minutes if you want extra crispy.
  4. While the pizzas are baking in the oven, in a small bowl combine the shredded romaine lettuce, prosciutto and basil. Drizzle balsamic vinegar and olive oil over the salad and season with a little salt and pepper. Toss till well combined.
  5. Top each pizza with the lettuce mixture and serve.

Printable Recipe Card

White Pita Pizza with Prosciutto

White Pita Pizza with Prosciutto

This recipe for White Pita Pizza with Prosciutto is a fun spin on the traditional pizza. Gourmet Pizza at its best!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 pizzas
Calories 396 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients
 

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 Greek Pocketless Pita Bread
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 ½ Cups Ricotta Cheese
  • Lemon Zest
  • 1 head Romaine Lettuce
  • 6 slices Prosciutto, cut into strips
  • 6 leaves Fresh Basil, or more to taste
  • Balsamic Vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the top of the pitas. Spread some minced garlic on each pita. Season with a little salt and pepper. Bake for 3 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Spread the ricotta mixture over the crispy pita bread. Sprinkle with the shredded mozzarella. Bake for 5 – 7 minutes, or until the cheese melts and browns at the edges. You can also broil them for a few minutes if you want extra crispy.
  • While the pizzas are baking in the oven, in a small bowl combine the shredded romaine lettuce, prosciutto and basil. Drizzle balsamic vinegar and olive oil over the salad and season with a little salt and pepper. Toss till well combined.
  • Top each pizza with the lettuce mixture and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 396kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 19gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 470mgPotassium: 589mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 14086IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 298mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

Tried this Recipe?Leave a Comment below and share a picture on Instagram and tag @hot_rods_recipes and hashtag #hotrodsrecipes!

Similar Recipes

One Comment

  1. Sandra says:

    These pizzas were very tasty. I did not use the ricotta cheese, but used a marinara sauce. The prosciutto ham made a big difference in the taste. Loved every bite.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating:




Before a comment appears it needs to be approved by the site owner. Read our Comment Policy to see how your comment data is processed. Your email address will NOT be published.