5-Minute Prep Greek Pita Pizzas
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5-Minute Prep Greek Pita Pizzas

5-Minute Prep Greek Pita Pizzas

Make a quick dinner for under $20 with these mini pita pizzas topped with lamb, mint, kalamata olives and cumin.

  • Total Time

    40

    Mins

  • Prep Time

    5

    Mins

  • Cook Time

    35

    Mins

  • Servings

    4

    people

  • Ingredients

    11

    items


Pizza lovers will enjoy this unconventional variation on the American favorite. Ground lamb and feta cheese, along with Greek herbs and spices, top these individual pizzas.

Ingredients

1 cup

feta cheese, crumbled (8 oz)

½ cup

water

1 tsp

ground cumin

1 tsp

dried oregano

1 tsp

fresh lemon zest

1 tbsp

vegetable oil

1 lb

ground lamb

4

pita breads, 6 in wide

½

red onion, sliced

½ cup

pitted kalamata olives, sliced

¼ cup

fresh mint, chopped

Salt to taste


directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, mix the feta cheese, water, ½ teaspoon of the ground cumin, ½ teaspoon of the dried oregano and the lemon zest. Set aside.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the lamb, the remaining ½ teaspoon each of the cumin and dried oregano, and the salt. Cook until the lamb is no longer pink and is beginning to get a bit brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain the lamb in a colander and set aside.

Step 3

In the same skillet over medium-high heat, toast the pitas on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Place the pitas on a sheet pan, using 2 pans if needed. Spread each pita with one-quarter of the feta mixture. Divide the cooked lamb mixture among the pitas, sprinkling evenly over the feta. Then, on top of the lamb mixture, evenly distribute the sliced onion and olives. Place the pizzas in the oven and bake for 15 minutes until warmed through and the cheese begins to melt and brown. Remove from the oven and sprinkle each pita with the fresh mint.


Chef’s Note

It's worthwhile to splurge on fresh mint to garnish the pizzas; fresh mint has a much better flavor than dried and gives the pitas a touch of color.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 pita

Calories

640

Calories From Fat

350

Total Fat

39g

Saturated Fat

15g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

120mg

Sodium

1420mg

Total Carbohydrates

43g

Dietary Fiber

6g

Sugars

3g

Protein

33g