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Ooey-Gooey Sausage Pita Pizzas Recipe is Better Than Takeout

These delicious pizzas are easy to make, thanks to convenient store-bought pita bread and sun-dried tomato pesto 

There’s no need to order out for pizza tonight. Instead, save money and whip up this restaurant-worthy sausage pita pizzas recipe at home. It has all the cheesy goodness you love, and it’s healthier, too. 

Rather than making pizza crust, we use pita bread to create an easy and time-saving version. It crisps up in the oven and is perfect for holding sauce, cheese, and big chunks of Italian sausage. In place of plain tomato sauce, we give our pizza a fun twist with sun-dried tomato pesto, which adds even more zingy flavor. Topped with roasted peppers, zesty red onions, and a mix of Italian cheeses, this hearty individual-size pie will satisfy any pizza craving.

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4 serving

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  • 3 links Italian sausage
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 4 pita breads
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 cup drained roasted red peppers, sliced
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • Oregano leaves (optional)


Heat oven to 400°F. Coat nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add sausage; cook, turning, until browned, 7−8 min. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; cook until no longer pink in centers, about 15 min. Cool slightly; slice.

Brush oil over pitas; place on baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned, 5 min. Dividing evenly, spread pitas with pesto; top with cheese, sausage and peppers. Bake until cheese is melted, 4−5 min. Top with onion. If desired, garnish with oregano.


  • Calories: 420 kcal
  • Fat: 19 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 8 gram
  • Protein: 22 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 39 gram
  • Fiber: 0 gram
  • Cholesterol: 40 mg
  • Sugar: 5 gram
  • Sodium: 1,320 mg
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