Pineapple Pita Pizzas Two Ways

  • Author: Emily Weeks, RDN, LD
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings (2 pitas each) 1x


  • 4 slices bacon OR 1 (15 oz) can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 8 whole grain pitas
  • 1 (8 oz) block mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 small pineapple, diced
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, minced


  1. Preheat your oven to broil. 
  2. IF USING BACON: Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Chop the bacon into small pieces. Add to the skillet and cook until crispy, 3-4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  3. FOR THE SAUCE: In a medium bowl, combine garlic, tomato sauce, red pepper, paprika, onion powder and black pepper. Stir to combine and set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to broil.
  5. To assemble, top the pitas with a thin layer of tomato sauce, cheese, red onion, and pineapple. If using black beans, add to pizza here. Place on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 2-3 minutes, until the cheese melts.
  6. Remove from oven and top with bacon (if using) and minced cilantro.