White Pita Pizza

Have you ever been to California Pizza Kitchen and ordered their White Pizza?

It has a creamy white base then topped with spinach, and all sorts of yummy cheeses.

It. Is. Epic.

And then one day I wanted some of that epic goodness for lunch, but didn’t want to have to drive all the way there, so I created my own.

Instead of using pizza dough, I put all the elements of the White Pizza on some pita bread.

Yes sir, it was just as epic.

To make that creamy white pizza sauce I just took some creme fraiche and mixed it with some Gourmet Garden chunky garlic and oregano.

By using the fresh herbs from Gourmet Garden it really boosts the flavor of the sauce, and makes it like 10 times easier to whip together quickly.

Just spread the sauce on top of a few pieces of pita bread. And then grab a few different types of cheese…

I pretty much always have fresh Parmesan cheese in my fridge. {it’s a must}

Top the pizza with some Parmesan cheese, and Asiago cheese.

Lots and lots of cheese. Or not, if you’re on a diet.

But do it anyways, cause it’s good.

Then, cause we’re all health conscious, pile on the fresh baby spinach.

I love spinach. I really do. I no longer get regular old iceberg lettuce on my Subway sandwiches, just spinach. It’s full of vitamins and iron!  Plus if it’s good enough for Pop Eye, it’s good enough for me!

After you have your spinach moment, throw on a few slices of fresh mozzarella.

Mmmm!

In a matter of minutes, you have yourself a California Pizza Kitchen knock-off.

And lunch.

Or dinner…

The pita bread works wonders as a pizza crust. It gets nice an crispy like a thin crust pizza. The creamy white sauce base with fresh oregano and garlic bring out a wonderful flavor that is sure to tickle your taste buds. All in all, this is an easily prepared lunch or dinner that will surely become one of your favorites!

White Pita Pizza

Ingredients

  • 3 pieces of Pita Bread or Flat Bread
  • 1/2 cup Creme Fraiche
  • 1 tbsp Chunky Garlic from Gourmet Gardens (or 2 cloves pressed garlic)
  • 1 tsp Fresh Oregano from Gourmet Gardens (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Asiago Cheese
  • 4 cups fresh Baby Spinach leaves
  • 8 oz fresh Mozzarella, sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 415 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl combine Creme Fraiche with Garlic and Oregano and stir till combined.
  3. Place pita bread on a baking sheet or pizza pan and evenly spread white sauce on top of each pita bread.
  4. Divide Parmesan and Asiago cheese evenly among the pita breads.
  5. Next top each pita bread evenly with fresh baby spinach leaves.
  6. Finally top each pita bread pizza with the freshly sliced Mozzarella cheese.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is slightly browned and bubbly.
  8. Cut and enjoy!
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Comments

  1. Nice use of Gourmet Garden. GREG

  2. This looks absolutely fantastic! Never been to CPK, but I looove white pizza!

  3. Kristen says:

    This looks fabulous Shawn! I always have pitas and spinach in my fridge as well as cheese of course so I will definitely replicate this recipe.

  4. Oh man… my farmer’s market sells fresh pita (both white AND whole wheat!) from a Greek company. OMG this pizza looks amazing. I’m TOTALLY going to pick up some pita’s this weekend!! YUM!

  5. Pita pizzas rock my world. They are my favorite “whip it up” meal. I’m loving your cream sauce, this whole thing looks so good & making me very hungry! :)

  6. I only eat white pizzas (w/or w/o sauce… just no red sauce blegh) this looks so so good

  7. Oh my goodness, that looks amazing!

  8. Never been to or even heard of California Pizza Kitchen…but this pizza looks amazing! Love the spinach on the pizza & it’s super quick too!

  9. Yummy come over and make this for me. I love white pizza!

  10. Sounds amazing, I’ve never had a white pizza and do get fed up with a tomato based sauce all the time. Will have to try this, thanks.

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  11. Looks wonderful! I love spinach too and I love using pitas as pizza “dough”. Great recipe!

  12. This is so great for summer Shawn! So easy and quick! I love white pizza!

  13. Wow that looks terrific! I didn’t know you could even buy oregano & garlic
    in tubes like that sounds great. It would give a lot more flavor to everything.
    I’ve been using soft tortilla shells to make my individual pizza’s lately & they work
    great since they are so thin. I just brush them with olive oil & put everything
    on & bake 10 minutes they still get good & crispy.

  14. I literally made this minutes ago for my two sisters and myself. I used ranch whipped with cream cheese for the base (white sauce), added slices of tomatoes, and used meuenster cheese. OH MY FREAKING GOSH! It was soooo good. I couldn’t believe it. It actually tasted legitimately like the pizza: the best pizza ever! And now my house smells like freshly baked pizza, aaah

  15. Rebecca says:

    I was looking for a quick (semi) healthy dinner for tonight and this was perfect! I added some chicken to bulk it up and even my picky family loved it! my stomach thanks you :)

  16. Shaunna says:

    OMG so glad I stumbled across this one… thank you Pinterest! LOL I added roma tomatoes and did it with the Philadelphia cooking cream instead of the Creme Fraiche. Fantastic. Delicious. Thank you for sharing!

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