Grilled Pita Pizza Pockets

Oooo you guys let me just tell you how excited I am about these pita pizza pockets! Say that five times fast: Grilled Pita Pizza Pockets! Its a tongue twister, but a tummy pleaser! Summer and grilling season are in full swing and no one wants to have to turn on their oven. Still want your favorite slice of pizza? Pack the goodies into one of these pita pizza pockets, toss it on the grill and you are set to go! Talk about a fun and effortless dinner for a weeknight meal, summer bash, family bbq or your next campfire. Thats right, these little babies can be quickly tossed over your next campfire. Not only are they delicious but they are healthy (depending on your fillings 😉 and portable. The hubs was mowing the lawn when his pita pizza pocket came off the grill and he grabbed it and went on his way to finish up the lawn. Talk about a major win.

Pack up the ingredients for your next camping trip or have them on hand for when you need a delicious dinner in snap. Let everyone help and build their own pocket! I love the taste and health benefits of using whole wheat pita bread and you should be able to find it in the bread aisle of your grocery store. You can make these meat-packed, meatless, vegetarian, vegan or whichever way your heart desires. Have some leftovers to get rid of? PERFECT. Create a leftover grilled pocket!

This is going to be a little different as I am not going to post specific recipes for each kind. Use these as guidelines to create the pita pizza pocket that will make your heart happy!  HAVE FUN. Cook without boundaries.

 

Here’s how to make them:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Working with one pita round at a time, lay it out on a 10×10 inch piece of foil (or enough foil to wrap it up once filled). If you are putting these over a campfire, I would recommend using heavy duty foil. Using the side of your hand, gently but firmly crease the middle of the pita to create a natural fold so that it won’t break in half when you fold your pita pocket.
  3. Place your fillings on one half of the pita round. Fold the top half over the filling ingredients, making sure to keep the ingredients tucked inside so they do not spill out. Tightly fold and wrap in the foil to create a pocket.
  4. Grill the pita pocket about 4-5 minutes on each side depending on strength of your grill.
  5. Enjoy!

 

Here’s a few of our favorite combos:

 

The KJ Special

  • Whole wheat pita
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella
  • Pepperoni
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Diced green bell pepper

 

The Midwest Classic

  • Whole wheat pita
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella
  • Pepperoni
  • Cream cheese (YASSS)

 

The Veg

  • Whole wheat pita
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella
  • Feta
  • Small broccoli florets
  • Sliced cherry tomatoes
  • Sliced mushrooms