Kale, Mushroom, and Bacon Pita Pizzas

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Photo: Jennifer Causey

For a satisfying vegetarian main, omit the bacon; instead, sauté the vegetables in 2 teaspoons olive oil, and sprinkle pizzas with 1 ounce shaved Parmesan cheese for a hit of salty, savory flavor. The kids will love these mini pizzas, and they'll never know that the crust is a whole-wheat pita. If you've got leftover pitas, grind them up for breadcrumbs.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 pizza)


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2 (6-in.) whole-wheat pitas
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 (15-oz.) can unsalted cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 center-cut bacon slices
1 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 (8-oz.) pkg. presliced cremini mushrooms
1/2 cup halved grape tomatoes
4 cups baby kale


Active: 30 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

1. Preheat broiler to high.

2. Split each pita in half horizontally into rounds. Arrange pita rounds on a baking sheet; broil 1 minute on each side or until toasted.

3. Place oil, rosemary, rind, juice, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and beans in the bowl of a mini food processor; process until mixture is smooth.

4. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon; crumble. Add onion and garlic to drippings in pan; sauté 5 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add kale to pan in batches, stirring until kale wilts.

5. Spread bean mixture evenly over rough side of pita halves; top evenly with kale mixture. Sprinkle with bacon, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt.

Created date

July 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 314
Fat 11.9 g
Satfat 2.8 g
Monofat 5.5 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 13 g
Carbohydrate 41 g
Fiber 9 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 492 mg
Calcium 139 mg
Sugars 5 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g