Meat Olive Pita Pizza



The tenth of the month is always exciting for me. I love to participate in the Muslim Food Blogger Challenge as much as I can. True, I am the one who is moderating it, but sometimes planning and cooking does get a little tough in between all things that are happening! Alhamdulillah, till now I have been able to manage and hope to keep it going…


This month, the theme was “Cooking with Olives”. Olives, known as Zaitoon, is one of the fruits mentioned in the Quran. Here are some articles you could read to educate yourself – here, here and here. I have an olive loving family. A big pack of olives can disappear off my counter-top within an hour of opening. Even though I had finalized in my mind what to cook for this challenge, my main task was to hide some quantity required to make my recipe. But it just kept disappearing so finally I bought the bottle of olives and made it then and there so that I don’t need to wait anymore. Hehe…


Pita is a given in my fridge, I always have a pack handy in the freezer since I am always a mother aka a headless chicken during dinner time and it spares me of having to think what to go with the curry. πŸ˜‰ While making this pizza, I had no qualms of not being accepted by the girls. They ate up their share and wanted more, which I didn’t have to give. πŸ˜‰ Later on, I made it again with chicken mince. I have not added anything in it apart from meat and olives, since they would conveniently pull out anything called tomatoes, onions and capsicum, which would go amazingly well with this super easy pizza, so please feel free to add anything. Moving on to this super easy recipe for this challenge… and hope you enjoy and make the recipe too! πŸ™‚






4.80 from 5 votes

Meat Olive Pita Pizza

Course Main Course
Cuisine Fusion
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5
Author Rafeeda


  • 500 gm minced meat I used beef
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 5 medium brown pita bread
  • 5 tbsp tomato paste
  • 230 gm drained sliced green olives
  • 500 gm pack mozarella cheese
  • Olive oil as needed


  • Wash the mince well and drain.
  • Heat a saucepan, add the meat. Sprinkle in all the spice powders and cook in its own juices on medium flame till all the liquid evaporates and the beef is cooked. Divide into five equal portions.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Spread some olive oil on a baking tray.
  • Keep a pita on the tray, spread a tablespoon of tomato paste. Sprinkle one portion of the meat, and top with olives as needed. Sprinkle with cheese. Do the same process with all the pitas.
  • Bake for 10 minutes till cheese is melted. Serve hot.


You may not need all the olives and cheese. However, I used up that quantity since we love olives and mozarella cheese.
I baked one pita at a time since my tray couldn't accommodate more than one.
Please feel free to add tomatoes, onions, capsicum, etc. to this pizza for more color.


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  1. This looks new to me. Will try this one day…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Zareena…

  2. The Indian Revert Muslimah says:

    5 stars
    I love this. Looks absolutely easy and hassle free. Mince meat pizzas are an old time fav. But this time let’s try it out with pitas!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Misha…

  3. I love to use flatbread to make pizza too. Easy, quick and delicious!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie…

  4. An interesting way to finish of the khubz. πŸ’•.. yumm

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Niloufer… πŸ™‚

  5. 5 stars
    Love these pizzas Rafee . Looks wonderful !!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Gloria…

  6. 5 stars
    Looks delicious! I think olives on anything just perfects it! I love a pita pizza!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Mona…

  7. I love every component of this. Sister please email me on how I can join this club, with thanks.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Maryam…

  8. That looks super delicious. You can also make them on the stove top, in your skillet.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Marriam…

  9. Love this!looks so cheesy and gr8 way to finish of the khubs!😍

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Shazia… πŸ™‚

  10. Sounds very interesting! I make a veggie version of this which I love xxx

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nafisah…

  11. 4 stars
    Pita bread week in shaa Allah il try and update soon

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Salma…

  12. Pita pizza.. sounds interesting. So cheesy n tempting. Last night me n my sis in law were talking about eating pizzas and now that you gave us a visual treat and a great recipe. <3

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Meera… I hope you try it since it’s really easy… πŸ™‚

  13. 5 stars
    It’s like pizza and an open faced sandwich had a baby! And a delicious one at that. OMG can’t wait to try this πŸ™‚ Olives are my jam. It’s kinda weird though when I was younger I hated them…now I can’t get enough!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… I like that one… Thank you so much Lynn…

  14. No doubt it will be a yummy dinner specially for kids,lovely dear πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Ruxana dear… πŸ™‚

  15. I don’t think I have ever had an olive! If it finds its way into my food I generally pick it off! But I should try it!

    The pizza looks good.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Oh really! You must try eating it, I am sure you will love it… Thanks a lot Fozia…

  16. The pizza looks cheesy and yum….Wish I could add olives so openly and my lil one eats them….but she still needs to develop tastes to some veggies and fruits….so I have to come up with something or other to hide the ingredients….to make her eat….Olives are my favorite….will try this meaty and cheesy pizza next time I buy pita bread…..This is really a wonderful coincidence that we two have come up with a recipe which is near to similar….

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Lubna… I have no issues with my kids eating olives though they would pull out everything else, even onions for that matter! Hehe…

  17. looks so yum our all kids/ sons like pizza any time with any flavour

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Jaleelakka…

  18. I love olives so much that I can have them with almost anything…lovely pics Rafee

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Shanaz…

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