Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 mins

Bocconcini are bite-size morsels of fresh mozzarella. They are usually packed in water or whey for freshness. For lower-fat content, choose part-skim ricotta, it has comparable creaminess to the whole-fat but has fewer calories and less fat!! Also, use whole-wheat pitas -- which are fiber-rich and just as tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil; arrange pita halves on sheet, cut side up.
  3. In a small bowl, combine ricotta, oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, and garlic; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Dividing evenly, spread ricotta mixture on pitas, and top with spinach and bocconcini.
  5. Season with salt and pepper
  6. Broil until cheese is melted and starts to brown, 4 to 6 minutes, rotating sheet from front to back halfway through baking.
  7. Serve immediately.

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