You can make your own tasty pita chips in a matter of minutes. Just cut pita bread into wedges (stale pitas work very well), brush them with a little olive oil and bake. Not only do homemade pita chips save you money, you'll also cut calories by 16 percent.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2009




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Instructions Checklist
  • Position oven racks in middle and lower third of oven; preheat to 350 degrees F. Coat 2 large baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Cut pitas into 8 wedges each and separate each wedge at the fold. Place the pita wedges, rough-side up, in an even layer on the prepared baking sheets. Brush with oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, garlic powder and salt.

  • Bake the pita wedges, switching the baking sheets halfway through, until golden and crispy, 6 to 10 minutes (depending on the thickness).


Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 17.7g; dietary fiber 2.4g; sugars 0.3g; fat 4.3g; saturated fat 0.6g; folate 11.3mcg; calcium 5mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 22.2mg; potassium 61.7mg; sodium 214.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
I sprinkled my Rosemary Olive spice on these and it was so good. Recipe is so simple and yes like the other comment I like these better than Stacy's. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Perfect addition! These were incredibly easy and delicious. I used a McCormicks Italian Seasoning grinder and just ground the seasonings over the chips. I served with EatingWell's Chopped Greek Salad for Two ( and store bought roasted red pepper hummus. They were the perfect addition to an already healthy and delicious meal. When we finished dinner my husband informed me that I needed to add both recipes to our keep pile. I will definitely be making these again. Pros: Super easy! Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Mine were just as good as Stacy's Pita chips. This is a great recipe and makes a great snack Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Fast and Easy! Very easy and fast to make. Love that I can control whats in the foods I eat. I omit the salt and stick to herbs. I also like to make cinnamon chips too! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
awesome recipe as is! Followed recipe exactly and these were great. Thanks for the recipe. Pros: quick and easy Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Not a recipe Saying add italian seasoning is not a recipe. That's mixing things you buy at the store. Pros: None Cons: Easy Read More