Roasted Veggie Pitas

Roasting brings out the sweetness of the vegetables in this vegetarian sandwich recipe, which is topped off with smoked provolone cheese.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 small zucchini (6 ounces), thinly sliced lengthwise

  • 1 small yellow summer squash (6 ounces), thinly sliced lengthwise

  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)

  • ½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • ½ of a red sweet pepper, cut into thin strips (1/2 cup)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 large pita bread rounds, halved

  • 4 teaspoons bottled vinaigrette or Italian salad dressing

  • ¾ cup shredded smoked provolone or mozzarella cheese (3 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a large bowl, place zucchini, summer squash, onion, mushrooms, and sweet pepper. Add oil, salt, and black pepper; toss to coat. Spread vegetable mixture evenly in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Roast, uncovered, in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

  2. Divide roasted vegetables among pita bread halves; drizzle with salad dressing. Top with shredded cheese. If desired, place filled pitas on a baking sheet and bake in the 450-degree F oven for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese melts.


Variation: Avocado Veggie Sandwiches. Prepare as above, except omit salad dressing. In a small bowl mash 1 avocado, halved, seeded, and peeled, with 1 Tablespoon lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spread avocado mixture in pita bread rounds before filling with vegetables.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
16g Fat
24g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 sandwich
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 669mg 29%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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