Gyro-Style Turkey Pitas Recipe
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Gyro-Style Turkey Pitas Recipe

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“These are so good!” Everyone will love these hearty, flavorful handhelds. Wanda Allende - Orlando, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons prepared ranch salad dressing
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped cucumber
  • 4 pita breads (6 inches), halved and warmed
  • Shredded lettuce

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed pita halves equals 614 calories, 35 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 108 mg cholesterol, 965 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook the turkey, onion, sauerkraut, brown sugar and salt over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise and salad dressing. Stir in tomato and cucumber. Fill pita halves with turkey mixture, lettuce and sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Gyro-Style Turkey Pitas in Simple & Delicious March/April 2010, p43

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2012

"husband and I love this!"

Reviewed May. 18, 2011

"These were really good! I think one pita half would be plenty, especially if served with side dishes. I had lots of left over sauce, but it will make a great dip for veggies! Thanks for the recipe!"

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"Easy, nice blend of flavors. Would definitely make again. Add an apple on the side, glass of milk and dinner is complete."

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2010

"The whole family loved these!"

Reviewed Apr. 10, 2010

"Oh my! These were so good! My family and I had a lot of fun making them and would definitely try them again soon!"

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