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Party Pitas

Whenever the women of our church host a shower, these pita sandwiches appear on the menu. Not only are they easy and delicious, they add color to the table. —Janette Root, Ellensburg, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    16 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 4 whole pita breads
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 pound shaved fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

  • Mix first four ingredients. Carefully cut each pita horizontally in half; spread 2 tablespoons mixture onto each cut surface.
  • On four pita halves, layer spinach, ham and cheese. Top with remaining pita halves. Cut each sandwich into four wedges; secure with toothpicks.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 225 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 557mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 12g protein.

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  • susnan
    Dec 18, 2018

    For convenience, I used sandwich thins. To cut down on sodium, I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt. For extra flavor, I added Beau Monde. I think the sandwich thins were much better and easier than using pitas. It sounds like a lot of changes, but the recipe for the spread is a great base and I think it can be used with various meat and veggie sandwiches. I took it to a church gathering and had requests for the recipe.

  • justmbeth
    Dec 30, 2015

    This was easy to put together for a party, being able to assemble in advance. Loved the flavor aon the completed sandwich.

  • pajamaangel
    Feb 8, 2014

    Good sandwich; great spread. We put ours on Rye and Pump bread since the store didn't have any pitas. Still fantastic.

  • Appy_Girl
    Aug 3, 2013

    I certainly would make this recipe again. However I would make some changes.I felt that the cream cheese spread needs some additional spices. It seemed very bland and slightly over powering. I added chopped scallions and Black Pepper to it and I made it up well in advance so that the flavors could Mature. No taste of the dill weed at all. I think some Beau Monde would be a great addition and that would certainly compliment the Cream Cheese.Love the presentation. Perfect sized appetizers.

  • lauramarielawson
    Mar 18, 2012

    Excellent, and very easy!

  • DIANE2729
    Dec 31, 2011

    THIS ALSO IS GREAT WITH SANDWICH THINS INSTEAD OF PITA, AND A LOT EASIER TO WORK WITH.

  • blackoctober13
    Dec 2, 2011

    very easy and fast to make. i prepared this recently for 40 people and they loved them.

  • pHardie
    Aug 14, 2011

    Quick, easy, and delicious!

  • tjreese
    Feb 8, 2010

    I used lettuce as well - and had requests to make them again for an up-coming gathering. Very good!

  • Bubba Ann
    Dec 31, 2009

    I made a platter of these little party pitas for my auxiliary luncheon snack and all the women came back for seconds and all wanted the recipe. I didn't have any spinach on hand so I substituted lettace leaves. Fast AND easty is my thing. Have a winner here. Thank you Taste of Home. Barb Stephens