Monday, February 18, 2013

Simple Cheese "bread" with fresh Basil Meatless on Monday

Welcome to Meatless On Monday #23!
We loved this recipe!!  It can be made using homemade  
Herb Bread or a whole wheat pita.  In the pictures I used a pita.  Add a salad and you're all set!

Cheese "Bread" with Fresh Basil

1 cup ricotta cheese
1 egg, optional
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
fresh Basil
2 whole wheat pitas
Optional: crushed garlic, sliced tomatoes

Preheat oven to 375.

In a bowl mix ricotta cheese, egg, Italian herbs and 1/4 cup shredded mozarrella cheese.

Spread mixture over pita.  Top with remaining mozzarrella and then fresh Basil.  Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until slightly brown or bubbly.  Pita should be somewhat crispy.
I ran out of mozzarella cheese so this one had cheddar/jack mixture.
Linking up HERE.


  1. Oh yum! What a great idea to add fresh basil. I wish I had some growing right now.... I will have to plant some... :)

    hugs x

    1. YES! Go plant some! last month I planted 15 so that I could keep a few and give a few as gifts. You can never have too much basil.

  2. My goodness this sounds delicious. I have a weekly link-up that just went live a bit ago and would love for you to come and share this there!

  3. Oh, this sounds very yummy!

  4. Oh wow, that looks really good! Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble! I appreciate you linking up each week. :)

  5. This looks wonderful! I'd love for you to bring it to Tuesday's Table ( !!

  6. I have pinned this to Pinterest to try next week - yum!

  7. Thank you so much for linking up with us!

  8. I like the presentation of both and I think my preference would be with the cheddar. These must be scrumptious. Thanks for adding them to the Recipe Box.

  9. Looks yummy. I would like to invite you over to my link party going on now at
    New follower,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  10. It look really yummy, I am a new follower to your lovely blog (Via GFC)and it really feel pleasure meeting new awesome bloggers like you

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  11. This looks so good! I found you on the Thursday blog hop and I'm now following you. If you have time, check me out on

  12. Looks yummy found you via a KKBhop. Stopping in from drop by anytime.

  13. Yummy! My husband would love it. Thanks for the recipe. I'll try it out. Have a nice week. Regula

  14. Looks yummy. I will definitely try these recipes

  15. This is one my kids would go bananas for, I'm sure of it!

  16. Can't wait to try this recipe..I'm always looking for meatless dishes! Come link up to my party on my blog and share this recipe. Karin

  17. I love that you used wheat pitas as the base. So easy to make and something we usually have around the house!

    Forgive me for being so late in thanking you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen party! I just got back from vacation and am trying to play catch up!

    See you next week at the In and Out of the Kitchen party!

    Cynthia at

  18. MmM - this looks pretty tasty! Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime!!

  19. This recipe looks great and healthy too! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  20. Looks delish! Thanks for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop!!! Can't wait to see what you share this coming Thursday :) Here's the super easy link to the next hop!

    If you haven't checked out Wildcrafing Wednesday yet, please do! :) It's a hop I co-host for herbal remedies, natural living, real food recipes, and self sufficient living. Here's the link for tomorrow's hop:

  21. Hi Mary

    This looks amazing - so many of my favourites in one dish, I will absolutely have to try it.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am now following on Bloglovin and looking forward to it.

    Kate x

  22. This is so pretty! I like taking photos of food.


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