Fried Egg Pita

A toasted pita with a fried egg in the center with melted shredded cheese on top

This fried egg pita is an easy breakfast serve.  It’s great for back to school breakfasts or weekend yum.

A toasted pita with a fried egg in the center with melted shredded cheese on top

Fried Egg Pita

Alarm clocks are set, backpacks are full and it’s time to pull out the Back to School Breakfast Recipes for busy mornings.  Since we’re all looking to make sure the kids are fed on their way to school, but also often looking for a new twist to get them to eat well-rounded.  Well I have an easy recipe for you to try and make part of the breakfast menu list. 

This recipe is a great way to grab some plain old eggs, whip them up and turn them into a Fried Egg Pita.  When my daughter was young, I used to call these Flying Saucers.  It’s an easy fix that’s tasty and fun!

So, pull out those drawers, open that refrigerator get out a spatula, some eggs and a few other key ingredients (see below).  Don’t forget to invite the kids & their taste buds for this deliciously easy recipe for a weekend trial.  If they like it, you’ll be ready to fly them out the door with a full belly for school.  And let’s just say that these fun eats aren’t just for kids, they are great for parent’s bellies too!

Fried Egg Pita

A toasted pita with a fried egg in the center with melted shredded cheese on top


  • 1 honey wheat pita
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons shredded sharp cheese
  • Black Pepper
  • Sea Salt
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder


Heat a griddle style pan over low heat.

Using a round cookie cutter cut out the center of the pita.

Butter both sides and place one side onto the pan and begin to toast it for a minute or two.

Add a little bit of butter to the center opening & crack an egg into the center. Break the yoke with a spatula if desired. Season the egg with a dash of salt, pepper, onion powder & garlic powder. Let the egg cook until it looks almost done.

Flip the flying saucer in one complete piece, Season the egg with a dash of the spices on the next side. Add the shredded cheese & cook the egg the rest of the way, melting the cheese.

Serve it with a side of fresh fruit.

More on Making this Recipe:

Let it Cool:  Once you make your flying saucer, let it cool slightly and then the entire flying saucer can be picked up & eaten if you don’t want to use a fork & knife making eating on the run just a little bit easier. 

Cheese:  You can swap the sharp cheese for your favorite cheeses.

Looking for a Side?  Check out my Sun’s Up Smoothie.  It’s delicious, it’s easy and it’s fruit packed.  It’s great served as a stand alone smoothie, but also makes a delicious side with recipes like My Fried Egg Pita.

Two creamy fruit smoothies in glass jars arranged on a tray with colorful straws.

Sun’s Up Smoothie Recipe Link



17 Comments on “Fried Egg Pita”

  1. What a cute idea! My little guy would love this. Eggs and cheese are among his favorite foods and this would make it easy to eat with his hands.

  2. A great idea for a back to school breakfast! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. You are right! This could be used for a dinner on the ‘fly’ ~ thank you for that reminder :)!

  3. I love this idea! Can I use it before too? hah I will be pinning this for sure so that I can make it for myself! Thank you for Linking up with us at the Tips and Tricks Link Party! I hope to see you back this week!

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