Topped with feta cheese, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach, this Greek pizza recipe feeds a crowd and comes together in no time.

Greek Pizza

We’ve started a new tradition called Pizza Friday. After a long week, the last thing we want to do is think about what to make for dinner. But we also love the chance to start off the weekend relaxing with friends or family. Thus, Pizza Friday emerged as a method for easy entertaining. The idea had been brewing for a while, thanks to Barbara Kingsolver and our love of homemade pizza, but hadn’t yet formalized into Pizza Friday until recently. Keep reading for why to do Pizza Friday, and this Greek pizza recipe.

Related: Homemade Pizza for Beginners

Why to Pizza Friday

With the multitude of options for toppings, we could probably have new repertoire for Pizza Friday until we are at least 84. We recently found a new favorite in this Greek pizza recipe (I’m a sucker for themed pizzas, especially ones inspired by other cuisines).

Our first attempt at making this Greek pizza recipe was a little shaky, since our excitement to break out the grill for the season led to an even black char on the bottom. Thankfully, our neighbors and fellow Pizza Friday compatriots graciously accepted our offering without complaint (thanks, friends!), but we knew we’d have to try it again to get the full effect.

Our repeat confirmed that this was, quite honestly, one of my favorites we’ve made yet! The combination of the salty feta and olives and the spicy red onions is nearly perfection in my book. Though, we all did agree that the margherita topped with egg from nearby urban chickens may have taken the cake! For a side dish, we added a salad of crunchy romaine, juicy tomatoes and Greek salad dressing — or you could make a classic Greek salad!

Related: How to make artisan pizza

What you need for homemade pizza

Now, before you start making Greek pizza, you’ll need a few special tools. If you’re in it to win it, you absolutely need these two things to make the perfect pizza crust. Here are the tools you’ll need to make truly great Italian pizza:

  • Pizza stone: A pizza stone is what makes Italian pizza crust crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Here’s the best pizza stone we recommend, and a bit more on pizza stone care.
  • Pizza peel: A pizza peel is used to slide the pizza onto the hot pizza stone in the oven. We recommend this Standard pizza peel or this Conveyor pizza peel. The conveyor pizza peel is absolutely worth the extra investment since it makes it very easy to slide the pizza out of the oven.

How to make pizza dough

For this Greek pizza, we have a few pizza dough recipes that you can make depending on your tastes and equipment. Our Best Pizza Dough is our preferred method; we make it using stand mixer, but you can also knead it by hand. Our Easy Thin Crust method is similar but makes a thinner dough that you roll out. Or, you can try our quick pizza dough made in a food processor. Below is a video of Alex showing how to make and stretch the Italian pizza dough. Fast forward to 1:45 minutes to watch the stretching process!

Do you have a tradition like Pizza Friday? What are your favorite ways to top a pizza?

Looking for more homemade pizza recipes?

Outside of this Greek pizza recipe, here are a few more of our favorite pizzas:

This recipe is…

This Greek pizza recipe is vegetarian.

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Greek Pizza Recipe


  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pizza (8 slices) 1x

Description

Topped with feta cheese, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach, this Greek pizza recipe feeds a crowd and comes together in no time.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Make the pizza dough: Follow the Best Pizza Dough recipe to prepare the dough. (This takes about 15 minutes to make and 45 minutes to rest.)
  2. Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 500°F. OR preheat your pizza oven (here’s the pizza oven we use).
  3. Make the pizza sauce: Make the Homemade Pizza Sauce.
  4. Prepare the toppings: Slice the black olives. Coarsely chop the spinach. Thinly slice the red onion. Drain and chop the sun-dried tomatoes.
  5. Place the dough on the pizza peel: When the oven is ready, dust a pizza peel with cornmeal or semolina flour. (If you don’t have a pizza peel, you can use a rimless baking sheet or the back of a rimmed baking sheet. But a pizza peel is well worth the investment!) Stretch the dough into a circle; see this video for instructions. Then gently place the dough onto the pizza peel. 
  6. Quickly assemble the pizza: Thinly spread the tomato sauce over the dough, then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Top with olives, spinach, red onion, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta cheese crumbles. Sprinkle with a bit of kosher salt.
  7. Bake the pizza: Transfer the pizza to the pizza stone using the pizza peel. Bake until the cheese and crust are nicely browned, about 5 to 7 minutes (or 1 minute in a pizza oven).

Notes

The prep time listed above only applies if the pizza dough is already made. If you still need to make the dough, allow yourself around 90 minutes to prep all the ingredients.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Greek pizza, how to make pizza, homemade pizza recipe, Greek pizza recipe, How to make homemade pizza

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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  1. Sounds delish! When we lived in Panama, we frequented a place called Athens that had the best Pizza – supposedly Greek. There was also something called Lapsadosomo (? spelling) on the menu that was like Green nachos but that’s besides the point, what I’m getting to is the best thing on the menu was Imam pizza which involved roasted eggplant, carmelized onions, garlic with marinera sauce. I’ve been wanting to try making it myself. After reading your post I just might get up the gumption.

    We too do pizza about once a week, we’re a little too scattered to pick a specific day.

    My current favorite is Malibu Veggie: http://foyupdate.blogspot.com/2011/03/malibu-veggie-pizza-surprising-topping.html

    And our standby is apple feta:
    http://foyupdate.blogspot.com/2010/01/apple-spinach-feta-pizza-recipe.html

    1. Those topping combinations sound delicious! Thanks for the interesting ideas :) Let us know how the Imam pizza turns out!

  2. We absolutely have pizza Friday. Although I don’t always make the pizza. :) But I recently made a pizza with asparagus and peas and goat cheese, and I loved it! It was especially good as leftovers. Greek pizza sounds amazing – I’m going to have to give your crust recipe a try, too!

  3. I was trying to add a pizza into my 2 week menu each week. I’ve partially failed! But I did make a similar greek pizza for our lunch yesterday! Added some shrimp as Skinny Fat Kid needs his protein to be big and strong.

  4. I think we’ll be having a Pizza Saturday in our house this week, and now I know what kind of pizza we’ll be having! Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

  5. When I was living in Germany I had greek pizza quite often and I suggest you to try it with a sauce made with greek yogurt, mayo, garlic and sugar, it is simple delicious…

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