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This Mediterranean pizza is a serious crowd pleaser, starring mozzarella and feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes, and fresh basil.

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“This one’s my new favorite.” I know we say that a lot around here! But that quote was Alex, one bite into this new Mediterranean pizza. It’s got a lot going on: salty feta, peppery basil, briny Kalamata olives, and tangy sun dried tomatoes all spread on our best pizza sauce. It’s a celebration of bright Mediterranean flavors to make you think of sunny afternoons in Greece and Italy. It’s perfect for entertaining…or a weeknight dinner. Keep reading for the recipe!

Mediterranean pizza

How to make Mediterranean pizza

This Mediterranean pizza has a lot going on: but despite that, there’s not a lot of prep work involved for the toppings! What’s on a Mediterranean pizza? Here’s what you’ll need to make this seriously tasty pie:

  • Thinly sliced red onions
  • Kalamata olives
  • Sun dried tomatoes (we like the ones packed in oil)
  • Sauteed spinach
  • Thinly sliced fresh basil
  • Feta cheese crumbles
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Easy Pizza Sauce

Throw these on our best pizza dough, more on that below, and you’ve got one extremely delicious Mediterranean pizza! For a side dish, make a salad of crunchy romaine, juicy tomatoes and Greek salad dressing — or a Greek salad itself!

Related: Easy Calzone Recipe

Mediterranean pizza

For the pizza sauce

This pizza features our famous Easy Pizza Sauce, a red sauce inspired by our travels in Italy. It’s incredibly simple and relies heavily on the quality of the tomatoes. Here are a few notes to keep in mind about the sauce:

  • Use fire roasted tomatoes (or best quality tomatoes). This sauce uses fire roasted tomatoes, which are worth finding due to their sweet flavor right out of the can. If you can’t find them, use the highest quality tomatoes you can find.
  • It takes just 5 minutes! To make the sauce, simply whiz up the tomatoes with a garlic clove, olive oil, oregano, and kosher salt. It makes the most flavor-popping, tomato-y tomato sauce that you’ll never use another recipe again.
Homemade easy pizza sauce recipe | Italian pizza sauce recipe

Pizza stone and pizza peel

To make a truly great Mediterranean pizza, Alex and I have a few very strong recommendations:

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To complete the Mediterranean vibe, a view of the sea from outside Tellaro Italy

How to make pizza dough

Once you’ve got the peel and stone, you’re ready to make a really great pizza dough for this Mediterranean pizza! Making the dough takes a little time, but it’s well worth it. If you make it the day of, allow for about 15 minutes to make it and 45 minutes for the dough to rise. While the dough is rising, you can prep all your toppings and the other parts of the meal. Here are our favorite options for pizza dough:

  • Best Pizza Dough This is our standard pizza dough that we’ve used for years! We make it using stand mixer, but you can also knead it by hand.
  • Easy Thin Crust is similar but makes a thinner dough that you roll out — it would also work well here!
Mediterranean pizza

Video: how to make and stretch the dough

The best way to learn about how to make pizza dough? Watch someone do it! Since we can’t be right there in your kitchen with you, here’s the next best thing. In the video below, Alex shows you exactly how to make and stretch pizza dough using our time-perfected method. We highly suggest you try this out before jumping into making dough!

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Mediterranean pizza

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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pizza (8 slices) 1x
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This Mediterranean pizza is a serious crowd pleaser, starring mozzarella and feta cheese, sundried tomatoes, and fresh basil.




  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 5 Minute Pizza Sauce.
  4. Prepare the toppings: In a small skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the spinach and cook for 2 minutes until wilted but still bright green. Add 1 pinch salt and remove from the heat.
  5. Thinly slice the red onion. Slice the olives in half. If the sundried tomatoes are large, you can chop them smaller too.
  6. Bake the pizza: 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 How to Stretch Pizza Dough for instructions. Then gently place the dough onto the pizza peel.
  7. Spread the pizza sauce over the dough using the back of a spoon to create a thin layer. Add the shredded mozzarella cheese. Top with the cooked spinach, red onion, olives, sundried tomatoes. and feta cheese.
  8. Use the pizza peel to carefully transfer the pizza onto the preheated pizza stone. Bake the pizza until the cheese and crust are nicely browned, about 5 to 7 minutes in the oven (or 1 minute in a pizza oven).
  9. Allow the pizza to cool for a minute or two before adding the basil on top (whole leaves, lightly torn, or thinly sliced). Slice into pieces and serve immediately.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Jane says:

    This Mediterranean pizza is a success every time I make it. I wasn’t sure of the combination of ingredients the first time I made it, but it is always the first one to go when I have a couple of different flavors on offer. I have to add that your pizza sauce recipe is also pretty amazing and don’t make any other now that I’ve found it.

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      We love hearing this! Thanks making it :)