Greek Pizza with Spinach, Feta, and Olives

published May 28, 2022
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Greek Pizza with Spinach, Feta, and Olives Recipe

This Greek-inspired veggie pizza is loaded with all your favorite Greek salad ingredients.

Serves2 to 3

Prep10 minutes

Cook24 minutes to 26 minutes

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“Salad pizza” is a trick I use to elevate takeout or frozen pies. A touch of crisp, crunchy greens and veggies never fails to make a less-than-great pizza really shine — which is why I decided to take the idea one step further and turn my favorite salad into a pizza topping. That’s how this Greek pizza came to life — and believe me, it’s a veggie-lover’s dream.

Greek pizza starts with store-bought fresh pizza dough that gets proofed and topped with feta, cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, red onion, and olives. When the dough is ready, you’ll gently cook down the tomatoes on the stove before layering onto the pie. This brings out their natural sweetness and creates a rustic sauce for binding. Next, add spinach for freshness, plus the zingy triple threat of feta, red onion, and olives for a bite full of vibrant flavors. Pop it in the oven to bake for about 12 to 14 minutes, then let cool for a few minutes before slicing it up.

If you want to go extra-fancy on your Greek pie, you could add diced fresh cucumber, banana peppers, and oregano right before serving, but if you want to keep it simple, this recipe is delicious as is.   

What Are the Key Steps to Successful Homemade Pizza? 

  1. Proof the store-bought dough: Be sure to let that dough sit at room temperature in the bag for 1 to 2 hours until lightly puffed. This helps the dough stay light and crispy rather than dense and chewy. 
  2. Turn the oven up: Around 450ºF is about as high as it gets for a home oven, but if yours gets hotter, go for it. The high heat helps mimic a traditional pizza oven.
  3. Use a sheet pan on the bottom rack: You should have one of these tucked in your kitchen (and if you don’t, get one tout suite!). Bake on the bottom oven rack to get a crispy crust every time. 

Greek Pizza with Spinach, Feta, and Olives Recipe

This Greek-inspired veggie pizza is loaded with all your favorite Greek salad ingredients.

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 24 minutes to 26 minutes

Serves 2 to 3

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 1 pound

    store-bought refrigerated pizza dough

  • 8 ounces

    halved cherry tomatoes

  • 4 tablespoons

    olive oil, divided

  • Salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 cup

    chopped baby spinach

  • 3 ounces

    crumbled feta cheese

  • 1/2

    thinly sliced red onion

  • 1/4 cup

    chopped pitted Kalamata olives

Instructions

  1. Let 1 pound store-bought refrigerated pizza dough sit at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours.

  2. Arrange a rack at the bottom of the oven and heat the oven to 450ºF. Meanwhile, halve 8 ounces cherry tomatoes. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the tomatoes and cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper and remove the pan from the heat. Let cool slightly.

  3. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Coarsely chop 1 cup baby spinach. Crumble 3 ounces feta cheese. Thinly slice 1/2 medium red onion. Pit 1/4 cup Kalamata olives if needed and coarsely chop.

  4. Place the pizza dough on the baking sheet and stretch it out as far as you can without the dough tearing. Transfer the cherry tomato sauce on the dough and spread into an even layer. Evenly sprinkle with the spinach, feta, red onion, and olives. Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.

  5. Bake until golden-brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days.