Make this easy Greek Pizza right at home! Greek pizza is one of my favorites. I love all the fresh toppings and the vibrant colors.
This Greek pizza recipe is made with homemade pizza dough (recipe included here!). As for toppings, it’s got fresh green bell peppers, Kalamata olives, crumbled feta, artichokes, tomatoes, onions, and more. All these toppings make a fresh and vibrant pizza that everyone will absolutely love!
You can make your own pizza dough at home or use your favorite store-bought dough. Either way, it will turn out delicious!
I love colorful and fresh pizza toppings. This Greek pizza recipe is inspired by amazing Greek cuisine ingredients, such as kalamata olives, feta cheese, artichokes, and oregano. All these ingredients, plus others, make a delicious pizza that everyone will love! It is a great vegetarian option too!
I included a homemade pizza dough recipe, but you can definitely use your favorite store-bought pizza dough. You could even do flatbread instead of pizza. I prefer making my own pizza dough at home, but when I am really busy, store-bought pizza dough always comes to the rescue!
Make this Greek pizza for pizza night, date night, or with friends! It’s also a great recipe idea for kids to help in the kitchen.
Homemade Pizza Dough
My homemade pizza dough recipe is easy and simple.
You only need a few ingredients to make my homemade pizza dough, and you can even make it ahead or freeze it for later. All instructions are included in my recipe. Homemade is always fresher and better!
If you prefer, you can use your favorite store-bought pizza dough instead. It will work either way.
Greek Pizza Toppings
For this Greek pizza, these are the toppings I used:
- Kalamata olives: A staple in Greek cuisine! Make sure they are pitted.
- Artichoke hearts: I use quartered canned artichoke hearts. I recommend using those that come in water or brine (not in oil).
- Green bell peppers: I like to slice them thin. They will maintain a slight crunch, which I love!
- Cherry tomatoes: Slice each cherry tomato in about 3 parts, depending on how big they are. They add color, vibrance, and freshness.
- Red onions: Thinly sliced.
- Dried oregano: Just sprinkle it over the pizza before it goes into the oven.
- Mozzarella cheese: This is the base for the pizza toppings and will melt wonderfully!
- Feta Cheese: Sprinkle crumbled feta over the top. The feta cheese shouldn’t be the base cheese for the pizza, but an addition to the mozzarella cheese. If you only use feta and no mozzarella, the pizza will turn out dry and a bit too salty.
Notice how this recipe does not contain pizza sauce? That’s intentional. I didn’t want the flavors from the pizza sauce to take over the freshness of the veggies. You won’t even notice! It still comes out delicious, bubbly, and full of fresh ingredients.
When it comes to ingredient quantities for the toppings, it’s really up to you. I provide approximate quantities as a guide, but definitely feel free to adjust to your liking! Just make sure it isn’t overly crowded, otherwise the toppings will actually “steam” as they bake, creating moisture and making the pizza soggy.
What Cheeses to Use
I use both mozzarella cheese and feta cheese on this pizza. Mozzarella cheese doesn’t sound like a very Greek topping, I know, but this is needed to build a base layer with the right texture and structure. Mozzarella cheese also provides a cheesy layer of moisture. Plus, it’s like a neutral tasting cheese that works great as the base for the pizza.
Then, you can add all the feta crumbles you want on top! The feta will melt slightly but still maintain its texture, and add a nice salty contrast to the melted mozzarella cheese. If you only add feta (and no mozzarella), the pizza wouldn’t be melty and bubbly, but a bit dry and too salty. Imagine how much feta you’d need!
It’s like a fusion between a typical pizza ingredient and other Greek ingredients. The mozzarella cheese and the feta cheese complement each other really well. It works wonderfully!
How to Make The Crust Flavorful
I hate flavorless pizza crust, so I always make sure I brush it with melted butter, garlic, and seasoning.
Here’s by basic melted butter mixture for the pizza crust:
- 3 tablespoons of melted butter (salted or unsalted)
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano or Italian seasoning, or to taste
- Salt (only if using unsalted butter)
- Ground black pepper, to taste
Just combine all these ingredients in a bowl, and use it to brush the borders BEFORE you bake the pizza.
Variations and Pairings
When it comes to variations, you can obviously adjust the toppings as you wish. Other things I like to add are pepperoncini peppers and drizzle it with tzatziki sauce at the end (after baking).
You can also do flatbreads or thick Greek pita bread.
As for pairings, I love serving my Greek pizza with these side dishes:
I love how colorful and delicious this Greek pizza is! It’s got my favorite Greek toppings, including Kalamata olives, artichokes, and feta.
I often make my own pizza dough at home, but this will work just fine with your favorite store-bought pizza crust or even flatbreads!
I hope you like this Greek pizza recipe as much as I do! Happy cooking!
Tips for Success
- Don’t overcrowd the pizza with toppings! You can adjust the topping quantities to your liking, but make sure it’s not too overcrowded because this can create steam and make the pizza soggy.
- Bake at high temperature: 475 degrees F is what I’d recommend. This will get you a slightly crispy and golden brown crust exterior.
- Homemade pizza dough
- 1 ½ to 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
- ⅓ cup thinly sliced green bell peppers
- ⅓ cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
- ¼ cup thinly sliced red onions
- ⅓ cup artichoke hearts, quartered
- Dried oregano, to taste
- Olive oil
Melted Garlic Butter
- 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt to taste
- Make my pizza dough recipe until Step 9. You only need one pizza dough ball for this recipe. (You can also use store-bought dough, see note below)
- Make sure your oven is preheated at 475 degrees F (450 degrees F is fine too, but 475 degrees F is preferred).
- After you have brushed the dough with olive oil and pricked it with a fork (Step 9 of the Pizza Dough recipe), top with the Greek pizza toppings. Start with the mozzarella cheese, followed by the remaining toppings. You can adjust the topping quantities to your liking. Tip: Make sure it is not too crowded or overfilled with toppings, as this can create moisture and make the pizza soggy.
- Make the melted garlic butter by combining the melted butter with the garlic powder, oregano, and salt. Brush the pizza dough borders with the melted garlic butter.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until bubbly and the edges are golden brown.
- Slice and serve! If desired, top with more oregano and a few drizzles of olive oil.
- Store-bought pizza dough: You can definitely use your favorite pizza dough. Make sure to brush the dough with some olive oil and prick it with a fork. The olive oil will prevent it from getting soggy, and pricking it with a fork will prevent hot air bubbles from forming in the oven. Then, you can proceed to add the toppings as directed in the recipe.
- Don’t overcrowd with toppings! Too many toppings close together will create moisture and make the pizza soggy.
- Notice how this recipe does not contain pizza sauce? That’s intentional. I didn’t want the flavors from the pizza sauce to overpower the freshness of the veggies.
- Bake at a high oven temperature: 475 degrees F is what I’d recommend (450 degrees F is fine too, but the crust won’t get very crispy and golden brown on the outside). If you feel comfortable with 500 degrees F, you can do that too but make sure your pan or pizza stone is safe for that temperature.