Greek Pizza.

It all started with the creamy feta.

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Let me tell you… that cheese has ruled the last 3 months of my life. It’s single handedly responsible for draining my bank account and destroying my (non-disposable) contacts. And no, I won’t wear gloves when roasting jalapenos.

I’d rather have my skin burn off in the name of tangy dip.

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This end of summer has me craving one thing: carbs. Carbs in anticipation for fall and hibernation. Carbs in anticipation of jeans and cozy sweatshirts. Carbs because I’m hungry and carbs because I just think I’m hungry. Carbs because nothing goes better with football than chips, soft pretzels and beer, which are all, well… carbs.

And now I’m about to convince you that anything can be thrown on pizza and called dinner.

Bacon frequents my pizza. Chicken does too. Sometimes chocolate and frosting and strawberries make an appearance. I can even do vegetables on top of a cheese stuffed pie, but only if they are roasted and caramely… and blanketed in more provolone than humanly allowed.

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Sometime I physically ache for a taste of some traditional Greek flavors, and there was no way a salad was cutting it this past weekend. I wanted feta, spicy garlic, artichokes, briny olives and BREAD. Sounds kind of dreamy if you ask me.

With all of those flavors piled high on a crispy crust, I was sure that this completely meat-free pizza would be mine… all mine. So I was shocked when my husband took down three slices the first day and finished off the last two yesterday. That was weird. I’m now questioning his identity. But if he loved it? You will too.

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Greek Pizza

makes one pizza

1 batch of your favorite pizza dough

1/2 batch of creamy feta

1 head of garlic, cloves removed and peeled

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 cup fresh dill

3/4 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese

1 15-ounce can of artichoke hearts, chopped

1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives

1/2 red onion, sliced

3-4 campari tomatoes, cut into wedges

1 roasted red pepper, cut into slices

Prepare your pizza dough as instructed. While dough is rising, prepare the crazy feta (or do this before hand – your preference). As I roasted the garlic for the crazy feta, I also tossed the loose garlic cloves listed above in the ingredients list in a tiny bit of olive oil and “pre-roasted” them for 15 minutes. I also took this time to squeeze out the moisture in the artichokes with a dish towel.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Once your dough is ready, roll into your desired shape and brush with olive oil. Top with a bit of fresh dish, then layer on mozzarella cheese, artichokes, olives, red onion, red peppers, tomatoes and crazy feta. Scatter the semi-roasted garlic cloves over top. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until cheese is golden and crust is crispy. Top with a handful of fresh dill before serving. Serve with hummus for dipping if desired.

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You should totally dip this in hummus. I beg of you.

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120 Responses to “Greek Pizza.”

  1. #
    CouponClippingCook — September 6, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    This is such a unique recipe. Love the roasted garlic in it and the idea of eating it with hummus. Looks delicious.


  2. #
    Meaghan O'Connor @ My Spoonful of Inspiration — September 6, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    This pizza looks good enough to eat on the screen! The lightly browned cheese is mouth-watering!


  3. #
    Kim in MD — September 6, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    One word- A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! You are a culinary genious!


  4. #
    Adrienne @ Midwestern Belle — September 6, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    Suddenly my tupperware lunch of leftovers seems rather boring… :)


  5. #
    Eileen — September 6, 2011 @ 11:52 am

    I wish I could eat dinner at your house every night!! This looks delicious, and your pictures are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G :)


    • Jessica — September 6th, 2011 @ 12:42 pm



  6. #
    Jessica — September 6, 2011 @ 11:53 am

    Oh my. I need this in my life. All that beautiful feta? Heaven!


  7. #
    Chris — September 6, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    OMG! MUST have this! Seriously – do you deliver?


    • Jessica — September 6th, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

      I wish!


  8. #
    Alison (Fueling for Fitness) — September 6, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    Why do you do this to me … every day? :(

    I’m convinced your blog posts exist to never make me satisfied with my meals again. <3


  9. #
    janetha — September 6, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

    I swear the only kind of pizza we make anymore is Greek pizza. I need to try a batch of your crazy feta! I have feta coming out of my ears–seriously, we have so much feta at our house.


  10. #
    Katrina — September 6, 2011 @ 2:26 pm

    This pizza looks mighty fine. I love to add some Greek-ness to my pizza once and a while. Yum!


  11. #
    Brooke @ BittersweetBrooke — September 6, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

    I’m pretty sure I could eat this whole pizza in one sitting and I might even add bacon to the top. But then again I can feel okay about it because I’m only getting myself ready for cold weather/hibernation mode, thank goodness for big sweaters and jackets!!


  12. #
    Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes — September 6, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

    That pizza looks amazing!! Love your pictures too, they look great. And make the pizza look great. :)
    Must try!


  13. #
    Erin — September 6, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    Ooo I love the idea of putting the crazy feta on pizza! I actually just made your crazy feta over the weekend. I didn’t roast the jalapeno or garlic, but instead mixed it all together with less oil, topped it with some fresh mozzarella and baked it for 20 minutes. Yum!


  14. #
    Lindsay @ Lindsay's List — September 6, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    Wonderful, wonderful pics, Jessica! I love the long one with the pizza pan AND slice of pizza. Really pretty!


  15. #
    what katie's baking — September 6, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    jessica, this looks seriously amazing!! beautiful pictures, too, as always!


  16. #
    Maria — September 6, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

    I want THIS pizza for dinner now!


  17. #
    Meagan — September 6, 2011 @ 4:50 pm

    Wow, my mouth is seriously watering looking at these photos! I can’t wait to try this recipe.


  18. #
    natalie (the sweets life) — September 6, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    oh yes. i can only imagine the amazingness…and it’s high time i made crazy feta again, so this time i’m putting it on pizza!

    ps. thanks for making my mom’s day yesterday :)


  19. #
    jennifer @ sweetlyvegan — September 6, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

    wow yum this looks amazing! I love greek salad so I am sure the pizza will be out of this world! I am going to make it on an Ezekial pita so I have greek pita pizza!! thanks for the idea how sweet!


  20. #
    Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen — September 6, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    Amazing – I need to make this for my mom..she’s feta obsesssssed.


  21. #
    Lori Lynn — September 6, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    The pizza looks really good. I wish I liked feta, but I just haven’t found that in my taste buds yet. I’ve tried it a couple different times, and it was really bitter to me. The rest of the pizza I think I’d like. :-)


  22. #
    Laurie @Simply Scratch — September 6, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    Oh. My. WORD! I need a slice of this now! I’m off tomorrow, buying the stuff and making it ASAP! Share? or not to share? That is the question!? Great post Jessica!


  23. #
    Sista Salt — September 6, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

    Oh yeah! (in a deep, sexy Barry White kind of a voice) OH, YEAH. Left out the dill….added pepperonchini. Very SEXY indeed!


  24. #
    Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — September 6, 2011 @ 9:10 pm

    Sounds fabulous!


  25. #
    Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous — September 6, 2011 @ 10:43 pm

    This looks delish! I’m not a huge kalamata olive fan but everything else looks amazing.


  26. #
    rose — September 6, 2011 @ 11:28 pm

    This looks unreal! Sounds incredible.. I have been dreaming of making crazy feta since i saw that post! Though I’m honestly totally scared to work with hot peppers.. And I will dip just about anything in hummus!


  27. #
    mis-cakes — September 7, 2011 @ 1:10 am

    this looks so incredibly tasty. i am involved with feta right now on a full time time basis. yes its true we are having an affair, so this will fit right on into my life.


  28. #
    Becky — September 7, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    I saw this yesterday and immediately got up and went to the store to get the fixings for this. I added some spinach and some roasted eggplant I had sitting around the fridge. SO GOOD.


  29. #
    Carissa — September 7, 2011 @ 9:30 am

    I LOVE feta on pizza! I think I could eat that whole thing!


  30. #
    Ali @ the [un]refined chefs — September 7, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    i must have missed the memo of crazy feta, but i cant wait to try it. and to make this pizza. we did our “first” homemade pizza on our blog this weekend too — but it seems lame in comparison! if the weather is still yuck-o in Boston this weekend, i’m thinking this pizza will be a necessity.


  31. #
    Penny — September 7, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

    Everytime you reference crazy feta I’m like… why haven’t I tried this yet?? If the crazy feta hasn’t completely monopolized the space in your heart for Greek dips, you might want to try tzatziki! It has a really fresh creamy taste.. kinda like Greek ranch. You can buy it prepared at specialty markets or here’s an awesome recipe: http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2007/07/worlds-best-tzatziki-sauce-recipe-greek.html


  32. #
    Chrissy — September 8, 2011 @ 12:04 am

    This looks a-mazing. We had Greek Pizza at CPK tonight. It was good, but this looks better. We’ll have to try it soon!


  33. #
    Tracy — September 8, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

    I love Greek pizza and yours looks fabulous! I’ll take 3 slices please! ;-)


  34. #
    Marie-Laure (from France) — September 26, 2011 @ 7:01 am

    I made it, and I love it ! And my husband loved me even more for having cooked this pizza (thank you !)


  35. #
    Heidi — October 2, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

    This looks great! What is “fresh dish” that you say to “top with a bit of fresh dish” to the pizza crust? Is it supposed to be dill?


  36. #
    ovaburgess — October 5, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    that is soooooo nasty


  37. #
    ovaburgess — October 5, 2011 @ 11:57 am

    juz jk hhhhahaha


  38. #
    Sophie — November 7, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    my procrastination has reached new levels. I just made this pizza instead of starting my 12 page paper. It was totally worth it.


  39. #
    Hannah — January 28, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    Thank you!! I made this for dinner tonight. DELICIOUS!!! second recipes of yours that I try and both big hits!! Love from London :)


  40. #
    Rachel — February 16, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    I intend to make this tomorrow (on a savory rosemary crust), but with the addition of chunks of roasted lamb, roasted red bell peppers and caramelized onions. Wish me luck!


  41. #
    L — June 2, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    GREEK PIZZA!!!! There was a very similar pizza served at the college dining hall at my alma mater, except they added a good bit of spinach that was either sauted or wilted in a touch of hot vinegar, depending on the cook. It was AMAZINGLY good!


  42. #
    Beth — January 5, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    This pizza sounds great! I especially like the ideas of the creamy or “crazy” feta that is used in the recipe :0)


  43. #
    Kelowna Pizza — January 9, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    I really love this recipe, found it flipping through pintrest. I do a Greek pizza that is very popular but this recipe has made me rethink a few things on how it is prepared. I think you have helped me make better pizza and I thank you for that. If you’re looking for a very quick and tastey feta recipe we make a slice up at lunch that has pepperoni on the pizza sauce a bit of mozzarella on top, topped with lots of feta and jalapeños, I can never just eat one piece!


  44. #
    Kendall Bajek — February 10, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    mmmm….this looks incredible! Thanks for sharing!


  45. #
    phentermine — February 24, 2013 @ 2:38 am

    I am really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout
    on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
    Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare
    to see a nice blog like this one nowadays.


  46. #
    Christin — February 27, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

    We made this Saturday and all I can say is WOW! This was the tastiest pizza we have ever ate. Thank you so much for sharing :)


  47. #
    Stacy'smom3 — April 1, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    I know I’m 2 years late coming to the Greek Pizza party – but now that I’m there. . . OPA!!! It’s a bit of work – chopping, roasting, dicing and more chopping, but totally worth it. Try it.


  48. #
    Lindsey — July 27, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    Let me tell ya, I would consider myself a true pizza connoisseur, and this pizza takes the cake. One of the best pizza’s to ever grace my tongue and I made it in my very own kitchen. If you have not made this, go to the store now and get the ingredients. Life is too short to not eat this pizza often.


  49. #
    mike — October 23, 2015 @ 2:57 pm

    this fucking sucks lol jk its good



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