Take pizza night to new heights with my Big Fat Greek Pizza which is full of flavor and just a little out of the ordinary.
I think if it weren’t for steak, I could easily become a vegetarian. I almost always choose a meatless item at a restaurant. And my meals at home often drift that way.
Especially when it comes to pizza. Often I’m very content just to have mushrooms, sauce, and cheese. But, when I veer from that simple standard, I go in the direction of Greece.
My Big Fat Greek Pizza, redolent with Greek flavors is a fabulous taste treat, one that I’ve made dozens of times — and even convinced some of my children to love as well.
What makes this Greek Pizza greek is the spinach and feta cheese. I embellish it with extra vegetables for a little heft. It’s meatless while still being hearty. The tang of the cheese and the sweetness of the sauce play well with the woodsy mushrooms and fresh spinach flavor.
Each Friday, I mix up a double batch of homemade pizza dough. I divide that monster dough ball into six portions. Well, seven actually. I take 1/6 and divide it further as my girls like to have personal pizzas.
Then I set to work making a variety of pizzas to suit the tastes of those at our table. Two kids prefer plain pepperoni and cheese. The others are a little more adventurous. The “baby” puts an egg on her personal pizza. The college man usually does chicken and artichoke and spinach — will need to share that one with you soon. The other two will eat anything as long as there’s meat on it. My husband is pretty flexible and will try whatever topping I send his way.
I? I take the road less traveled by, either making a plain mushroom pizza or heading toward veggies and flavorful cheese. And once in awhile throwing some bacon, pepperoni, or chicken into the fray.
This Greek Pizza is simple and affordable, yet packed with flavor. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how tasty spinach on a pizza is! For the carnivores among you, you could easily add grilled chicken or steak. Either way, it’s a fabulous meal and perfect for Meatless Mondays or your next Pizza Night.
My Big Fat Greek Pizza
- 1/3 batch pizza dough
- 6 tbsp tomato sauce
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp dried basil
- 2 to 3 handfuls baby spinach
- 1 cup mushrooms sliced
- 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
- 2 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- 1 roma tomato chopped
- Preheat the oven to 475 °. Spray a pizza screen with nonstick cooking spray.
- Flatten the dough into a thin round and place on the prepared screen.
- Spread the tomato sauce over the crust and sprinkle with basil and garlic powder to taste.
- Layer the spinach leaves over the sauce.
- Layer the mushrooms, feta cheese, mozzarella, and tomatoes over the spinach.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the crust is crisp and the cheese melted and lightly browned.
Originally published December 23, 2012. Updated October 24, 2016.