Lemon Artichoke Arugula Pizza

Pizza night is always a good idea. We love making pizza at home because we love playing around with toppings and flavors. One of my favorite pizza creations is this Lemon Artichoke Arugula Pizza. The flavors are SO fresh and delicious. You can make hom…

Pizza night is always a good idea. We love making pizza at home because we love playing around with toppings and flavors. One of my favorite pizza creations is this Lemon Artichoke Arugula Pizza. The flavors are SO fresh and delicious. You can make homemade pizza dough or keep life simple by buying store-bought dough,…

Grilled Summer BBQ Chicken Pizza.

This is our favorite BBQ chicken pizza – it’s a slice of heaven! Made entirely on the grill, this has summer crisp corn, BBQ sauce, ranch dressing and tons of herbs. Finish it with some pickled onions. Delicious! Everything I want on a pizza is right here… OH MY GOODNESS. Look at this pile of […]

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This is our favorite BBQ chicken pizza – it’s a slice of heaven! Made entirely on the grill, this has summer crisp corn, BBQ sauce, ranch dressing and tons of herbs. Finish it with some pickled onions. Delicious!

Everything I want on a pizza is right here… OH MY GOODNESS.

grilled summer BBQ chicken pizza

Look at this pile of flavor right here. Puffy, charred dough loaded up with all the things.

grilled summer BBQ chicken pizza

This summer grilled pizza is stacked. We’re talking smoky, charred chicken in BBQ sauce. Corn off the cob. Crisp green onions and chives. Lots of cheese – cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan! Fresh chives, pickled onions and all the herbs. And of course, my favorite ranch dressing for drizzling all over. 

It seriously does not get better than this. 

grilled summer BBQ chicken pizza right off the grill

This pizza is one of those meals that just tastes like summer.

We’re grilling the entire thing, so it’s charred and smoky and wonderful. You can always use an ooni pizza oven too if you have that – we love ours. But sometimes, throwing everything right on the grill while it’s still hot from the chicken is the way to go. It’s easy, it keeps the house cool and it tastes like heaven. 

grilled summer BBQ chicken pizza

So I have made a million different versions of BBQ chicken pizza before.

We’ve done whole wheat ones, french bread pizzas, everything. There are a few musts for me when it comes to creating the whole BBQ chicken flavor that I love. First, the charred smokiness from the grill. Obviously. Next, I love to do sharp cheddar. Also, a really good BBQ sauce, even a homemade one like this chipotle version. Green onions, chives, fresh herbs are also all key here for it to taste incredible. 

grilled summer BBQ chicken pizza

The corn here is what makes the pizza really special. It adds a bit of sweetness so we have the whole sweet and savory flavor going on here. It also adds a crisp little crunch from the kernels. You can throw the corn on fresh – like literally slice it off the cob and add it on the pizza – or you can grill it while you grill the chicken and cut it off the cob.

Whichever you prefer. Either way, it adds so much to this perfect pie.

grilled summer BBQ chicken pizza

And, you know,  I usually love to do caramelized onions with anything BBQ chicken-flavored, but I didn’t want to turn on my gas burner for an hour. Heat wave problems.

So we kept it fresh and light with my quick pickled onions which you can make ahead of time. I have them in my fridge at all times. They are delicious on everything: salads, tacos, bowls, sandwiches and of course pizza.  (more…)

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BBQ Chicken Pita Pizzas

Who needs a 20-minute meal that you can whip out when life is busy? We all do, right? These BBQ Chicken Pita Pizzas are a dinner lifesaver. They are perfect for busy weeknights. They only take 20 minutes tops to make and kids and adults LOVE them. My b…

Who needs a 20-minute meal that you can whip out when life is busy? We all do, right? These BBQ Chicken Pita Pizzas are a dinner lifesaver. They are perfect for busy weeknights. They only take 20 minutes tops to make and kids and adults LOVE them. My boys request these fun pizzas for dinner…

Pesto, Peach and Prosciutto Pizza.

This pesto peach pizza is seriously divine! Made on the grill, it has burrata and thinly sliced prosciutto on top, lots of parmesan and fresh herbs. Perfect for a summer pizza. This pizza has all the Ps. Pesto, peach, prosciutto… all on pizza! I don’t know if it can get more delicious than this. I […]

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This pesto peach pizza is seriously divine! Made on the grill, it has burrata and thinly sliced prosciutto on top, lots of parmesan and fresh herbs. Perfect for a summer pizza.

This pizza has all the Ps.

pesto peach pizza with prosciutto and burrata

Pesto, peach, prosciutto… all on pizza! I don’t know if it can get more delicious than this.

pesto peach pizza with prosciutto and burrata

I love peaches on pizza so much. They are unexpected but complement nearly anything else you can add: all sorts of cheese, herbs, tomatoes, even chicken or other vegetables. You don’t THINK you will enjoy peaches on pizza and then you have said pizza and can’t believe you went so long without the combo. 

pesto peach pizza with prosciutto and burrata

Of course, this is not the first time I put peaches on your pizza! A few years ago I made this peach and corn pizza and it is truly divine. One of the best summer pizzas you can make. I’ve also done a peach ricotta pizza with microgreens. Serious yum. 

So now, you have three summer peach pizzas to make! How to choose… 

pesto peach pizza with prosciutto and burrata

Peaches and pesto go together like PB and J. So herby, so fresh, so sweet – the combination is delicious any way that you serve it. On salad, in a sandwich, as an appetizer and obviously pizza. Cannot get enough over here. 

Which reminds me – I need a post of just my classic pesto recipe! It is the absolute best. I make it every week and we use it on EVERYTHING. Nothing is off limits. 

Now that doesn’t mean you have to use a traditional pesto here, even though I do love the basil and peach combination. You can use any pesto you make at home or buy. Kale pesto, pistachio pesto, arugula pesto – truly anything.

pesto peach pizza with prosciutto and burrata

We already know the pizza has three P’s – pesto, peaches and prosciutto.

What I haven’t told you yet is that it also has burrata! Oh YES.

As if this pizza could get any better? I mean burrata is one of the highlights here. 

And the entire pizza is grilled, which gives it a crispy, chewy crust and lots of charred and smoky flavor. 

This is divine. 

pesto peach pizza with prosciutto and burrata

When it comes to grilling pizza, the key is to move FAST. I almost exclusively grill our pizzas in the summer. Otherwise I use the ooni pizza oven.

When I prep the pizza for the grill, I have everything ready to go. In this case, I thinly slice my peaches. I pull the burrata cheese apart and have it on a plate so I can quickly transfer it to the dough. I have my pesto out with a spoon and spatula.

Moving fast is important so the dough transfers easily from the peel to the grill. Have all the things ready to go and you’ll have grilled pizza success. (more…)

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Goat Cheese Pizza

Here’s how to make goat cheese pizza, with gooey pockets of cheese and a tangy tomato sauce. It’s irresistible! When…

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Here’s how to make goat cheese pizza, with gooey pockets of cheese and a tangy tomato sauce. It’s irresistible!

Goat Cheese Pizza

When it comes to pizza toppings, there’s one that is always, always a hit in our house. Goat cheese! This Goat Cheese Pizza is a true masterpiece, pairing soft pockets of chevre with tangy, garlicky tomato sauce. Shower it with a few sliced onions and a sprinkle of fresh basil, and we promise: the slices will be gone in a flash! This one is a massive crowd pleaser. And side bonus: our son loves it because it reminds us of the game Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza! (Perfect for game night?)

Ingredients in goat cheese pizza

There are loads of different types of toppings you can use for goat cheese pizza (we’ll get to that later). But our favorite is simple and classic: our best pizza sauce, mozzarella, and pockets of fluffy chevre. It reminds us of our favorite Baked Goat Cheese Dip, inspired by our favorite dish at a local pizzeria. Here are the elements you’ll need:

  • Pizza dough: our favorites are Best Pizza Dough, Thin Crust Pizza Dough and Pizza Oven Dough, but there are a few more options below
  • Pizza sauce: This Homemade Pizza Sauce is a must! The flavor is the best you’ll ever have (we promise)
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese: it’s a must to hold together the texture, even with the goat cheese
  • Soft goat cheese (chevre): a soft log of goat cheese, not aged or crumbles
  • Red onion slices
  • Dried oregano
  • Fresh basil, for garnish
Goat Cheese Pizza

For the pizza dough

The trick to the best pizza? Homemade pizza dough. There are several options for dough depending on your preferences and what tools you have available. Here are a few options:

  • Best Pizza Dough: The standard! This is our best oven pizza dough and works best on a pizza stone
  • Thin Crust Pizza Dough: It’s easy and you can roll it out instead of stretching it. It’s also slightly healthier since there is less dough.
  • Pizza Oven Dough: Got a pizza oven? This is the dough recipe for you.
  • Perfect Pan Pizza: Make your pizza in a cast-iron skillet! Takes a little longer but no special tools required.
  • Best-Ever Sheet Pan Pizza: This one makes a double recipe in a large sheet pan: perfect for serving a crowd!
Goat Cheese Pizza

Homemade pizza sauce is a must

When we say you must make this homemade pizza sauce: we mean it! This recipe is one of the most loved on our website and the most made in our house. Here’s why:

  • It tastes incredible. One spoonful and you’ll be singing its praises! Fire roasted canned tomatoes make magic with their sweet, smoky flavor.
  • It takes 5 minutes! No cooking required. It’s SO simple to whip up in a blender.

Variations on goat cheese pizza

Call us basic, but our favorite pizzas are red sauce pizzas. Want to vary up this goat cheese pizza though? There are lots of ways to accessorize cherve with different flavors on a homemade pizza:

  • White pizza: Substitute it for the ricotta in this White Pizza (make sure the goat cheese is room temperature so it’s easy to spread)
  • Caramelized onions: Spread olive oil on the dough, then top with caramelized onions and dollops of cheese
  • Avocado: Make Veggie & Avocado Pizza with bell peppers, avocado, goat cheese and basil
  • Prosciutto: Add prosciutto to the recipe below for even more savory flavor
  • Arugula: Top with lightly dressed baby arugula a la Ultimate Arugula Pizza
Goat Cheese Pizza

More goat cheese recipes

Goat cheese obsessed like we are? (We can’t resist.) Try these delicious goat cheese recipes for more inspiration:

This goat cheese pizza recipe is…

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Goat Cheese Pizza

Goat Cheese Pizza


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 medium pizza

Description

Here’s how to make goat cheese pizza, with gooey pockets of cheese and a tangy tomato sauce. It’s irresistible!


Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Make the pizza dough: Follow the Best Pizza DoughThin Crust Pizza Dough or Pizza Oven Dough recipes 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 Homemade Pizza Sauce. (You’ll use about ⅓ cup for the pizza; reserve the remaining sauce and refrigerate for up to 1 week.)
  4. 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.
  5. Spread a thin layer of the pizza sauce over the dough. Add the mozzarella cheese. Add the goat cheese in large dollops (be generous!). Sprinkle with the red onion slices and dried oregano. Add a few pinches of kosher salt and some fresh ground pepper, to taste.
  6. 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 to 2 minutes in a pizza oven).
  7. 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: Pizza
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Goat cheese pizza

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The Best Pizza Stones for Grilling Crispy, Crunchy Pies

Pizza has always been one of my major food groups. My dad would treat me to post-game pies to get through hours on the soccer field as a teen, and years later, I would take myself out to get over a hangover with dollar slice combos too often to count w…

Pizza has always been one of my major food groups. My dad would treat me to post-game pies to get through hours on the soccer field as a teen, and years later, I would take myself out to get over a hangover with dollar slice combos too often to count when I lived in Manhattan. I'll travel far and wide for a good slice, but lately, one of my favorite places to get pizza is somewhere I don’t have to travel to at all: home.

My life changed when my dad got a pizza oven recently. Now, I don't think I've ever had a bad slice of pizza—the trifecta of bread, tomatoes, and cheese can do no wrong—but perfecting your dough stretching skills and choosing toppings just makes every pie taste a little more special. Plus, it’s really fun and all you need is a reliable pizza stone and your grill (or just your oven!).

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Grilled Vegetable Naan Pizzas with Chimichurri.

These grilled naan pizzas are so easy and delicious. Loaded with tons of grilled vegetables, fresh mozzarella and chimichurri, they are a huge hit and super customizable. Grilled pizza is the best pizza! I live for a pizza that I can make a million different ways and this does not disappoint. Add in an incredibly […]

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These grilled naan pizzas are so easy and delicious. Loaded with tons of grilled vegetables, fresh mozzarella and chimichurri, they are a huge hit and super customizable.

Grilled pizza is the best pizza!

grilled naan pizza with chimichurri

I live for a pizza that I can make a million different ways and this does not disappoint. Add in an incredibly herby sauce and, well… there is no argument that this is incredible.

veggies ready for the grill

This is one of my favorite ways to prep a quick and delicious pizza.

We adore using naan for pizza, first off. It’s so fluffy and tender and delicious. I have a recipe for my own garlic butter naan here and it is phenomenal. It doesn’t require yeast and is super easy to make. So if you feel like making it from scratch, go for it!

Otherwise, just grab some of your favorite store bought naan because we’re throwing it on the grill anyway.

grilled asparagus and mushrooms

I love how easily you can turn these into ANYTHING you want. Naan or pita bread, any vegetables, a chimichurri drizzle – even the cheese can be customized to your liking!

Really, it is simple as can be.

grilled vegetables

Now, the veggies! I am never going to use an actual “recipe” for the vegetable part. I basically use whatever I have on hand. Whatever looks like it’s about to die a slow death in my crisper drawer or whatever I have leftover from the week. Or whatever everyone wants!

My go-to favorites for grilling?

Asparagus

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Bell peppers

Red onion

Mushrooms 

grilled naan pizza

Those ones are all soooo delish and you can’t go wrong.

I have lots of tutorials on grilled vegetables, but I mostly stick to one rule: I combine the veggies that have similar cook times. For instance, I usually keep thin asparagus spears and sliced mushrooms together. I also keep peppers and onions together. This way, nothing burns and I can always pull a pan off the grill.

grilled naan pizza with chimichurri

Speaking of grill pans! I love to use them for vegetables. If you grilled veggies a lot like we do, I highly suggest this pan because it keeps everything contained nicely. You need high quality for that grill heat!

Of course, you can also find one on amazon and I use ones like that too. I’ve even bought mine at ALDI in years past. I like to have two grill pans on hand so I can use both for the different vegetables. It’s important!  (more…)

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Zucchini, Lemon & Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Pizza.

We love this zucchini puff pastry with lemon and goat cheese! Flakey crust, melty cheese, thin slices of zucchini and fresh lemon zest. This is so delicious, refreshing and satisfying! Deeeelish puff pastry pizza is on the menu today! It’s an exciting day over here! Today makes ONE YEAR since Everyday Dinners was released into […]

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We love this zucchini puff pastry with lemon and goat cheese! Flakey crust, melty cheese, thin slices of zucchini and fresh lemon zest. This is so delicious, refreshing and satisfying!

Deeeelish puff pastry pizza is on the menu today!

zucchini, lemon & goat cheese puff pastry pizza

It’s an exciting day over here! Today makes ONE YEAR since Everyday Dinners was released into the wild! Eeeep!

everyday dinners cookbook

We’ve had an amazing year with the book, including the most wonderful cookbook club community that has cooked through the ENTIRE book since May of last year!

P.S. the cookbook club is still going strong and we just started a new challenge to celebrate the one year book anniversary. Prizes include $500 gift cards and more! 

thinly sliced zucchini

This recipe today comes from Everyday Dinners and is one of the most made by you guys. If you haven’t noticed, I have a serious infatuation with puff pastry, and there are puff pastry pizzas for every season in the book, including a few extras.

This is the summer version! It’s loaded with thinly sliced zucchini, lemon, goat cheese and garlic. It is so super fantastic.

pastry with zucchini and goat cheese

I love these puff pastry pizzas because they are so incredibly versatile. I shared my first one back in 2014 and have been nonstop ever since.

These can be served and eaten like pizzas with a greens salad. They can be sliced and served like appetizers for a dinner party. Or they can even be a quick lunch.

You could also do puff pastry pizza parties with an array of toppings for everyone to choose from. Seriously the options are endless.

zucchini, lemon & goat cheese puff pastry pizza

If this is your first time hearing about Everyday Dinners, let me give you the scoop! 

zucchini, lemon & goat cheese puff pastry pizza

There are 100 recipes here for you ALL ABOUT DINNER in this little book – being made in 30 minutes or less! There is a ton of info on meal prepping too – as well as ways to meal prep for EVERY SINGLE RECIPE in the book. Yes yes yes. 

Inside the book, you’ll find my everyday essentials – think dressings, sauces and all the quick recipes I keep in my fridge to make dinner come together quickly. These things elevate meals and bring so much versatility throughout the week. The meatless section in the book is huge. And of course, there are recipes for your everyday favorites including chicken, pork, beef and seafood. There is also a section on side dishes which includes my top side dishes to go with every meal – my all-time favorites. Better than basics!

zucchini, lemon & goat cheese puff pastry pizza

The cornerstone of the book is my 10 Minute Meal Prep method – pretty much the only way I’ve been able to cook delicious, consistent meals over the last few years of crazy busy life. You can find all the secrets for my 10 Minute Meal Prep in the book, along with prep for every.single.recipe. !!! (more…)

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Pizza Bagels

Pizza Bagels are a quick way to pizza night! They’re cheesy, tasty, and easily customizable: you’ve got dinner in no…

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Pizza Bagels are a quick way to pizza night! They’re cheesy, tasty, and easily customizable: you’ve got dinner in no time.

Pizza bagels

We’re all about shortcuts around here…and this one is our best new dinnertime trick. Try Pizza Bagels! This genius concept uses a bagel to make the crust of the pizza pie. All you need are a few ingredients and they come out like a charm: fluffy, thick-crust personal pizzas, piled with toppings and smothered in gooey cheese. Here’s how to whip these up!

Ingredients for pizza bagels

Pizza bagels use a bagel to make the crust of a personal pizza: much in the same way as a tortilla pizza, pita pizza or naan pizza. They’re a little different from the mini bagel bites appetizer you might find in the frozen section. These pizza bagels are the size of a standard bagel and work as a quick dinner idea! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Bagels
  • Pizza sauce: it’s best with Homemade Pizza Sauce!
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil and salt
  • Toppings of your choice (see below)
Pizza bagels

The basic idea

The basic idea for pizza bagels? Brush the bagels with olive oil (and sprinkle with a little garlic powder and salt). Bake them for 8 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, then add toppings and bake 6 to 7 minutes more until the cheese is melted. It’s so simple and customizable! See more on toppings below.

Recommendation: a great pizza sauce

The best way to get great flavor for these pizza bagels? Try our 5 minute Homemade Pizza Sauce. Of course, storebought pizza sauce works too. But we promise: this homemade sauce will blow your mind with the fresh, garlicky robust flavor. It takes only 5 minutes to make, so all you’ll need is a can of fire roasted tomatoes in your pantry. Here are a few notes on the sauce:

  • This pizza sauce takes 5 minutes in a blender (do it while the oven preheats). All you need are canned fire roasted tomatoes, garlic, oregano, salt and olive oil. Blend them up, and the flavor is life changing. Go to our Pizza Sauce recipe.
  • Fire roasted tomatoes are key for the flavor! This type of tomatoes are roasted on an open flame before canning, making them taste sweet right out of the can. Try them once, and you’ll never go back.
Pizza bagels

Pizza bagel toppings

Top these pizza bagels any way you like! You can go totally classic with pepperoni, or get more creative with veggie toppings of your choosing. Either way, be careful not to overload the bagel: use just enough toppings to lightly cover the top. Here’s what we did here, and then a few ideas for more creative toppings:

  • Smoky cherry tomatoes & basil: Thinly slice cherry tomatoes, then sprinkle them with salt, garlic powder and smoked paprika. It has a smoky vibe that’s similar to pepperoni! Top with fresh chopped basil.
  • Veggie supreme: Top with sliced olives, chopped green pepper and sliced red onion
  • Mini pepperoni
  • Prosciutto
  • Spinach
  • Bell peppers, chopped
  • Jarred artichoke hearts
  • Jarred roasted red peppers
  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Pesto
  • Feta cheese, goat cheese, smoked mozzarella or smoked gouda

Eat pizza bagels right away

An important thing to note about pizza bagels: these do not work as leftovers! Pizza bagels become soggy after sitting for about 15 minutes. So, plan to eat them immediately after they come out of the oven! For big batches, try to only make enough to fit on trays in your oven at one time.

If you do happen to have a lag time between baking the pizza bagels and eating them, that’s ok! You can reheat them at 400 degrees until they crisp up again.

Pizza bagels

More shortcut pizza recipes

These pizza bagels go over well with anyone: especially kids! There are lots of other ways to make “shortcut” pizza! Here are a few more ways to try:

This pizza bagels recipe is…

Vegetarian. For gluten-free, use gluten-free bagels.

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Pizza bagels

Pizza Bagels


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Description

These Pizza Bagels are a quick way to pizza night! They’re cheesy, tasty, and easily customizable: you’ve got dinner in no time.


Ingredients

  • 4 plain bagels
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder, for sprinkling
  • 1 cup Homemade Pizza Sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for topping
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Smoked paprika, for sprinkling
  • Basil
  • Other toppings: sliced black olives, green peppers, red onion, pepperoni, etc

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Brush the bagels with olive oil on the cut side and place them on a baking sheet. Sprinkle each with a pinch of garlic powder and kosher salt. Bake cut side up for 8 minutes until lightly crisp and golden brown on the bottom.
  3. While the bagels bake, prepare the toppings: thinly slice the cherry tomatoes and sprinkle each with a pinch of salt, garlic powder and smoked paprika. Chop the basil. Prepare any other toppings (if using, chop the green pepper and thinly slice the red onion).
  4. Remove the tray from the oven. Top each bagel half with about 2 tablespoons pizza sauce, 3 to 4 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese, and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese. Add the seasoned cherry tomatoes and add a sprinkle of salt to the top of the pizza.
  5. Bake the bagels 6 to 7 minutes until the cheese is melted. Eat immediately (leftovers do not save well).
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Pizza bagels

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Greek Pizza with Feta

This Greek pizza with feta is bursting with Mediterranean flavor! Top it with colorful veggies for a pie that pleases…

A Couple Cooks – Recipes worth repeating.

This Greek pizza with feta is bursting with Mediterranean flavor! Top it with colorful veggies for a pie that pleases everyone.

Greek pizza with feta

Here’s a pizza topping idea that always gets rave reviews, with its smattering of colorful vegetables and hearty flavor: this Greek Pizza with Feta! There’s nothing better than the combination of tangy artichoke hearts, refreshing bursts of tomato, garlicky spinach, and salty olives and feta. We love a great veggie pizza, and this one is what we turn to most often. It’s destined to be the smash hit of your pizza night!

Ingredients in Greek pizza with feta

Greek pizza is not authentically Greek, but the classic Italian pizza pie dressed up with Mediterranean-style toppings. Many restaurants and pizzerias serve a version of this pizza and use different toppings. This one we’ve customized to the ingredients we love seeing on a Greek pizza, but feel free to customize it to your tastes if there are others you prefer. Here are the elements you’ll need:

  • Pizza dough: our favorites are Best Pizza DoughThin Crust Pizza Dough and Pizza Oven Dough, but there are a few more options below
  • Pizza sauce: This Homemade Pizza Sauce is a must! The flavor is the best you’ll ever have (we promise)
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese: holds everything together like glue
  • Feta cheese: feta cheese is required! It adds just the right salty seasoning to the top of the pie
  • Baby spinach
  • Kalamata olives (optional)
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Red onion
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Dried oregano
  • Fresh basil, for garnish

Again, you can customize to your own tastes if you prefer Greek pizza with other ingredients. Other options include sundried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, cured meats, or chicken.

Greek pizza

For the pizza dough

The trick to the best Greek pizza? Homemade pizza dough. There are several pizza dough options we’ve developed over the years: the first is our workhorse and the best for making an incredible artisan-style pizza. It works best with a pizza stone. Or if you prefer, try one of our other methods for the dough: like a thick-crust pan pizza or a large sheet pan pizza that’s 3 pizzas in one! Here are the pizza dough options:

  • Best Pizza Dough: The standard! This pizza dough makes a medium artisan style pizza; it works best on a pizza stone. A pizza peel is helpful for transferring the dough onto the stone (see below).
  • Thin Crust Pizza Dough: This variation is slightly easier, since you can roll it out instead of stretching it.
  • Pizza Oven Dough: Got a pizza oven? This is the dough recipe for you.
  • Perfect Pan Pizza: Make your pizza in a cast-iron skillet! Takes a little longer but there are no special tools required. Makes one medium pizza.
  • Best-Ever Sheet Pan Pizza: This one makes recipe the size of 3 pizzas in a large sheet pan: perfect for serving a crowd!
Feta pizza

Homemade pizza sauce is a must

The key to this Greek pizza? The homemade pizza sauce! While you can use a purchased sauce if you must, we highly recommend making the homemade version. The flavor is unreal! Here’s what to know:

  • Fire roasted tomatoes and garlic make magic. One spoonful and you’ll be singing its praises! Fire roasted canned tomatoes have a sweet, smoky flavor right out of the can. They are essential to the flavor, so they’re worth seeking out! Check in your local grocery near the canned tomatoes: they’re becoming much more widespread and are sold by several different brands.
  • It takes 5 minutes in a blender! There’s no need to simmer: just throw everything in a blender and whiz it up. This is one of our most-made recipes on the website!

Pizza making tools

If you choose the standard pizza dough recipe, the following tools are helpful for baking the crust. Again, if you chose the pan pizza or sheet pan pizza recipes above, no extra tools are needed!

Greek pizza

Sides for Greek pizza with feta

What to serve with Greek pizza? Make a big salad and heap it on your plate with a big cheesy slice. In fact, we love trying to have a few different salad and veggie options to complement the rich pie. Here are a few great side dishes for pizza:

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This feta pizza recipe is…

Vegetarian.

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Greek pizza with feta

Greek Pizza with Feta


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 medium pizza

Description

This Greek pizza with feta is bursting with Mediterranean flavor! Top it with colorful veggies for a pie that pleases everyone.


Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup Homemade Pizza Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cups baby spinach or chopped spinach
  • 1 pinch each salt and garlic powder
  • 4 Kalamata olives, halved (optional)
  • ¼ cup chopped artichoke hearts
  • 1 handful red onion slices
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 basil leaves (optional)

Instructions

  1. Make the pizza dough: Follow the Best Pizza DoughThin Crust Pizza Dough or Pizza Oven Dough recipes 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 Homemade Pizza Sauce. (You’ll use about ⅓ cup for the pizza; reserve the remaining sauce and refrigerate for up to 1 week.)
  4. Prepare the toppings: Warm the olive oil in small skillet. Add the spinach, 1 pinch salt, and 1 pinch garlic powder. Sauté over medium heat for 2 minutes until the spinach is wilted. Half the Kalamata olives, chop the artichoke hearts, thinly slice the red onion, and quarter the cherry tomatoes. 
  5. 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.
  6. Spread a thin layer of the pizza sauce over the dough. Add the mozzarella cheese. Top with the spinach, olives, artichoke, red onion, and tomatoes. Sprinkle with the feta cheese and dried oregano. Add a few pinches of kosher salt and some fresh ground pepper, to taste.
  7. 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 to 2 minutes in a pizza oven).
  8. 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: Pizza
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Greek pizza, feta pizza, feta pizza recipe

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