I know it is cliché to say pizza is one of my favorite foods, but it’s true, homemade pizza will always be on my top 5 favorite dishes! What I love most about making pizza from scratch is that you can add almost ANYTHING to it – all of the veggies you want! This homemade Greek pizza recipe is made with spinach, feta cheese, tomatoes and olives. It makes one large pizza (16 inches), but you can double the recipe to make two. I try not to use a lot of cheese, so feel free to increase the amounts of the toppings to your preference!
For this recipe, I used my new Super Peel® to help transfer my dough from the counter to the pizza pan, and then from the pizza pan to the wood cutting board for serving (see photos). Before I had this wonderful tool, I would usually mess up the pizza during one of the two transfers (or even both!). After all of my hard work, I would end up with holes in my dough or a mess for a pizza during my attempts to transfer the whole pizza from the pan over to my cutting board. Even my husband’s two hands did not help much when he was available to help me.The Super Peel® is the ultimate dough transfer tool, and perfect for us home bakers! A nonstick pastry cloth acts as a belt to easily transfer dough to and from the oven. You can use it for pizzas, pies, pastries…It only took me a few minutes to get it ready for use, and I was very surprised at how great it works. It does NOT stick to the dough at all, and keeps your creation completely intact. Here are some videos to learn more about how it works: http://www.superpeel.com/videos.html
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Now back to this delicious pizza…
After you have prepared your dough, toss it or roll it out to the desired thickness and place the edge onto the edge of the Super Peel® (this step is not necessary – if the dough is sticky, the Super Peel® will pick it up easily just by placing it next to the dough).
Slide the Super Peel® underneath the dough at the same time as pulling the clipped bar up to the top of the peel.
Transfer the dough onto your pan and dress it up with toppings!
After it is done baking, place the edges of the crust onto the Super Peel® and slide the peel underneath while pulling the clipped bar up.
Wa-lah! You have a perfect, mess-free pizza!
- ½ cup luke warm water
- 1 tsp yeast
- ½ tsp sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1¼ cups all-purpose flour (more as needed)
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
- ¾ cup cooked spinach
- ⅔ cup feta cheese
- ¼ cup sliced olives
- Add water, yeast and sugar to a bowl and let stand 7 minutes to activate the yeast.
- Add salt, olive oil, and half of the flour. Stir.
- Add the remaining flour a little at a time while stirring. Dough should not be very sticky - add more flour until it is elastic and does not stick a lot to your hands.
- Knead for 10 minutes.
- Let rest for 2 hours, covered.
- Preheat oven to 435 degrees F.
- Roll out to desired thickness, then transfer to a greased pizza pan.
- Spread the pizza sauce over the crust, then top with remaining ingredients.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cheese just begins to slightly brown (for a crispier crust).
- Cool 3 minutes before transferring to a cutting board and serving.
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Disclaimer: A Super Peel® was provided for review. All opinions in this review are my own.
My favorite pizza changes from day to day. I like many different combinations, and I also like just plain cheese. My mood, what I have on hand and my imagination are what drive me.
Homemade pizza is the best! And yours looks so terrific. I really need to make more pizza – I almost never do. Mainly because we live really close to 3 different (and terrific!) pizza places, so it’s so easy to order take out. Lazy, I know!
Thanks John! Understandable 🙂
My favorite pizza is loaded – veggies, meats, and LOTS of cheese. BBQ chicken is a close second!
Yum, both sound delicious!
Love the tang from the feta cheese!
Thanks! I love feta cheese on pizza =)
I love pepperoni 🙂
Wow, what a cool gizmo! And your Greek pizza looks terrific!
I love cheese pizza
I love loads of pepperoni and cheese!
I love your toppings on your pizza! I wish my boys were more adventurous as how many times can one eat just a pepperoni pizza. Great post! Take Care, BAM
I like all veggie pizzas so this is definitely up there 😀
our favorite pizza is a super thin crust with a hand full of crushed tomatoes, pepper flakes, slices of fresh mozz and some great italian sausage! we love to put fresh herbs on as soon as it comes out of the oven, too. thanks for such a great and very useful giveaway 🙂
My favorite pizza is pepperoni, bacon, Canadian bacon, onion, red bell pepper, mushroom, mozzarella and cheddar.
Ooh I LOVE homemade pizza…and at the pizza place that we used to order from, we’d always get Greek salad on the side, so this combo brings back great memories 🙂 My fav pizza is probably this southwestern one I made with my friends once–black beans, corn, mexican cheese blend, salsa and red onion. Kind of strange, but SO GOOD!
I am with you on home made pizza too, love it.
This looks so fresh and healthy. Love the thin crust and that’s a cool gizmo right there.
My favorite pizza is one with a lot of pepperoni on it with light sauce and well done. YUMMY
What a gorgeous looking pizza. It’s so colourful. I think that’s a very handy kitchen gadget and yet another thing for my ‘must have’ list xx
Veggie is my favorite. Depending upon what my garden is producing, I like zucchini, tomatoes, onions, some fresh herbs…maybe some mushrooms. Greek pizza sounds delicious too, I’ll have to try it!
i love veggie or mushroom pizza the best
I like ricotta with mushrooms and bacon!
I love pizza! My favorite is Hawaiian
my favorite pizza is topped with cheese and mushrooms
White garlic chicken with spinach pizza!
I love to make an all homemade veggie pizza, including homemade crust. I have a stone put not a peel.
My favorite pizza is just a regular pepperoni pizza
This pizza looks delicious. My favorite is mushroom and onion.
My fave is ham n pineapple!
I love supreme with lots of onions!
I love just extra cheese!
So, I’m not sure which I love more, this pizza or the Super Peel! I am just drooling over those Greek-inspired toppings (seriously wish I was eating it at this very moment!). And I truly have no idea how I have never encountered this magical Super Peel! Thanks for the great tip and delicious recipe! Two for one – I guess it’s bonus day in Blog-land! 😀
The dough pizza that you give the receipt. It is so best , My family and I ate all up. We are so full. So nice to taste is best than take away. Thumb up!!!!
While I am not the best cook in the world here and in order to avoid myself any kind of frustration could their be an error in the flour measurement of only 1 cup 1/4 for such a large pizza (16 inch).
Sorry if I seem a bit strident here but I would really like to be successful in making this recipe. lolol… it’s a showoff thing… lolol
Nope, that is the correct amount!