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A New Favorite!

Updated on June 19, 2013
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Greek Pizza!

I had no intention of adding another pizza recipe ... at least, not this soon after my first try. I had a half bag of fresh spinach left and some country style ribs brined in apple cider vinegar, various spices, and had a decidedly Mediterranean flavor when the idea hit ... Greek Pizza!

Let me say, I have always been a traditionalist - at least as far as pizza is concerned. Never varied far from pepperoni, mushrooms, and olives except for occasionally adding pineapple. White pizza, after my initial plunge, was not a meal I planned on eating ever again. So, I was pleasantly surprised after making the Green & White Pizza recipe I recently posted.

With that in mind, and ingredients on hand, I went full tilt into creating what I believe, is my new favorite pizza. I really like taking a basic recipe and altering it to fit my mood, too. This pizza can be all the way veg or add meat of choice (I am thinking of adding gyro meat when I do this again) - I also totally forgot artichoke hearts, which would add a lovely dimension ... ooh, eggplant?!

The very easy dough can be found at the following link: Green and White Pizza.

Greek Pizza - Start to Finish

Before adding cheese and olives
Before adding cheese and olives | Source
My half has olives
My half has olives | Source
Hot and bubbly from the oven!
Hot and bubbly from the oven! | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 1 Medium Pizza

Ingredients

  • Quick and Easy Dough, recipe
  • ½ pound pork, minced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup red onion, sliced or chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • ½ - ¾ cup olives, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ⅓ to ½ cup Alfredo sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon each Dried Oregano, Basil, Garlic Powder, Marjoram, Thyme, Rosemary
  • Scant Pinch Cinnamon & Nutmeg, optional
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic vinagrette, optional (I used it to marinate my veg a bit before adding to pizza)
  1. Saute pork in olive oil and garlic until no longer pink.
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into a round. Transfer crust to a lightly greased pizza pan and press down until it is the size you want.
  3. Spread a bit of the garlic infused oil used for sauteing the pork on the crust.
  4. Sprinkle half the Parmesan cheese on the crust.
  5. Add enough Alfredo sauce to cover the crust to the edges (as much or as little as you like). Sprinkle the herbs over the crust.
  6. Spread the rest of your toppings evenly over the crust.
  7. Top with cheeses and bake 15 to 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

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    • Annie Miller profile imageAUTHOR

      Annie Miller 

      5 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Vacation Trip, it is so good I made it again last night! If you try it I hope you'll enjoy it. Thanks for your comment.

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      Susan 

      5 years ago from India

      Wow. Annie your pizza looks awesome and i really want to taste them now. Thanks for sharing.

    • Annie Miller profile imageAUTHOR

      Annie Miller 

      5 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Thanks, Peggy. I love eggplant! What a great idea! I think the older I get, the more adventurous I become.

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Annie,

      This pizza recipe sounds yummy! I often like to add things that I happen to have on hand when altering recipes. I have added eggplant among other things. It is great! Voted up.

    • Annie Miller profile imageAUTHOR

      Annie Miller 

      5 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Thanks, peachpurple! Home made pizza is so easy and you can put everyone's favorite toppings on one pizza, if you want!

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      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Awesome pizza you had created. Looks like Pizzahut has a lot to learn from you. You are a pro! Voted up

    • Annie Miller profile imageAUTHOR

      Annie Miller 

      5 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Thanks, pstraubie! Spinach is one of my favorites, too. I must say, this pizza was just as good the second time around.

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      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Greek pizza, why not? Anything with spinach on it has to be good. I am book marking this to add to my recipe files. My family enjoys a Greek dishes so this may become a new favorite.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Sending Angels to you and yours. :)ps

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      Jim Miller 

      5 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      AnniePie topped herself with the toppings on this bad boy. Ahe'll stop at nothing to get me to eat vegetables, and this version succeeds beyond her wildest dreams.

    • Annie Miller profile imageAUTHOR

      Annie Miller 

      5 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Thanks so much, Rochelle! I am pleased that it looks almost as good as it tastes ... there is about half left and I am retraining myself from pigging out!

      One of the things I love about blogs is that you can be inspired by all kinds of things you never thought to try.

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      Rochelle Frank 

      5 years ago from California Gold Country

      That's pretty enough to hang on the wall, though it looks so tasty I'm sure it would disappear before before anyone tried to use it as decor. I'm inspired to try something similar.

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