Greek-style Margherita Pizza


Greek-style Margherita Pizza

Mediterranean Delight: Greek Margherita Pizza

In the vibrant world of Greek cuisine, we bring you a delightful twist on the classic Italian Pizza Margherita. This Greek-style Margherita Pizza combines the simplicity of fresh ingredients with the bold flavors of the Mediterranean. Get ready to indulge in a harmonious blend of tangy tomatoes, creamy feta cheese, and aromatic herbs, all atop a crispy homemade crust.

Jan Dec

60 minutes

15 minutes

75 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Mediterranean, Pescatarian, Gluten-free (with appropriate flour substitution), Low-carb (with cauliflower crust substitution)

Wheat (gluten), Dairy (feta cheese)

Vegan, Dairy-free, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free


While the Italian Pizza Margherita traditionally uses mozzarella cheese, our Greek adaptation replaces it with tangy feta cheese, adding a distinctive Mediterranean flavor. Additionally, we incorporate Greek herbs like oregano and fresh basil to enhance the taste profile. The crust is also slightly modified to include a touch of olive oil, giving it a Greek twist. We alse have the original recipe for Pizza Margherita, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 10g, 5g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 45g, 3g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, instant yeast, sugar, and salt.
  2. 2.
    Make a well in the center and add the olive oil and warm water. Mix until a dough forms.
  3. 3.
    Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  4. 4.
    Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  5. 5.
    Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F).
  6. 6.
    Punch down the dough and roll it out into a circle or rectangle, depending on your preference.
  7. 7.
    Transfer the rolled-out dough to a baking sheet or pizza stone.
  8. 8.
    In a small bowl, mix together the crushed tomatoes, dried oregano, garlic powder, and black pepper. Spread the tomato mixture evenly over the dough.
  9. 9.
    Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese over the tomato sauce.
  10. 10.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
  11. 11.
    Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh basil leaves.
  12. 12.
    Slice and serve hot.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Feta cheese — For a creamier texture, choose a high-quality feta cheese made from sheep's milk. If you prefer a milder flavor, you can soak the feta in water for 30 minutes before crumbling it onto the pizza.
  • Fresh basil leaves — To preserve the vibrant green color and aroma of the basil, tear the leaves just before garnishing the pizza. Avoid chopping or tearing them too early, as they may wilt.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a crispier crust, preheat your baking sheet or pizza stone in the oven before placing the rolled-out dough on it.
  • Experiment with different Greek herbs like thyme or rosemary to add extra flavor to your pizza.
  • If you prefer a thinner crust, divide the dough in half and make two smaller pizzas instead.
  • Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil over the pizza just before serving for an extra touch of Greek authenticity.
  • Serve the Greek-style Margherita Pizza with a side of tzatziki sauce for a refreshing and tangy dip.

Serving advice

Serve the Greek-style Margherita Pizza hot, straight from the oven. Cut it into slices and enjoy it as a main course or as part of a Greek-inspired feast. Pair it with a fresh Greek salad and a glass of chilled white wine for a complete Mediterranean dining experience.

Presentation advice

To enhance the visual appeal of your Greek-style Margherita Pizza, garnish it with a few extra basil leaves and a sprinkle of dried oregano. The vibrant red of the tomato sauce, the white of the feta cheese, and the green of the basil create a beautiful color contrast that will impress your guests.