This Spinach and Feta Pizza is a delicious vegetarian pizza topped with salty feta cheese, creamy mozzarella cheese, and a garlicky spinach and red onion mixture. Top with fresh dill for a bright herby finish. The pizza tastes similar to the Greek dish spanakopita, so if you love that, you’ll love this!
Below is an overview of the ingredients used for this Greek-inspired feta pizza. A full list with quantities can be found in the recipe card at the end of this post.
- Pizza dough: Any works! I love to use the one from the refrigerator section in Trader Joe’s, it’s perfect in a pinch and a very versatile crust. You could also make homemade dough, or even use frozen (you just need to defrost it the night before).
- Spinach: 6oz of fresh baby spinach. It looks like a lot going into the pan, but it wilts down quite a bit.
- Red onions: Sliced red onion gets sautéd with the spinach. One big or two small.
- Garlic: With tomato sauce on this pizza, I wanted to still bring that garlicky flavor. So adding a few sliced cloves in with the spinach mixture is great.
- Feta cheese: Salty, briney, so good. Look for the PDO mark (protected designation of origin) to ensure it’s authentic.
- Mozzarella: A little bit of fresh mozzarella cheese to bring some of the melt factor.
- Olive oil: Drizzling olive oil on the dough before baking helps it get golden and crisp.
- (optional) Fresh dill: A sprinkling of fresh dill after it’s baked to top it off and bring a fresh element.
You could swap any of the below ingredients for their above listed counterparts and this recipe would still work out great.
- Spinach: You can use frozen spinach. Once defrosted, squeeze out as much excess liquid as possible. Separately sauté the garlic and onion, and then combine with defrosted spinach.
- Onion: You can use a yellow onion.
- Mozzarella: Pre-shredded is totally fine.
- Fresh dill: You can use parsley or oregano.
Step by step instructions
Making white feta pizza is quick and painless, steps listed out below!
Overview: Sauté spinach with onions and garlic, add cheese and toppings to the pizza, bake!
1. Sauté spinach, onions, and garlic. In a skillet, warm olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 10 minutes. Then add in the garlic and spinach. Cook for a few minutes more until the garlic is fragrant and the spinach is wilted, then add the salt and pepper.
2. Prep the pizza. Roll or stretch out the dough until it’s about 12-inches wide. Transfer dough to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and drizzle all over with olive oil. Dot with the mozzarella cheese, then distribute the spinach onion mixture, then top with the feta.
3. Bake! Bake for 10-15 minutes in a 425°F oven until the pizza crust is golden brown and the mozzarella cheese is melted.
Tips and tricks
Some tips below for making this feta spinach pizza recipe.
- If you are buying fresh spinach in a bundle and it still has stems, cut them off.
- Let your dough come to room temperature before stretching it out. If you don’t, it’ll be much more difficult and will constantly retract into itself.
- If you’re using frozen spinach, make sure you squeeze out as much excess liquid as possible, it could make the dough soggy.
- Buy a block of feta in brine, not pre-crumbled. Pre-crumbled is often a bit chalkier and has more stabilizers.
- Bake this in a preheated cast iron skillet for a thicker crust.
- Definitely use a pizza stone if you have one!
- Use more or less garlic to your liking.
- Add a little spice by sprinkling some red pepper flakes over top.
More topping ideas
This recipe is a great veggie pizza option, and below are even more that you could add on.
- Fresh tomatoes
- Sundried tomatoes
- Bell peppers / poblano pepper
- Parmesan cheese
- Ricotta cheese
- Pine nuts for some crunch
- If you really wanted sauce and to dive into the white pizza thing, I'd recommend using a béchamel sauce / alfredo sauce
No, not really at all. While it doesn’t melt, it still is very soft. But also that’s why I like adding the mozzarella as well to get more of the classic pizza cheesiness.
Feta cheese is made from either solely sheep’s milk, or a combination of sheep’s milk and goat’s milk.
Feta cheese is lower in fat and calories than aged cheeses (e.g., parmesan), but cheese is cheese, I wouldn’t say it’s healthy.
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