Greek Pita Pizza

I just LOVE this Greek Pita Pizza y'all! It's so easy to make. I think it might be the EASIEST pizza recipe you can make at home! It's certainly one of the tastiest!
Individual Greek Pita Pizza sliced into 4 pieces

What is a Greek Pita Pizza

My version of a Greek Pita Pizza is seasoned pita bread topped with all of my favorite Greek flavors such as English cucumbers, red onions, green peppers, tomatoes, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, Greek marinated chicken, and some mozzarella for that melty cheese goodness that holds it all together atop seasoned and toasted pita bread. Serve this individual Greek Pizza with some homemade Tzatziki sauce any night of the week for a quick and super flavorful dinner.

This Greek Pita Pizza recipe is basically a deconstructed gyros sandwich. Recently, I broke down the components of a gyros sandwich to make a Gyros Salad and it was a big hit! Don said he thought it would make a delicious pizza on pita bread. He has some good ideas sometimes, so I gave it a try and you know what? He was right!

You could call this a Gyros Pizza recipe I guess, because it's basically everything I'd put in a chicken gyros sandwich only flattened out and eaten like pizza. So good!
Individual Greek Pita Pizzas ready to slice with the pizza cutter and eat

Does pita bread make a good pizza crust?

I love using pita bread as a pizza crust. Using a store bought pita bread for pizza crust is easy and the pita bread has a nice texture. To use pita bread to make a Greek pita pizza I recommend brushing the pita bread with an olive oil and herb mixture. For this Greek Pizza recipe I combine olive oil, dried oregano, and salt and brush it on the pita pizza crust.

Then I pop it in the oven for about 10 minutes to toast it before topping with all my favorite Greek Pizza toppings. The pita pizza crust is slightly crispy on the outside but there is a pocket of air on the inside which makes it pillowy soft at the same time. Pita pizza crust is the perfect base for my Greek Pizza recipe!
Brushing pita pizza with seasoned olive oil before baking

Can you put Feta on Pizza?

Sure you can! Feta cheese is a soft brined curd white cheese made in Greece from sheep's milk. It's a crumbly cheese with a slightly grainy texture and has a tangy flavor.

Feta is commonly used in salads and pastries, but Feta cheese doesn't melt, and seeing as this is pizza, I added some mozzarella to give this Greek Pita Pizza some creamy, melted cheese. Because mozzarella melts so nicely into all the ingredients, it helps to hold all the toppings in place on this Pita Pizza.
Close up of Greek Pita Pizza slices ready to eat

Greek Pizza Toppings

I top my Greek Pita Pizza with traditional ingredients you'd find in a Greek salad or a gyros sandwich. First I sprinkle on a little mozzarella to add that creamy cheese touch every pizza should have and then I top with sliced English cucumbers, red onion, some diced green bell peppers, tomatoes (i use halved grape tomatoes because they are easy to work with), Kalamata olives, Feta cheese, marinated Greek chicken, and a little more mozzarella tops off my pita pizza.

I pretty much go all the way when topping my pita pizza, but if you have some picky eaters, you might want to do a pizza bar and let everyone top their own individual pita breads as they like them. Bake the pita pizzas in the oven for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted nicely and everything is heated through. Don't forget the Tzatziki sauce and let everyone decide if they want to drizzle it on top of their pita pizza or dip the pizza in the sauce. It's great either way.

Meal Planning TIP: Cut up extra of all the toppings and make extra marinated Greek chicken to enjoy in my Gyros Salad recipe for lunch or an easy dinner later in the week.
Drizzling Tzatziki Sauce onto Greek Pita Pizza

What is Tzatziki Sauce?

Tzatziki Sauce is a creamy yogurt based sauce that makes everything taste better, including this Greek Pita Pizza!

Can you tell I love it? Tzatziki Sauce is made with yogurt, garlic, and cucumbers, as well as a little lemon, fresh dill, and olive oil. It is a refreshing, creamy white sauce to drizzle on this Greek pita pizza and pushes the flavor profile over the top! Tzatziki sauce is super easy to make and can be made up early in the day or a day ahead. It goes great on just about everything!

We love Tzatziki on this Greek pita pizza as well as my Greek Bowl with Meatballs and my Greek Style Pork Chops recipe or just as a dip for vegetables for a healthy snack.

Tzatziki sauce will keep for a few days in the fridge, but because of the fresh cucumbers it does go bad rather quickly. This isn't a problem in my house, because we'll dip just about anything in Tzatziki sauce. It doesn't last long around here that is for sure!
Greek Pita Pizzas and Tzatziki Sauce on a serving platter ready to eat
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Greek Pizza
Main Dish
Greek
Yield: 4

Greek Pita Pizza

Greek Pita Pizza is seasoned pita bread topped with all of your favorite Greek flavors. Serve this individual Greek Pizza with some homemade Tzatziki sauce any night of the week for a quick and super flavorful dinner.
prep time: 15 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 45 mins

ingredients:

Greek Chicken Marinade
  • 1 lb chicken breast fillets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp freshly minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Tzatziki Sauce
  • 5 ounces Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp grated cucumber
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, freshly minced
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2-1 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
Pita Pizza Crust
  • 4 pita rounds
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
Greek Pita Pizza
  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/2 English cucumber, sliced thinly (about 20 thin slices)
  • 1/2 cup diced green peppers
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 8 Kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded

instructions

Marinated Greek Chicken
  1. Place 1 lb chicken breast fillets in a zip top baggie (if your chicken breasts are thick, you'll want to slice them through the middle for thinner fillets). Add 2 tbsp olive oil, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 tbsp freshly minced garlic, 2 tbsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper to the bag with the chicken. Close the zipper top bag and check to make sure it is secure so nothing leaks out. Massage the bag to mix all the ingredients together and coat the chicken. Place the bag in the fridge to marinate the chicken until ready to use. Marinate at least 15 minutes and up to 8 hours
  2. When ready to cook the chicken, heat a cast iron skillet over mid-high heat. Remove the chicken from the  marinade and carefully place the chicken into the hot skillet. Discard marinade.
  3. Sear chicken for about 5 minutes until a nice crust forms on the one side. Flip chicken over and add a tablespoon of butter to the skillet. Sear chicken for 5 more minutes while basting with butter. Chicken is done when the internal temperature is 165°F and no longer pink inside. Check temperature in thickest part of chicken breast using an instant read thermometer. When chicken is fully cooked, remove the chicken to a cutting board to rest for about 5 minutes.
  4. Shred the chicken into tiny pieces for topping the pizza.
Tzatziki Sauce
  1. Combine 5 ounces Greek yogurt with 2 tbsps grated cucumber, 1/2 tsp freshly minced garlic, 1/2 tsp olive oil, 1/2 - 1 tbsp fresh dill, 1/2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice, 1/4 tsp kosher salt and an 1/8 tsp black pepper.
  2. Mix well. For a smoother salad dressing, process in a blender or food processor until smooth. Give the tzatziki dressing a taste and adjust the flavors as needed.
Pita Pizza Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Place pita bread on parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer. In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp dried oregano. Brush the mixture on to one side of each pita bread.
  3.  Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes until lightly toasted. Remove from oven and set aside until ready to use.
Assemble the Individual Greek Pita Pizzas
  1. Top each toasted pita pizza with 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese, about 5 cucumber slices, 1/8 cup tomatoes, 2 tbsp diced green peppers, 2 tbsp red onion, 2 Kalamata olives, 2 tbsp crumbled Feta cheese, and about 2 tbsp of shredded marinated Greek chicken. Put another 2 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese on top and bake the pizzas in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted nicely. Serve with Tzatziki Sauce and enjoy!

NOTES:

1. Use an English cucumber (aka hothouse cucumber). English cucumbers are longer and more slender than regular cucumbers. They are typically not waxed so you'll find them wrapped in plastic instead. The seeds of an English cucumber are smaller and easier to eat, so there's no need to remove the seeds.
calories
672
fat (grams)
33.4
sat. fat (grams)
10.5
carbs (grams)
45.5
protein (grams)
48.2
sugar (grams)
7
Fiber
4.1
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