Mediterranean Style Pizza

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Yield: 1 pizza
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
359 Calories
14g Fat
39g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 359
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 471mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 618mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This Mediterranean pizza recipe is reminiscent of a pizza an Italian grandmother would make. Layer meat sauce on top of a crust that was thick, like focaccia, and then she would load it up with whatever vegetables she had available to her.

If you don't have time to make your own pizza crust, feel free to substitute a prepared crust instead.

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast, rapid-rise if available

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus additional for brushing

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 cup warm water, 110 F

For the topping:

  • 1 pound ground beef, or ground lamb

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1/4 cup water

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 cup spinach, chopped

  • 8 ounces artichoke hearts, quartered

  • 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced

  • 2 tomatoes, diced

  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

Steps to Make It

Make the Crust

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the flour, salt, sugar, and yeast. Add the oil and warm water and mix well. If making by hand, turn the dough out on to a lightly floured surface and knead for approximately 10 minutes. By machine, knead the dough for 5 to 10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.

  3. Shape dough into a ball and allow it to rest for 15 minutes before rolling out.

  4. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  5. Lightly grease a round pizza pan (15 1/2-inch pan) with olive oil.

  6. Roll out the dough and press into the pan. Allow it to rest again for about 10 to 15 minutes.

  7. Brush the crust with olive oil before adding the toppings.

Prepare the Topping

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Brown the ground meat over medium-high heat in a sauté pan until all pink disappears.

  3. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add cumin, tomato paste, water, salt, and pepper.

  4. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, uncovered.

Bake the Pizza

  1. Layer the meat sauce on the pizza crust. Top with spinach, artichokes, mushrooms, tomatoes, and feta cheese.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until crust edges are nicely browned and cheese crumbles have melted.

  3. Serve and enjoy.