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A single slice of Detroit Style Greek pizza on a plate

Detroit Style Inspired Greek Pizza

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 6 large slices 1x
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Greek


This is a Detroit Style inspired Greek Pizza that has the comfort of a deep dish and all the big flavors of a Greek Pizza. The Walnut Olive pesto is tasty and adds something really special to this pizza recipe.



For Pizza:

  • 200 grams luke warm water
  • 2 grams sugar
  • 1 grams salt
  • 3 grams Dry Instant Yeast
  • 65 grams canola oil + 1 tablespoon to oil pan
  • 350 grams bread flour
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 14 Ojunce can delicate baby artichoke hearts, chopped

For Pesto:

  • ½ cup walnuts, whole
  • 10 big Spanish olives
  • ½ parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. Mix salt, sugar, and water in large bowl
  2. Sprinkle yeast on top and let sit for 5 minutes
  3. Add 65 grams of oil
  4. Slowly mix in Bread Dough until it is all mixed
  5. Put in Mixer with Bread Hook on low for two minutes or knead by hand for 5 minutes
  6. Put in oven with oven light on for 2 hours to let dough rise. If it is cooler in your house, also add a separate container of hot water to sit in oven along side dough
  7. Allow sauce to simmer for 30 minutes and set aside.
  8. After two hours, add remaining oil to Detroit Pizza Pan and spread all around
  9. Stretch dough to cover bottom of pan
  10. Put Pan back into the oven with the light on for another 30 minutes to allow it to rise
  11. Once 30 minutes has passed, remove pizza and preheat to 500° Farenheight, making sure one rack is on bottom space.
  12. Press out any large bubbles from the dough and make sure dough covers bottom. Stretch out, as necessary.
  13. Spread Pesto evenly across pizza and top with artichoke hearts, onions, and feta
  14. Once preheated, add pizza to bottom rack for 15-17 minutes. Watch to make sure it doesn’t burn, but you do want a nice golden brown crust with darker edges.
  15. Remove and rest for 5 minutes
  16. First, use knife to release crust on all sided. Then, use spatulas to remove entire pizza and put on cutting board.
  17. Use pizza cutter to cut into 6 pieces.

Keywords: Greek Pizza