Greek (Pizza) Pi

Greek (Pizza) Pi
Pamela Layton McMurty

The number and symbol for pi are credited to the Greek genius Archimedes who lived in the third century. This Greek pizza entrée for Pi Day is a tribute to the brilliant man, whose last words were, "Don’t disturb my circles." 

8
Servings
546
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups hot water
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 4 Cups bread flour
  • 2 Cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil, plus more for greasing
  • Half 15-ounce jar of Alfredo sauce
  • 1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Greek toppings, such as roasted chicken, sliced red onion, julienned spinach leaves, pepperoncini slices, sliced Kalamata olives
  • 1/2-1 Cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons yeast

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  

In a large mixing bowl stir together the hot water and the yeast and leave in a warm place until foam covers the surface. While the yeast is blooming, lightly grease two 10-by-15-inch rimless cookie pans with olive oil and set aside. Add the bread flour, wheat flour, salt, and the olive oil to the yeast mixture and knead until a smooth dough is formed. Divide the dough in 1/2 and each 1/2 into thirds. Make a pi symbol (π) and place one on each baking pan. 

Flatten the dough with your hands and let the dough rise until you can make a dent in it and it doesn't puff back up. Divide the Alfredo sauce evenly on top of each dough and sprinkle the Mozzarella cheese on. Add the Greek toppings, and finish wtih the crumbled feta. 

Bake  for 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the cheese has melted. 

Serve with a salad of sliced cucumbers, pepperoncini, mushrooms, spinach, sliced red onion, Kalmata olives, and tomatoes dressed lightly with Greek salad dressing.  

Greek Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Greek Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
24%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Protein
21g
42%
Carbs
81g
27%
Vitamin A
54µg
6%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6.7%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.5%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
235mg
24%
Fiber
6g
24%
Folate (food)
112µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
287µg
72%
Folic acid
103µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
25%
Magnesium
71mg
18%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
9mg
43%
Phosphorus
358mg
51%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
266mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
40.5%
Sodium
581mg
24%
Sugars, added
3g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
72%
Zinc
3mg
17%