Gyro Pizza

This Gyro Pizza is a Mediterranean mashup the whole family will love. Flatbread is topped with all of the ingredients in a classic gyro, lots of colorful toppings and homemade tzatziki sauce!

Closeup on two slices of mediterranean flatbread on wooden surface with small blue bowl of yogurt sauce.

Little known fact about me: I don’t really like pizza that much. I know, it’s as un-American as it gets. But it’s not entirely true.

You see, it’s fine, but I would just never choose pizza, when I have my choice of restaurant or takeout meals (or even the option to make a super fast meal at home, like air fryer turkey meatballs or salmon pesto pasta).

So many American families default to pizza as the easiest option at the end of a very long, busy day, but we hardly ever do. My long suffering husband never gets his fill of takeout pizza.

But don’t feel bad for him. Because I do love HOMEMADE pizza, especially with flavor combinations that go beyond the typical cheese and pepperoni.

This Gyro Pizza is the type of pizza that I’m happy to eat, and share with you!

Overhead photo of gyro pizza with beer, yogurt sauce and hummus nearby.

This gyros pizza recipe combines two Detroit favorites.

When I say “flavor combinations that go beyond cheese and pepperoni,” I usually mean some sort of mashup. A combination of a pizza and another delicious dish.

My baked potato pizza and cheeseburger pizza are classic examples of this. And now this gyro pizza joins the list.

Here in the Detroit area, a Coney Island restaurant is never more than a stone’s throw away.

Famous for (of course) coney hot dogs, chicken lemon rice soup and Greek salads, these restaurants are also usually a fabulous place to get a gyro.

And of course, us Michiganders love pizza so much that we have our very own Detroit style pizza.

Closeup on flatbread topped with lamb meat, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber and tzatziki sauce.

Head to a local coney island for the meat for this lamb gyro pizza recipe.

Speaking of my local coney island, it’s where I pick up a quick takeout lunch once a week. Actually, I have two or three coney islands I rotate through so I can support each of them.

And just like I pick up extra rice at my favorite Chinese restaurant to use in my Greek fried rice, I’ll also pick up some extra gyro meat at the coney island for this gyro pizza for dinner.

I simply order a side of gyro meat (generally this is offered as a salad topping for a couple of bucks), and the restaurant is happy to oblige.

I’ve also seen frozen gyro meat at some grocery stores, but it can be hard to come by, so I find the restaurant takeout option a little easier.

This pizza with mozzarella and gyro meat comes together quickly!

Because I’ve gotten it from a restaurant, the gyro meat is already cooked, which allows this gyro pizza to come together blazingly fast.

Just like with my chicken pizza and Brussels sprouts pizza, I use a pizza stone to get the crust nice and crispy.

Then, the crust is topped with prepared hummus, the gyro meat, fresh mozzarella and sliced red onion, and returned to the oven until the cheese gets nice and melty.

Once the pizza comes out of the oven, it’s topped with tomatoes, cucumber and feta cheese. Slice, grab your tzatziki sauce (more on that later) and serve!

Closeup on slice of gyro pizza topped with tzatziki yogurt sauce.

Can I make this a chicken gyro pizza?

Restaurant gyro meat here in the Midwest is typically a mixture of beef and lamb (the same combination of meat that is in my Greek lasagna!). If that’s not your preference, you can absolutely make this a chicken gyro pizza instead!

If you can find a restaurant that serves chicken gyro meat, that’d be perfect! Otherwise, you could use leftover buttermilk grilled chicken from an earlier meal.

You could also make this pizza vegetarian by using falafel from my falafel sub in place of any meat.

Large gyro pizza with one slice cut out on wooden tabletop.

Homemade tzatziki is delicious on this Mediterranean gyro flatbread.

Sometimes when I order the gyro meat from my local coney island, they will include a small side of tzatziki with it.

It’s tasty, but there’s never enough of it, so I make homemade tzatziki sauce so I can have more!

You know I always have Greek yogurt on hand for savory yogurt. So it’s simply grabbing plain yogurt from the fridge, and stirring in some shredded cucumber, minced garlic, chopped dill and lemon juice.

More delicious Mediterranean-inspired recipes:

I love food inspired by Mediterranean cuisine because it is so colorful, flavorful, and usually so healthy, too!

Yield: 4 servings

Gyro Pizza (Mediterranean Gyro Flatbread)

Closeup on slice of pizza topped with gyro meat, vegetables, and tzatziki sauce.

This Gyro Pizza is a Mediterranean mashup the whole family will love. Flatbread is topped with all of the ingredients in a classic gyro, lots of colorful toppings and homemade tzatziki sauce!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

For the Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, shredded
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the Gyro Pizza

  • 1 ball of pizza dough, store-bought or homemade
  • 1 cup hummus
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 pound prepared gyro meat
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup finely diced English cucumber
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

    Make the Tzatziki Sauce: In medium bowl, stir together garlic, cucumber, yogurt, dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper until well combined.

    Make the Gyro Pizza: Place pizza stone in oven and preheat oven to 450 degrees F. While preheating, toss and stretch pizza dough into a circle. Once preheated, place dough on pizza stone and bake 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.

    When pizza crust is golden brown, remove from oven and spread evenly with hummus. Spread mozzarella cheese, gyro meat and onion evenly over hummus.

    Return pizza to oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

    Remove pizza from the oven; top with tomatoes, cucumber and feta cheese. Slice and serve with tzatziki sauce.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 514Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 971mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 39g

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