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Peinirli-Greek pizza boats in 3 different flavors

Easy Peinirli - Greek Pizza Boats

This trio of peinirli-Greek pizza boats are making waves in classic bacon, oyster mushroom and colorful pancetta & bell pepper.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, Snack
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 713kcal
Author by Jenny Skrapaliori Graves


  • Rimmed baking sheet


  • 2 lb pizza dough
  • 3 tablespoons butter cut in small pieces

Cheese filling - makes 3 peinirli

  • cups gruyere grated
  • ½ cup cream cheese soften

For the bacon filling

  • 2-3 slices bacon cut in pieces

Mushroom filling

  • cup oyster mushrooms roughly chopped.
  • 1 tsp olive oil extra virgin

Bell peppers filling

  • 1 tsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 red, orange or yellow bell peppers thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp pancetta cubetti

For brushing

  • 2 tablespoons butter melted

For serving

  • freshly ground pepper optional
  • fresh thyme leaves optional
  • balsamic vinegar crema optional
  • freshly ground pepper optional
  • sea salt optional


  • Preheat oven to 400 F.

Make the fillings

  • Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a large pan and lightly sauté the sliced bell peppers, about 2 min.
    Remove bell peppers from pan to a plate and set aside for later.
  • In the same pan heat another teaspoon of olive oil and sauté the oyster mushrooms until they are crispy but still soft, about 5 min.
    Remove mushrooms from pan to a plate and set aside for later.

Prepare the dough

  • Dust some flour on a rimmed baking sheet. 
  • Divide the dough into 3 pieces and shape each piece into a ball.
    Roll out a ball of dough into an oval shape. 
    Dust with some flour a rimmed baking sheet.  Add all three on the baking sheet.

Fill the boats!

  • In a bowl, combine the gruyere, cream cheese and freshly ground pepper.
  • Divide with your hands 1 tablespoon of butter into 3-4 pieces and sprinkle them over one oval shape dough.
    Repeat the same for the rest of the oval shapes. Use 1 tablespoon of butter for each oval shaped dough.
  • Spread the cheese mixture over each dough, dividing it evenly.
    Add the mushrooms in one dough, the bacon in the second and the peppers and pancetta cubetti on the third.
  • Create the pizza boats by raising the edges of the dough and folding it inwards to form a border. Overlap borders and press to seal the "boat" at the edges.
    Brush the dough border with melted butter.


  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, making sure to switch the pan's position half way so that they all cook evenly.
  • When ready, remove from oven, cut and serve.

Serving suggestions

  • For the bacon peinirli.
    Sprinkle with some fresh thyme, fresh ground pepper or red chili pepper flakes and serve.
  • For the mushroom peinirli.
    Serve with some fresh ground pepper. You an also add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar crema. It goes well with the earthy meaty mushrooms.
  • For the peppers peinirli.
    Sprinkle with some fresh thyme and ground pepper and serve.


Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only an estimate and can vary based on products used.


Calories: 713kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 1387mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2111IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 357mg | Iron: 5mg