Turkish Pide with Tomato and Feta Recipe

Turkish pide with tomato and feta is a bit like a pizza – perfect for a night with friends. You might be used to topping your dough with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, but a Turkish pide takes things in a new direction by using fragrant Middle Eastern flavors.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Turkey
Keyword: flour, tomatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 839kcal


  • 500 g white bread flour
  • tbsp instant dried yeast
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 300 ml lukewarm water
  • 85 ml olive oil plus extra for brushing for the topping
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2  large onions, sliced
  • 400 g can plum tomatoes, drained
  • 200 g feta cheese
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • fresh oregano, to serve


  • To make the bread dough, it’s easy if you have a mixer with a dough hook or if not, by hand, which will take a bit longer but will give your arms a good workout!
  • Mix the flour, yeast, salt and sugar together. Mix in the water and oil – add the lesser amount of water until it comes together but you may need a little more depending on the flour, then knead in the mixer for about 10 mins until you have a soft, springy dough.
  • Put into an oiled bowl and cover with oiled clingfilm (or it will stick), and leave to rise until doubled in size.
  • Meanwhile, heat the 2tbsp oil gently in a large sauté pan and cook the onions for 30 mins or until softened and lightly caramelised. Heat the oven to 200C.
  • Lightly tear apart the drained plum tomatoes with your hands. Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Roll each piece out to an oval shape, about 20cm at its longest point.
  • Divide the tomatoes, caramelised onions, feta cheese and oregano between the bases.
  • Twist each end and tuck up the sides to make a boat shape to hold the filling.
  • Drizzle with a little extra olive oil, season well with salt and pepper and bake for 15-18 mins until golden brown and cooked through. Serve warm with a green salad.

Photo credit and inspiration: Jane Curran