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Caprese Goat Cheese Pizza

Caprese Goat Cheese Pizza


  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb pizza dough
  • Flour, for rolling out the dough
  • Cornmeal, for the dough

For the Caramelized Onions & Peppers:

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Olive oil

For the Goat Cheese Layer:

  • 4 oz goat cheese, softened
  • 1 garlic clove, grated or very finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • Salt and pepper

For the Toppings:

  • 23 vine or Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped or torn
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

For the Caramelized Onions & Peppers:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the onions, peppers, and olive oil. Cook for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are soft and translucent.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and add the garlic. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions and peppers are sweet and caramelized. Remove from heat and set aside.

For the Goat Cheese Layer:

  1. Stir together all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

To Assemble:

  1. Roll the dough out to desired shape/thickness and preheat the oven to 475°F.
  2. If using a pizza stone, place it in the oven to preheat.
  3. Sprinkle a baking sheet or pizza peel (for the pizza stone method) with cornmeal.
  4. Place the dough on the prepared baking sheet/pizza peel. Drizzle the dough lightly with olive oil and then spread the goat cheese mixture all over in an even layer.
  5. Top with the peppers and onions, spreading out evenly. Then, layer the mozzarella and tomatoes alternatively all over the top.
  6. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and finish with a grating of parmesan cheese.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the bottom of the crust is crisp and brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Remove and immediately garnish with fresh basil leaves. Allow to cool slightly, slice, and serve!