Thursday, June 2, 2011

Zucchini-Goat Cheese Pizza


It's been a crazy week so far.  It is flying by so quickly, I think having Monday as a holiday does that.  I'm here today to share a simple pizza recipe with you.  Sometimes you just need a recipe that you can throw together quickly and still avoid the fast food trap.  You can add any veggies you like to this pizza and with the farmer's markets in full swing, the possibilities are endless.  I will post the link to the recipe but to make it even easier, I used premade pizza dough and sauce.  Greg and I almost ate the whole thing in one sitting so if you are planning for more than two people you might want to make two pizzas.
Zucchini-Goat Cheese Pizza
from Vegetarian Times

2 Tbs. olive oil, divided
8 oz. (1/2 pkg.) prepared refrigerated pizza dough
1 3.5-oz. log goat cheese, thinly sliced or roughly chopped
1 zucchini, peeled into thin strips
1 small red bell pepper, cut into rings

Sauce (I used jarred sauce but here is the recipe they suggest)
1 6-oz. can no-salt-added tomato paste
2 Tbs. finely minced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
2 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. red wine or red wine vinegar

To make Pizza: Preheat oven to 450°F. Brush large baking sheet or pizza pan with 1 Tbs. oil. (I highly recommend investing in a pizza stone if you like pizza as much as me.  You can find them for as little as $20 and they last forever.  You can also use them for baking bread.)  Spread pizza dough in prepared pan.

To make Sauce: stir together all ingredients with fork in small bowl.

Spread Sauce on dough. Top with half of goat cheese. Spread zucchini strips over goat cheese, 
top with bell pepper rings, then remaining goat cheese. Drizzle with remaining 1 Tbs. oil. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Cool 10 minutes, then cut into 6 slices.

Delicious, and (somewhat) nutritious!
Hope you are all having a great week.  Even though it was a short one, I'm ready for Friday!  I am planning on baking tomorrow morning and should be back with a weekend post for a Lemon Tart, yum! 


  1. This looks so savory yet light enough to make you not feel like an elephant after consumption. Yum!

  2. I absolutely love goat cheese and pizza so together they must be amazing! Bookmarked!

  3. Yum, I love pepper rounds on ANYthing!

  4. You can't get any better than this! Yummmm!!!! :)

  5. What!!!!!! This looks amazing! I love zucchini and I love pizza so what is not to LOVE here. The peppers take it to another level. Awesome girl!

  6. OMG... that looks amazing. My stomach is rumbling and lunch time is a long ways away

  7. So yummy and I do think it's healthy! Yours looks so pretty too!

  8. This looks so very delicious! I'll have to try it sometime although I think I will grill mine, yum!

  9. Love goats cheese and zucchini - definitely trying this.

  10. beautiful pizza!!! you cut your peppers so nicely too :)