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Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Pizza with Artichokes

Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Pizza with Artichokes. This pizza has yum written all over it! Juicy heirloom tomato, herbaceous artichokes, fresh basil and sweet onion sitting on a bed of rich and creamy goat cheese. Enjoy this crowd pleaser for your next pizza night!

Goat Cheese Pizza

Pizzas are one of my favorite things to make because the possibilities for toppings are endless! I realized this years ago when I lived in Brazil and I had a dessert pizza topped with Nutella and bananas, what?! It was amazing! I’ll try to recreate that pizza one day but for now I’m sticking with savory.

The creaminess from the goat cheese matches perfectly with the fresh basil, juicy heirloom tomatoes, herbaceous artichokes and sweet onions. This combo is a winner!

What type of goat cheese is best for pizza?

This recipe calls for 6 ounces of a goat cheese log, divided. The goat cheese log is best for pizza because it’s easily spreadable for the base and can also be crumbled on top. Versatility is the spice of life!

How to make Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Pizza with Artichokes: step by step

Step 1: Preheat oven and prepare pizza dough

You can use a homemade pizza dough recipe but for the sake of time I typically buy it from the grocery store that sells pizza dough from a famous local pizza place and it’s amazing! If you’re really in a pinch for time you could replace the pizza dough altogether and use naan or flatbread.

Now let’s get back to prep.

Set the dough out for few minutes to relax the gluten. Preheat the oven to 475°F and then start to shape the dough. Working from the middle with your fingertips all the way to the edges.

Place dough on a parchment lined pizza pan and start poking holes in the base of the pizza dough with a fork (I do this so that the dough doesn’t rise too much in the oven and it helps create a nice and crunchy bottom crust).

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Step 2: Apply the goat cheese

Now you’re going to spread 4 ounces of the goat cheese in an even layer over the base of the pizza.

Goat Cheese Pizza

Step 3: Add the basil

Chop the basil into small strips and sprinkle on top of the goat cheese base. There have been many times that fresh basil has been hard to come by so you could definitely try dried basil if there are no other options.

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Step 4: Add the sliced onions

Slice the onions as thin as you possibly can and spread them around on top of the basil. Having a super sharp knife is a great investment for this. It makes the job of slicing so much easier and greatly reduces the risk of slipping and cutting yourself.

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Step 5: Add the artichokes

Strain the artichokes and squeeze out any excess moisture before breaking them up and placing them around the pizza.

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Step 5: Add tomatoes

Slice the tomatoes about ¼ inch thick. If your tomatoes are extra juicy just dab them with a paper towel to remove some of the excess moisture before placing on the pizza.

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Step 6: Apply more goat cheese

Now you’re going to add the remaining 2 ounces of goat cheese by crumbling it around the top of the pizza before placing it into the oven.

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Step 7: Bake

Bake the pizza at 475°F for 14-16 minutes or until the crust is toasty and the goat cheese has some browning.

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There you have it! Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Pizza with Artichokes.

Sprinkle the pizza with a garnish of fresh basil, a pinch of salt, freshly cracked pepper and red pepper flakes for extra goodness. This goat cheese pizza is delicious and it deserves a spot on your plate. Enjoy!

What to serve with goat cheese pizza

It’s always a good idea to serve a side salad with pizza. A salad really completes this meal and getting those greens in is so important.

I make a simple salad with greens, cucumber, diced tomatoes and avocado if I have any on hand. This mustard vinaigrette salad dressing my mom introduced to me years ago is amazing and I just cant get enough!

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Goat Cheese Pizza
Goat Cheese Pizza

Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Pizza with Artichokes

This pizza has yum written all over it! Juicy heirloom tomato, herbaceous artichokes, fresh basil and sweet onion sitting on a bed of rich and creamy goat cheese. Enjoy this crowd pleaser for your next pizza night!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 8 slices
Calories 225 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pizza dough store bough or homemade
  • 6 oz goat cheese log
  • 1 heirloom tomato or any tomato
  • 1 can artichoke hearts strained and squeezed of excess moisture
  • ¼ cup basil tightly packed and sliced into strips
  • 1 small sweet onion thinly sliced
  • pinch salt sprinkled on top
  • pinch freshly cracked pepper sprinkled on top
  • pinch red pepper flakes sprinkled on top

Instructions
 

  • Set the dough out for few minutes to relax the gluten. Preheat the oven to 475°F and then start to shape the dough. Working from the middle with your fingertips all the way to the edges.
  • Place dough on a parchment lined pizza pan and start poking holes in the base of the pizza dough with a fork (I do this so that the dough doesn't rise too much in the oven and it helps create a nice and crunchy bottom crust).
  • Now you're going to spread 4 ounces of the goat cheese in an even layer over the base of the pizza.
  • Chop the basil into small strips and sprinkle on top of the goat cheese base.
  • Slice the onions as thin as you possibly can and spread them around on top of the basil.
  • Strain the artichokes and squeeze out any excess moisture before breaking them up and placing them around the pizza.
  • Slice the tomatoes about ¼ inch thick. If your tomatoes are extra juicy just dab them with a paper towel to remove some of the excess moisture before placing on the pizza.
  • Now you're going to add the remaining 2 ounces of goat cheese by crumbling it around the top of the pizza before placing it into the oven.
  • Bake the pizza at 475°F for 14-16 minutes or until the crust is toasty and the goat cheese has some browning.
  • When it's done sprinkle the pizza with a pinch of salt, freshly cracked pepper and red pepper flakes for extra goodness.
Keyword goat cheese, pizza

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