goat cheese pizza

Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Pizza

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large pizza 1x
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian


Creamy goat cheese, sweet onions, and tangy balsamic glaze bring tons of flavor to this healthy pizza recipe! With a quick-rise dough recipe, you can have homemade pizza ready in 45 minutes!



Pizza Dough

  • 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann’s® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F)*
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1 large yellow onion, halved and sliced thin (see note)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 oz goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic glaze


To make the pizza dough:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute.
  4. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.  Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky. Knead on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes.
  5. Let dough rest at this point for 10 minutes.
  6. While the dough rises, begin making the toppings.

Pizza toppings

  • In a medium, non-stick skillet, bring onions, water, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and salt to a boil.
  • Cover and cook until water has evaporated and the onions start to sizzle, about 8 minutes.
  • Uncover and reduce the heat to medium. Gently press the onions into the sides and bottom of the skillet.
  • Continue to cook without stirring for 30 seconds, then stir the onions and repeat, cooking for 30 seconds then stirring.
  • If the onions begin to burn, add 1 tablespoon of water, as needed. Cook until the onions are well browned, about 12 minutes.

To make the pizza:

  1. Roll dough on a floured counter to 12-inch circle;
  2. Place in greased pizza pan or baking sheet.
  3. Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough.
  4. Sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese and garlic powder.
  5. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil
  6. Bake for 14-18 minutes until the edges are brown.
  7. Top with caramelized onions and drizzle with balsamic glaze.


Slice the onions razor thin. I like to cut the onion in half, from root to tip. Remove the ends, and then use a mandoline slicer to cut very thin half-moon-shaped slices. If you don’t’ have a mandoline slicer, use a very sharp knife and work slowly to make the slices as thin and even as possible.

Keywords: Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Pizza