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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.

Caramelized Onion Recipe

  1. In a medium, non-stick skillet, bring onions, water, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and salt to a boil.
  2. Cover and cook until water has evaporated and the onions start to sizzle, about 8 minutes.
  3. Uncover and reduce the heat to medium. Gently press the onions into the sides and bottom of the skillet.
  4. Continue to cook without stirring for 30 seconds, then stir the onions and repeat, cooking for 30 seconds then stir.
  5. 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 a 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