Quick and Easy Goat Cheese Pizza

Finished Pizza

Today I decided to make a pizza using some of the veggies I had left over from the week. At Pizzeria Mozza, my favorite restaurant in LA, they make this goat cheese pizza with caramelized shallots, leeks, garlic and bacon. I decided to make my own version.

Nothing can compare to Nancy Silverton’s dough so I don’t even try. I was opting for quick and easy so I used the Trader Joe’s dough. It is easy for that spur of the moment urge to cook! I had some bacon so I cooked up a couple of pieces to crumble over the top.

I caramelized the shallots and garlic in a small saute pan. I roasted a red pepper over my grill pan. You can use whatever vegetables in your frig. You could also grill this outside on your barbeque.

Serve as an appetizer or with a salad for a quick and easy meal.

Goat Cheese Pizza

Pizza dough
Pizza sauce
2 shallots
2 cloves garlic
1 red bell pepper
2 slices of applewood smoked bacon, cooked crisp
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
6 ounces goat cheese

Preheat oven to 450.

Take out pizza dough and set on lightly floured board. Let rest for 20 minutes.


Chop the shallots and mince the garlic. Saute in a tablespoon of olive oil until brown. Add a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Roast the red pepper on a grill or grill pan. You can also roast over a gas flame or under the broiler. Dice the pepper and set aside.

Roll out the dough and place on a pizza stone. Brush with pizza sauce. Sprinkle shallots, garlic, bell pepper and bacon over the dough. Sprinkle goat cheese over the vegetables.

before shot

Bake in the oven 20 minutes or until just starting to brown.

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