Last year, we threw an office Christmas party at our house with handmade pizzas. This Mediterranean Goat Cheese Pizza Recipe was a huge success!!
Even with the baking time, it only took about an hour to make 🙂 If you cut them into little pieces, they make an excellent appetizer.
Continue reading if you want to make your own finger-licking goat cheese pizza at home!
- 1½ cups warm water
- 3½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp active dry yeast
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tsp sugar
Toppings for Pizza
- 1/2 cup Saputo Mozzarellissima Shredded Cheese
- 1 marinated roasted pepper, sliced into strips
- 1/2 cup Woolwich Dairy Original Soft Fresh Goat Cheese Crumbles
- 1 clove garlic, finely sliced
- 3/4 cup fresh cherry tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
- 1 tbsp fresh oregano
- 4 anchovy fillets
How to make Mediterranean Goat Cheese Pizza
- Combine the sugar and water in a large mixing dish.
- Place the yeast on top of the water and leave it alone for 5 minutes.
- Warm the olive oil and table salt together by swirling with a fork.
- Add 2 cups of flour gradually, stirring with a fork until the flour is completely dissolved and the mixture turns sticky.
- Knead the dough with 1 cup of extra flour before incorporating it.
- Transfer the dough and other ingredients to a floured work surface.
- Knead the dough for 5–7 minutes, or until all of the flour is integrated and the dough is smooth and supple.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and form it into a ball.
- Allow it to settle at room temperature for 90 minutes.
- Form the dough into four balls.
- Preheat the oven to 450°F with the top rack in place. If you want to cook a lot of pizza, invest in a pizza stone to help bake the dough uniformly and crisply.
- Roll a dough ball into a 40-cm circle.
- Spread the olive oil, garlic, salt, and oregano mixture on the dough.
- Top the dough with the mozzarella cheese, then the goat cheese, peppers, caramelized onions, and olives.
- Mozzarella and goat cheese are generously sprinkled over the top.
- Transfer the assembled pizza to the preheated pizza stone or sheet pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes before serving.
Time and Yield
- Prep Time: 45 Minutes
- Baking Time: 20 Minutes
- Total Time: 1 Hour and 5 Minutes
- Serving: 5-6 people
Nutrition Facts of Goat Cheese Pizza
- For a Serving Size of 0.33 pizza (133g)
- Calories: 260
- Calories from Fat 63 (24.2%)
- Carbohydrates: 41g
- Net carbs: 37g
- Sugar: 5g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 11g
- Total Fat: 7g
- Saturated fat: 4g
- Trans fat: 3g
- Cholesterol: 20mg –
- Sodium: 680mg
- Potassium: 214mg
- Calcium: 261mg
- Iron: 1mg
Can I use flatbread instead of pizza dough for this recipe?
Yes, you can. If you want to save time and more convenience, you can buy flatbread instead of homemade dough. It gives crisper crust but some may say it is not a REAL Pizza!
Is flatbread dough the same as pizza dough?
The main difference between flatbread and pizza is in the dough. Flatbread is made from unleavened dough, which means it has no yeast. When cooked, it has a soft and chewy texture with a crispy crust.
On the other hand, traditional pizza requires dough that has been produced with yeast and allowed to rise for a particular period.
Does goat cheese go well on pizza?
With an unrivaled tart and tangy flavor, goat cheese is an outstanding choice for pizza. At the same time, its unique taste requires some careful consideration when it comes to toppings.
It’s the ideal creamy and lemony topping for pizza. It goes great with apples and hot peppers, sliced fennel and sausage, caramelized onions and mushrooms, or sweet corn and prosciutto.
What is Mediterranean pizza made of?
The Mediterranean pizza with mozzarella and feta cheese or goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, and fresh basil is sure to impress.
Aside from the ingredients specified in this recipe, you can customize it with other topping ideas!
Here are some more ingredients to experiment with:
- Feta Cheese
- Red Pepper
- Green Pepper
- Sun-Dried Tomatoes
How can I make goat cheese taste better?
Any type of beet will work, or you can substitute chopped tomato or more watermelon. Adding juicy produce complements the goat cheese’s tangy flavor without making it runny or mushy.
Does Goat Cheese Melt Well?
When heated, goat cheese softens but does not melt like mozzarella or cheddar cheese. It softens (but does not puddle or flatten) nicely when heated but does not melt like cow cheese.
When used for pizza, you should anticipate it to remain in clumps. The cheese transforms into a beautiful, runny consistency with heated pasta.
What makes goat cheese spreadable?
You can make goat cheese soft and spreadable by mixing it with a spoonful or two of milk or cream. In seconds, the goat cheese will be soft enough to spread. Mash them together in a small bowl.
Is Goat Cheese Pasteurized?
Yes, the majority of goat cheese is pasteurized. Nearly all fresh (unaged, rindless) cheese in the United States is pasteurized, including mozzarella, fresh goat cheese/chèvre, ricotta, and feta. Also, 99 percent of soft, creamy, spreadable cheeses are pasteurized.
When shopping, it’s simple to check the labels to verify if it’s prepared from pasteurized milk. In a restaurant, you might also ask to be certain.
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