Gourmet Goat Cheese Pizza: A Flavorful Upgrade for Your Pizza Night

Ready to take your pizza night to a whole new level? Look no further than this delicious Goat Cheese and Onion Pizza with a delightful raspberry balsamic drizzle. This gourmet pizza is the perfect choice when you’re craving something fancy but want to skip the takeout.

A Pizza That Delivers Perfect Flavor Combinations

Get ready for a taste sensation! Imagine the smooth and creamy goat cheese, paired with lightly caramelized onions, complemented by the sweet and tangy raspberry balsamic, and finished off with a fresh crunch of arugula. This gourmet pizza is a true masterpiece that you can whip up easily at home.

overhead shot of goat cheese and onion pizza on brown newsprint paper.

This is not your average pizza night. It’s an elevated experience, bringing the quality of a restaurant right to your kitchen. With its combination of flavorful ingredients like caramelized onions, goat cheese, Mozzarella cheese, arugula, and an easy homemade raspberry balsamic glaze, this pizza will impress your taste buds. Whether you’re enjoying it for a casual weeknight dinner or sharing it with friends on a girl’s night, don’t forget to pair it with a bottle of crisp white wine!

close shot of the goat cheese and onion pizza with raspberry balsamic on brown newsprint paper.

How to Make Goat Cheese and Onion Pizza

Let’s dive into the ingredients you’ll need for this gourmet delight:

Fresh pizza dough: Look for fresh pizza dough at your local grocery store or pizzeria. You can find it alongside packaged pizza doughs and cinnamon buns. For this recipe, a 15oz pizza dough ball will do the trick.

White onion, olive oil, salt, garlic powder: You’ll use olive oil for both caramelizing the onions and brushing the crust before baking. Sprinkle some salt and garlic powder on the crust to enhance its flavor.

Mozzarella cheese and goat cheese: Crumbled goat cheese works perfectly, or you can crumble a log of goat cheese yourself. If you prefer convenience, pre-crumbled goat cheese is a great time-saving option. If you use a log of goat cheese, pop it in the freezer for a few minutes to make it easier to work with.

Balsamic vinegar, raspberries, corn starch, water, sugar: These ingredients come together to create the delicious raspberry balsamic drizzle. Make a slurry by mixing corn starch with water to thicken the sauce into a glaze.

Arugula: Don’t forget to grab some fresh arugula to add a pop of green, making your pizza even more visually appealing.

overhead shot of the pizza ingredients: sliced white onions, Mozzarella cheese, olive oil, goat cheese, pizza dough, arugula, raspberries, sugar, and balsamic vinegar.

To make this pizza, you’ll need a few kitchen tools:

Pizza pan, pizza cutter: If you don’t have a round pizza pan, a rectangle baking sheet will work just as well.

Pot, pan, strainer: Use a strainer to remove the seeds and raspberry pieces, filtering out the raspberry balsamic.

Basting brush: Use a basting brush to spread olive oil on the crust. If you don’t have one, simply scrunch up some paper towel and dip it in the oil to dab the crust.

And that’s it! Nothing too complex or special. Now, do you have everything you need to create this fantastic goat cheese and onion pizza?

overhead shot of a small pot with balsamic vinegar, raspberries, and pouring in a teaspoon of sugar.

How to Stretch Pizza Dough

If you’re new to working with fresh pizza dough, here are some helpful tips on how to handle and stretch it to fit your pizza pan:

I’ll be honest, working with pizza dough can be a bit tricky at first. It tends to shrink back up when you try to press it out. However, with a little know-how, you can achieve a perfectly stretched dough:

Make sure the dough is at room temperature: This is crucial! Let the dough sit on the counter until it reaches room temperature. Cold dough will snap back when you try to stretch it, but room temperature dough is far more cooperative.

Treat the crust: Before baking, brush the exposed crust with olive oil, and sprinkle it with salt and garlic powder. This step ensures that your pizza crust is flavorful and not bland.

Prep your surface: Whether you use flour or oil, prepare the surface you’ll be working on to press out the dough. Flouring your counter is a popular method, but you can also use oil, as suggested by The Kitchn in their pizza dough tips.

Take to the air: Once the dough starts to take shape, lift it off the counter. Gently place it over your fists and use them to work the dough into a circular shape. This stretching technique, demonstrated in a pizza tutorial video on YouTube, can help you achieve the desired size and shape for your pizza.

overhead shot of the finished pizza topped with arugula and raspberry balsamic vinegar.

More Inspired Dinner Recipes

If you’re looking for additional easy and scrumptious dinner recipes, I’ve got you covered. Check out these mouthwatering options to add to your weekly dinner menu:

  • Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Pizza: Create a smooth roasted red pepper sauce for a quick and unique pizza dinner.

  • Easy Pesto Pizza: Love pesto? Spread it on a pizza for a burst of flavor.

  • Chicken Piccata Meatballs: Try lemony meatballs that capture all the flavors of chicken piccata.

  • Chicken Parm Meatball: Enjoy all the delightful flavors of chicken parm in a meatball.

  • Greek Chicken Meatball: Lighten things up with a feta and lemon-infused Greek chicken meatball.

  • Cajun Seasoned Mac and Cheese: Add some spice to your life with this flavorful mac and cheese dish.

  • Enchilada Tacos: Try these easy-to-make tasty tacos with irresistible enchilada flavors.

  • Sazon Chicken: Indulge in bone-in chicken thighs infused with the rich flavors of sazon and a homemade marinade. This one-pan dinner is a personal favorite!

a slice of the goat cheese and onion pizza on brown newsprint paper with crushed raspberries.

BDK Restaurant wants to help you elevate your pizza game. With this delightfully gourmet Goat Cheese and Onion Pizza, you can bring a touch of elegance to your next pizza night. Try this recipe and enjoy the perfect balance of flavors.

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