Sundried Tomato and Zucchini Pizza with Goat Cheese #SundaySupper

Pizza-from-Above

We eat takeout pizza all the time (too often, to be honest) but it’s been practically forever since I’ve made one at home. I don’t know why I don’t make them myself more often – they’re so easy and are ready to eat in just about the same time that it would take delivery to get to the house anyway. Plus it’s so much fun to come up with different topping ideas!

For this pizza, I really wanted to do something with sundried tomatoes and goat cheese. I added red onion, which is one of our favorite pizza toppings, zucchini to add some freshness, and a garlicky, lemony oil to keep the flavors nice and bright. It ended up having a great balance of fresh and earthy flavors that made it perfect for early Spring.

Pizza-Sliced-Graphic

Pizza dough can be difficult to work with, but it’s much easier to handle if you let it come to room temperature before you ty to shape it. I also find that it’s easier to make two small pizzas instead of one big one. Stretching the dough super thin and cooking it at a high temperature results in an amazingly light and chewy crust that’s slightly charred on the edges. So much better than delivery!

Pizza-on-Board

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Sundried Tomato and Zucchini Pizza with Goat Cheese #SundaySupper
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 10 ounces pizza dough
  • 10 sundried tomato halves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 zucchini, very thinly sliced
  • ¼ red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces soft goat cheese (chevre), crumbled
  • 2 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • crushed red pepper flakes
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 500ºF. If you have a pizza stone, put it on the bottom rack of your oven. Bring the pizza dough to room temperature.
  2. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add the sundried tomatoes. Let sit for 10 minutes, or until the tomatoes are soft and plump. Drain and chop the tomatoes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice.
  4. Divide the dough into two portions; shape each portion into a round about ¼ inch thick. Brush with the garlic oil. Scatter half the tomatoes over each dough portion. Top with a single layer of zucchini slices, then with red onion. Scatter the cheeses over the top and sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
  5. Carefully transfer the pizzas to the preheated pizza stone or to a heavy duty baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the edges of the dough are puffed and charred. Serve with additional red pepper flakes.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 450 Fat: 30.3 Carbohydrates: 35.4 Fiber: 3.6 Protein: 10.2

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Comments

  1. Oh yummm! I love pizza and it is one of the meatless meal options I prefer! Yours sounds really good: I LOVE goat’s cheese!

  2. You had me at goat cheese – this sounds delicious!

  3. OMG!!!! Your pizza is perfect for me! I love everything about and especially the goat cheese on top!

  4. Homemade is almost always better, Lauren, particularly when I remember to put the pizza stone in the oven to heat up. I love your flavors, especially the addition of the garlicky lemony oil. I need to try that!

  5. Your flavored oil is going to rock this dish! I can smell it from here!

  6. I’ve been experimenting with polenta crusts for a gluten free pizza and I think these toppings would pair so nicely with the flavor of the polenta!

  7. I had to come over to say how gorgeous this is, I don’t like meat on my pizza so this has me written all over it!! YUM!!!

  8. I hear ya on ordering pizza too much…not my favorite, but with one kiddo still at home, it makes an easy dinner option. But I’d much rather have your sun-dried tomato and zucchini version! It looks divine!!!

  9. I always use goat cheese when I make homemade pizza. It’s the best…I love all of the other ingredients you used too. Next time we have pizza night at my house, I’ll be using this as my inspiration!

  10. I love homemade pizza & the addition on goat cheese looks extra yummy!

  11. I love veggie pizza. I will have to make this one night and make on with meat for my guy. That is perfect because I wouldn’t want to share!

  12. I love a good meatless pizza, and this one looks delish! What a fun theme we had this week for #SundaySupper. My pescetarian daughter picked this as one of the recipes she wants to try soon! HUGS

  13. What a great combination, love these flavors!

  14. Pizza oh yeah! What a great meatless meal!

  15. I think we’re all guilty of ordering pizza. . especially on week nights when we’re tired and have been running around all day. . but you’re right. Homemade pizza is so much better and you can customize the toppings! I LOVE a good veggie pizza. . yummm!!! Pinning this!

  16. I love your fun toppings! I’ve been eating a lot more takeout pizza in general than ever before and my body is probably crying over it…time to break out the homemade dough and stuff it with veggies like these!

  17. What a fantastic pizza! I love the flavors, and I completely agree – dough is so much easier to work with at room temp, and I always divide the dough into smaller pizzas. Soooo much easier :-) I’ve had some disasters on the way to the oven….

  18. Yum! I love all your toppings!

  19. Hi! Following the post from Enjoying yummy Recipes, I am a total sucker for pizza!

  20. Oh goodness. Goat cheese is one of my impulse foods. As in, I can’t stop eating it ’til it’s gone! This pizza looks divine!

  21. Lauren,
    This pizza looks divine. I find it faster to make pizza at home than get delivery–my spouse timed me once, when we were hungry and he was debating ordering, and my homemade pizza was in the oven, minutes away from being done, at the time the delivery place would have dropped off our food. And of course my homemade pizza was better, if I do say so myself!

  22. This and a glass of wine is a perfect meal for me. Bravo!!

  23. We love making homemade pizza and I’m always looking for new meatless ideas. Love this one!

  24. Wowee!! I could eat all of that myself

  25. Hubby and I were talking about this the other day. When we were living in the US we hardly ever got take away pizza and always made it at home. Since moving here for some reason we have made it only once or twice but gotten take out pizza way more times then I care to admit. I love that you made this with goats cheese. Really need to make some pizza now.

  26. Love Zuchini and Goat’s cheese and this pizza is calling my name :) Lovely flavors and gorgeous pics!

  27. Love. This is totally my style of cooking. I need to make pizza more often at home as well. It’s such a great weeknight meal and definitely better than ordering out (which we are prone to do).

  28. We have a wonderful goat farm in my area that makes prize winning goat cheese. Plus organic
    farms who bring their wares to one of our two farmer’s markets. You can see where I am going with this——-and it’s a lovely place. Laughing. The pizza is a great example of the joy of simple, so that
    you can more deeply savor the individual flavors.

  29. This pizza looks awesome! We fall into that rut too–ordering pizza from the local place even though it’s super easy to make at home, and it always tastes so much better. Heck, we even keep a pizza stone and peel handy … time to start using them more!

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