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Goat Cheese Pizza With Caramelized Onions

This Goat Cheese Pizza with caramelized onions is a restaurant-quality meal you can make at home with ease! The crisp crust paired with creamy and tangy goat cheese and sweet caramelized onions is a match made in heaven made for sharing with friends and family.
Prep Time55 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Anjali Shah


Pizza Dough

Caramelized Onions

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red onions sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • 100 grams goat cheese crumbled
  • fresh thyme


Prepare the Pizza Dough

  • Prepare the pizza base by mixing together the water, honey, and yeast in a small mixing bowl, stir and set aside for 10 minutes to allow the yeast to start to foam.
  • In a separate mixing bowl whisk together the flour and salt. 
  • When the yeast mixture starts to foam, pour it into the flour mixture along with the oil. Stir to form a dough.
  • Remove the dough onto a floured work space or cutting board and knead for 2-3 minutes. Return the dough to the mixing bowl. Cover and rest the dough for 30-45 minutes to allow it to double in size.

Prepare Caramelized Onions

  • While the dough is resting, prepare the caramelized onions by heating the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onions for 2-3 minutes then reduce the heat, continue to stir as they cook for 10 minutes, adding a little water to stop them from sticking to the base of the skillet. Add the coconut sugar and balsamic vinegar and stir through.
  • When the onions have completely caramelized, remove from the heat, season with salt, and set aside to cool.

Assemble Pizza

  • Preheat the oven to 390F / 200C. If using a pizza stone, place it into the oven to heat.
  • When the dough has doubled in size, remove it from the bowl and spread the dough into a 12 inch round on a tray lined with baking paper or divide and roll into 2 smaller pizzas.
  • Top the pizza base with the caramelized onion, crumbled goat's cheese, and fresh thyme.
  • If using a pizza stone transfer the prepared pizza onto the pizza stone or cook the pizza as it is on the baking tray for 15-20 mins or until cooked.
  • Remove from the oven, cut into 8 even pieces.


  • Make sure the water is warm and not hot otherwise the yeast won't activate.
  • Ensure the dough is left in a warm place to rise.
  • Pizza dough can be prepared ahead of time and stored, covered in the fridge. Allow it to come to room temperature before using.
  • Pizza bases can be cooked and frozen for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g