Friday, July 6, 2012

Homemade tomato, basil, and goat cheese pizza

Did I tell you how our herbs are growing like crazy? I've been trying out new recipes left and right that require me to use fresh herbs. I used a bunch of our basil the other day to make homemade pesto and froze it to use later. Well, that later happened and the first thing I made was this fabulous tomato and basil pizza with a pesto sauce.

Tomato, Basil, and Goat Cheese Pizza

pizza dough (I used whole wheat pizza dough from Trader Joe's)
2-3 tbsp pesto
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 plum tomato thinly sliced
8-10 fresh basil  leaves
goat cheese


Follow the directions on the pizza dough package on how to prep the dough.

On a lightly greased pan or pizza stone, spread out the prepared dough. Spread on the pesto.

Sprinkle on the mozzarella cheese. Add the toppings.
In order to slice the goat cheese without it crumbling, I use dental floss. I promise, it works!

Place in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until mozzarella cheese is melted and golden brown.


We had this beet and goat cheese salad on the side. Yes, I love goat cheese and if you don't like beets just take them out of the recipe.


Here's where I've shared this tasty recipe this week.


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Jasmine. Thank you so much! That's such an encouragement.

  2. Wow! This looks awesome. I love goat cheese and tomatoes are sooo good on pizza. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. That looks so good! I love basil and tomato together and the cheese is looking yummy too.

    * Stopping by from the Homemaker on a Dime Link party.