Roasted Garlic-Goat Cheese Pizza

This mozzarella and goat cheese pizza starts with a roasted garlic mash followed by basil vinaigrette. "It makes the garlic flavor sing," Gaby says.

Roasted Garlic-Goat Cheese Pizza
Photo: Matt Armendariz
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 1 bulb garlic

  • 4 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 lemon, zested

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • Homemade Pizza Dough (see recipe)

  • cup Basil Vinaigrette (see recipe)

  • 2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 4 ounce garlic-and-herb goat cheese, crumbled

  • Fresh basil leaves

Gaby's Thin Homemade Pizza Dough

  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon superfine 00 flour

  • 1 cup plus 5 teaspoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¾ teaspoon active dry yeast


  1. To make roasted garlic sauce: Preheat oven to 450°F. Trim top of garlic bulb to expose cloves. Place bulb on a piece of foil; drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Wrap foil around garlic and roast 40 minutes or until soft. Carefully pop garlic cloves into a bowl. Add 3 to 4 Tablespoons olive oil, lemon zest, and red pepper flakes. Mash with a fork.

  2. Increase oven to 500°F and place a pizza stone in the oven to heat up.

  3. Stretch each piece of dough using your hands, then lay each piece on a flat surface dusted with flour and roll out with a rolling pin. Sprinkle a pizza peel or rimless baking sheet with flour and place one dough on pizza peel.

  4. Spread roasted garlic sauce and Basil Vinaigrette over dough leaving an edge. Top with cheeses.

  5. Slide pizza off peel onto hot stone and bake 12 to 14 minutes or until dough is golden brown and cheese is melted. Repeat with second dough. Sprinkle both with basil, kosher salt, and additional red pepper flakes. Serves 4.

Gaby's Thin Homemade Pizza Dough

  1. In a large bowl, combine flours and 1 teaspoon fine sea salt. In a small bowl, stir together about 1 cup lukewarm water, 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, and the yeast. Pour into flour mixture. Knead with hands until just combined, 2 to 3 minutes, then let rest 15 minutes.

  2. Knead dough about 3 minutes or until smooth. Cut dough into two equal pieces and shape each into a ball. Place on a heavily floured surface, cover with dampened kitchen towel, and let rest and rise 3 to 4 hours at room temperature. (To make dough ahead, you can refrigerate it 8 to 24 hours.) Makes 1 pound dough.

Basil Vinaigrette

In a high-power blender, combine 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 roughly chopped shallot, 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar, 1 clove garlic, 1 tsp. kosher salt, and 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes. Blend 1 minute or until very smooth. Taste and season. Makes 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

539 Calories
25g Fat
56g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 539
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 1113mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 2.2mg 11%
Calcium 334mg 26%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Potassium 140mg 3%
Folate, total 100.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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