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Pesto Goat Cheese Pizza

Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza

This pesto goat cheese pizza is the perfect summer pizza. Use store-bought pesto or make your own and enjoy all the flavors of summer on your pizza!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 48 minutes
Author Janssen Bradshaw


  • One pizza crust dough
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes halved
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 3 ounces goat cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 1 chicken breast cooked and shredded or sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup ½ ounce freshly grated parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a small baking sheet or pan with foil. Slice the tomatoes in half lengthwise, pace on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in oven for about 40 minutes, or until they're getting shriveled and the edges are turning a little dark.

  2. Increase oven heat to 500 degrees.
  3. Roll out the pizza dough and mix goat cheese and pesto together. Spread over the pizza crust. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the top. Scatter the roasted tomatoes and chicken over the cheese then sprinkle the Parmesan on top.

  4. Carefully place pizza on pizza stone and cook for 8 minutes.
  5. Remove and let sit for about 3-5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe Notes

(adapted from The Way the Cookie Crumbles)