Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza

Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza

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My name is Garima Vir. I am a  lawyer, dog mom, wife and home cook.

I have a passion for food and love to try new dishes when I go out and at home.

I love being creative and trying new things but also enjoy making things that are easy and quick.

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Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza
Homemade pizza dough topped with pesto, crumbled goat cheese, shredded mozzarella and cherry tomatoes.

Delicious homemade pizza dough topped with pesto, goat cheese, shredded mozzarella, and cherry tomatoes. This topping is perfect for a Sunday dinner or as a fun appetizer. It is a salty and creamy combination that will make your tastebuds sing. The freshness from the tomatoes add some nice acid and texture.

How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough:

The homemade pizza dough is simple and easy to make with the help of a stand mixture, all-purpose flour, salt, yeast, water, and olive oil. Activate the yeast. Pour all the ingredients into the stand mixer with the dough hook. Set aside covered. Punch down and portion. Set out and Bake!

An Ode to Friendship:

NYU Kimmel White Pizza inspired this recipe creation. It was my favorite pizza to get in college from the dining hall at the Kimmel Center. A thin crust pizza topped with pesto, goat cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, and fresh tomatoes. It was creamy and delicious. God bless 20-year-old metabolism.

I have such great memories of college and specifically Kimmel Student Center where I spent a lot of time with my Florence crew, sorority sisters, and student government friends. One of the positive sides of COVID/Lockdown/PAUSE etc. has been connecting with my college friends. We have group calls, virtual chapter meetings, and play games.

These calls lift my spirits, keep me sane, and make me feel connected to the outside world. It generally involved a glass of wine (or three). We learn about the restrictions in different places but how they affect other people’s lives in different ways. We learn about each other’s struggles and empathize with each other’s circumstances.

Everyone is in a different place (country, city, suburbs, rural); circumstance (alone, parents, spouse, children); environment (house, apartment); and, work status (WFH, unemployed, furloughed, retired). Each bringing with it different challenges and benefits. And while so many things about our lives can be different, COVID/Lockdown/PAUSE has shown us how similar we all are as well.

We are all struggling in this new normal. We are all scared, anxious, confused, and overwhelmed. There are ups and downs and sometimes (some of us) cry.

But we are hopeful. We are confident with the knowledge that this will end. Certain, we will make memories together in the future. Attend each others’ milestones and celebrations. And take solace in the fact that good friends and good wine are always a winning combination.

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Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza

Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza

  • Author: hungrygirlinqueens
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pizza 1x
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian


Delicious homemade pizza dough topped with pesto, crumbled goat cheese, shredded mozzarella, and fresh cherry tomatoes. Packed with flavor and fun!



  • 1/2 homemade pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 2 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 ounces shredded mozerella cheese
  •  1/3 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in haf


  1. Make homemade pizza dough.
  2. Spread pesto onto spread out pizza dough.
  3. Crumble goat cheese  evenly over the pesto.
  4. Sprinkle shredded mozerella on top of goat cheese.
  5. Sprinkle halfed cherry tomatoes on top of cheese.
  6. Bake in the oven 10-15 minutes at 475 degrees.

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