Zucchini Goat Cheese Pizza + Giveaway


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Flavorful, soft, homemade pizza topped with tomatoes, zucchini, red onions, and goat cheese.

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Hey you! What’s going on? Hope your weekend is going well.

I’m super good. Just wondering why I’m not chillin’ with a slice of this amazing Zucchini Goat Cheese Pizza!

Tell me , do you remember your first job?

I do! It was at a popular pizza chain restaurant. It rhymes with Tizza Nut.

I was so excited about this job. I was going to eat pizza all day and I was going to make money doing it! Could not wait to start. Except, I should have waited to start sometime around NEVER.

When I arrived for my first day, the manager greeted me at the door, welcomed me in, gave me an apron and we headed back to the ovens-area. At this point he started telling me about how they make the pizzas, how many minutes they stay in the oven, how I have to make each pizza the same, bla bla bla bla…

…this is when I realized that I was not going to last here a long time.

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In all honesty, I thought I was just going to give customers their pizza, then come lunch time I was going to eat a slice…or five. HA! Come to find out, they make the employees pay for the pizza that they just made! OH… um… what?!

Anyhoo. I grabbed that long pizza stick thingamajig and began to do my job. Moments later I was so sweaty, I could NOT stand myself. Eeeew! I remember it like it was yesterday. It was 1000-degrees in that kitchen. My cheeks were red, my hair was nappy… I just wanted to leave.

Around lunch time the manager came to tell me to go ahead and take my break. THANK GOD! I went to my car, turned it on and off I went. I lasted all of 2 hours at my very first job. 😀

What does this story have to do with this pizza recipe? Well. Maybe if I was making this particular pizza, I would have stuck around longer. NOT!

But, seriously, this pizza is smokin’! Figuratively, of course.

The pizza dough is quite amazing. It’s thick, soft, and tastes a bit like a biscuit. And I personally love the toppings.

Also, it’s totally toddler friendly. My 1-year old inhaled an entire slice. Zucchini and all! I was shocked. It took me 23 years to start eating zucchini.

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If your garden is like mine and there is zucchini coming out of its ears, this pizza will help you use up at least two.

And while you are here, you should also go ahead and enter to win a $100 gift card to Target!

Have a great Sunday!

ENJOY!

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Zucchini Goat Cheese Pizza + Giveaway
 
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Flavorful, soft, homemade pizza topped with tomatoes, zucchini, red onions, and goat cheese.
Serves: Serves 4 to 6
Ingredients
For the Pizza Dough
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into 4 cubes
  • ½ cup milk
For the Toppings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 whole zucchini, sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 can (15-ounces) stewed, diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese
Instructions
For the Dough
  1. Place flour, baking powder, and salt in food processor and pulse 3 times.
  2. Add butter and run the food processor until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. If you don't have a food processor, whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a medium-size bowl.
  4. Rub in butter with your hands until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  5. Gradually add in milk just enough to form a soft dough. You may need to use less or slightly more than a ½-cup.
  6. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside.
  7. Flour your work area and knead the dough for a minute.
  8. Roll it out and form a 10-inch round.
  9. Place dough on prepared pan; set aside.
  10. Preheat oven to 425.
  11. Heat olive oil in a pan and add garlic, onion, and zucchini.
  12. Season with salt and pepper.
  13. Cook for a few minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally.
  14. Remove from heat.
  15. Spread pizza sauce on dough.
  16. Add drained diced tomatoes.
  17. Top with zucchini mixture.
  18. Sprinkle the goat cheese over zucchini.
  19. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until pizza dough is golden brown.
  20. Cut and serve.

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Comments

  1. says

    If I won, I would get some “back to school” supplies for the kids. It’s perfect timing. :) Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  2. Dorothy Teel says

    Target has a lot of fun things to pick from I would probably buy something for my kitchen new serving dishes, glasses, storage canisters, I would have no trouble spending it for me at Target.

  3. says

    Thanks for sharing your first job experience, Kate! Hahaha! My first job was when I was in high school, working part time for a food and wine importer…on the wine side. So much fun! Loved the PR at trade shows and when we went to visit (party!) with our clients in their bars and restaurants on Friday evenings after work. The chefs were the biggest partiers and the most jovial! (Probably because, like you, they had a chance to stop toiling and get out of the hot kitchens!) Oh, my garsh…I always forget to enter your giveaways. I will try to remember today. Thanks for offering! I’d probably spend the money on food props. Meanwhile, pinning this FABULOUS pizza with easy crust recipe to all group boards applicable! xoxo

  4. says

    Love the idea of zucchini on pizza. Any way to use up those lovely zucc’s is a good way to me! This looks particularly tasty.. I’d love to buy some new photo props and maybe some chocolate. Yeah, definitely chocolate. :)

  5. says

    Kate,
    Great photos of your pizza–I find it impossible to take a decent pizza photo every Friday night, and here you’ve gone and made gorgeous ones.
    My first job was at a Baskin Robbins, and I’ll let the rest of you go for the gift card.

    • says

      Thanks, Kirsten! I have to admit that I probably took over 100 shots before I chose these three… it’s hard to photograph pizza especially when you don’t have the fancy lens.

  6. says

    I love new ingredients on pizza, and you inspired me to give it a try with zucchini and goat cheese. My first job was at a convenience store (more like a mini supermarket here in Japan, not like American convenience store). I forgot about it until you mentioned about the first job. :) This pizza looks so good! I want to eat it right away…

  7. Angela Ke says

    Target offers so many wonderful products. I would probably spend $100 on lawn and garden or home accessories.
    Thanks

  8. Julie Maxwell says

    I was so busy this week I didn’t have time to check my garden and yesterday I found a large zuchinni that had hatched! It would be great for a pizza! Thanks for the recipe! OOOhh Target gift certficate—my grankids start school soon! Julie Maxwell

  9. says

    I am totally digging this pizza crust since it does not have yeast. Love the toppings too…. I don’t work with a lot of goat cheese… but it makes me want to run out and buy it now. :)

  10. says

    A friend has been posting yeast-free pizza dough recipes for a while now and like this one, I’ve been so tempted to make one. As soon as there’s an empty slot in my meal schedule. :)

    I still don’t eat zucchini and I’m 57.

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