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Zucchini Goat Cheese Pizza

Make zucchini goat cheese pizza with juicy tomatoes, garden zucchini, red onions, and melty, tangy goat cheese baked on a soft homemade crust. It’s an easy vegetarian pizza recipe that’s perfect for summer!

Overhead view of zucchini and goat cheese pizza cut into slices next to bowls of toppings.

Easy Goat Cheese Pizza With Zucchini

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden bursting with zucchini this season, this Zucchini Goat Cheese Pizza is the best way to use them up! It starts with the easiest homemade pizza dough you’ll ever make. The base then gets layered with juicy ripe tomatoes, fresh garden zucchini, and red onions, all sprinkled with tangy goat cheese that turns into pockets of melty goodness in the oven. This vegetarian pizza recipe is fresh, healthy, satisfying, and perfect for summertime.

Why You’ll Love This Goat Cheese Pizza

  • Fresh toppings. If summer were a pizza, it would be this pizza. Fresh zucchini, bright, juicy tomatoes, crispy onions, and goat cheese combine into something truly delicious.
  • Quick pizza crust. My favorite homemade pizza dough takes minutes to make, with no yeast and zero resting time. You’ll want to save the recipe for all your future pizzas!
  • Customizable. Pizzas are made for customizing. Change up the toppings and crust on your vegetarian zucchini pizza any way that you’d like.
  • Family-friendly. This pizza is a total crowd-pleaser. No one can resist the tangy, creamy, zesty flavors, not even a toddler! Your friends and family are sure to love it, too.
Close-up image of a pizza slice topped with goat cheese and zucchini.

What You’ll Need For Zucchini Goat Cheese Pizza

  • Pizza Dough: I use a variation of my no-yeast pizza dough made from flour, baking soda, salt, and butter. You can also make this recipe with a keto pizza crust, your favorite store-bought pizza crust, or even a flatbread pizza crust. Totally up to you.
  • Toppings: There are so many toppings that you can add to a goat cheese pizza. We love the simple combo of zucchini, onion, and tomatoes. See the section below for details.
The ingredients for zucchini goat cheese pizza.

Ingredients For Zucchini Goat Cheese Pizza?

  • Olive Oil and Garlic: Because EVOO and freshly minced garlic go on everything, amiright? 
  • Onion: I like the mild, sweet flavor of red onion on this pizza, but you can use any onion you have on hand.
  • Zucchini: You’ll need 2 medium-sized whole zucchini, sliced thin.
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Pizza Sauce: Use your favorite jarred pizza sauce from the store or homemade sauce.
  • Canned Tomatoes: Sprinkle on some stewed diced tomatoes for more flavor and sweetness.
  • Goat Cheese: I don’t know about you, but I always have goat cheese in the fridge to use in everything from stuffed chicken to salads. Also called chevre, it’s usually sold crumbled or in “logs” at the grocery store. Goat cheese has a sharp, tangy, salty flavor, though it’s not the same as feta.

How to Make Zucchini Goat Cheese Pizza

The difference between a good pizza and a great pizza comes down to great ingredients and a really great crust. Here, I’ll walk you through how to achieve both of these! This pizza comes together in under one hour.

Make the Pizza Dough

First, you’ll make a quick homemade pizza dough (you can find the full recipe in the recipe card). The crust turns out thick and soft and tastes a bit like a biscuit. And the best part? You can make this pizza dough in your food processor in under 5 minutes:

  1. Blend the dry ingredients. Add flour, baking soda, and salt to the food processor and pulse a couple of times.
  2. Add butter and milk. Toss in cubed butter and blend until you reach a crumbly mixture. After, stream in milk a little at a time, just enough to form the dough. It should be soft but not too sticky.
  3. Knead and shape the dough. Next, turn the dough out on a floured surface and knead it for a minute or so. Roll or press out the dough into a 10” round, and transfer the crust to a greased baking sheet. You’re ready to assemble your pizza!

Assemble and Bake the Pizza

With the crust ready to go, let’s assemble this goat cheese pizza:

  1. Saute the veggies. Pre-cooking the veggie toppings ensures that they turn out rich and caramelized in the oven. Add garlic, onion, and zucchini slices to a pan with olive oil. Season lightly and then saute the vegetables until softened.
  2. Assemble the pizza. Start by spreading pizza sauce in an even layer over the prepared crust. Top this with your drained canned tomatoes. Add the sauteed zucchini, onions, and garlic, and finally, sprinkle over crumbled goat cheese.
  3. Bake. Bake the pizza in the preheated oven at 425ºF for 20-25 minutes, until the crust is golden. Take it out, slice, and serve.
Baked zucchini goat cheese pizza placed on a baking sheet.

What Temperature Do You Bake a Homemade Pizza?

The secret to perfectly home-baked pizza is a hot oven, so get yours preheating to 425ºF. The high heat is needed to bake the dough quickly without overcooking or burning the toppings. If you happen to have a pizza oven or a pizza stone, go ahead and use it following the manufacturer’s directions. 

Overhead view of pizza topped with zucchini slices and goat cheese and surrounded by bowls filled with pizza toppings.

Tips for Success

  • Use a good-quality pizza dough. Store-bought pizza dough is always convenient, but I’m a sucker for homemade. It takes a little extra effort but the flavor and texture are just the best. Of course, it’s your pizza, so use what you like.
  • If the dough is a bit sticky, rub your hands with a little olive oil when rolling out the pizza crust.
  • Try not to overbake the pizza. Take your pizza out of the oven when the crust is golden brown. Overbaking can dry out the toppings and lead to a tough, crunchy crust.

Goat Cheese Pizza Variations

I love the simplicity of a red-sauce pizza, but there are plenty of ways that you can adapt this goat cheese pizza when it comes to toppings. Here are some variations to try:

  • Grill it. Follow the directions in my grilled pizza recipe to cook this goat cheese pizza on the grill. It’s seriously the best in the summer!
  • More toppings. Other toppings that pair nicely with goat cheese are spinach, avocado, bell peppers, roasted butternut squash, sweet corn, and even fresh figs. 
  • Protein. On its own, this zucchini goat cheese pizza is a great vegetarian dinner. If you’d like to add meat or protein, good options are prosciutto, pepperoni, or sausage. You might also like this bacon, goat cheese, and tomato pizza.
  • White pizza. Skip the tomato base and spread soft goat cheese over the pizza instead. Then top with the rest of the ingredients and bake as directed.
  • Different cheese. If goat cheese isn’t your thing, you can substitute it with feta cheese, mozzarella, or ricotta.
  • Herbs and greens. Sprinkle the top of your pizza with fresh chopped basil or arugula.
A hand lifts a slice from a zucchini goat cheese pizza.

What to Serve With Goat Cheese Pizza

This fresh goat cheese pizza is a meal on its own, or you can enjoy it with some easy sides. Here are some of our favorite ideas to serve with a hot-from-the-oven pizza:

Zucchini goat cheese pizza cut into slices.

Storing and Reheating Leftovers

  • Fridge. Store any leftover goat cheese pizza airtight in the fridge for up to 3 days. If you need to stack the slices, place a piece of parchment paper between layers. Leftover slices are delicious cold, but you can warm them up in the oven or in the microwave.
  • Freezer. Once your pizza is cooled completely, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, followed by a second layer of foil. Freeze it for 2 to 3 months and defrost the pizza in the fridge before reheating. Note that the texture of the veggies may change a bit after they’ve been frozen.

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Zucchini goat cheese pizza cut into slices.

Zucchini Goat Cheese Pizza

Katerina | Diethood
This zucchini goat cheese pizza is an easy vegetarian pizza recipe baked on a homemade crust and topped with ripe tomatoes, garden zucchini, red onions, and tangy goat cheese.
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Servings : 8 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


For the Pizza Dough
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into 4 cubes
  • ½ cup milk
For the Toppings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes, well drained
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese


For the Pizza Dough
  • Place flour, baking powder, and salt in a food processor and pulse 3 times (see recipe notes below if you're making your dough by hand).
  • Add butter and run the food processor until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Gradually add in the milk, just enough to form a soft dough. You may need to use less or slightly more than a 1/2 cup.
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Flour your work area and knead the dough for one minute. Roll it out and form a 10-inch round. Place the dough on the baking sheet and set aside.
For the Pizza
  • Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan and add garlic, onion, and zucchini. Season with salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally, and then remove from heat.
  • To assemble the pizza, spread the pizza sauce onto the dough. Add drained diced tomatoes. Top with the zucchini mixture, then sprinkle the goat cheese over the zucchini.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the pizza dough is golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let it rest for a few minutes before cutting and serving.


  • Dough: Homemade dough offers superior taste and texture, but you can also use store-bought pizza dough.
  • If the dough is sticky, use a bit of olive oil on your hands while handling it.
  • Don’t overbake; aim for a golden crust to preserve toppings and texture.
  • Toppings to try: Spinach, bell peppers, roasted squash, corn, or fresh figs.
  • Add meat like prosciutto, pepperoni, or sausage for extra protein.
  • For a white pizza variation, use soft goat cheese as the base.
  • Swap goat cheese with feta, mozzarella, or ricotta if preferred.
  • Finish with fresh basil or arugula for an herbal touch.
  • If you don’t have a food processor, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Rub in the butter with your hands until the mixture resembles a coarse meal, then gradually add the milk as directed, mixing to form a soft dough.


Calories: 292 kcal | Carbohydrates: 28 g | Protein: 10 g | Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 9 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0.2 g | Cholesterol: 30 mg | Sodium: 269 mg | Potassium: 302 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 618 IU | Vitamin C: 7 mg | Calcium: 118 mg | Iron: 2 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: goat cheese pizza, zucchini pizza
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45 comments on “Zucchini Goat Cheese Pizza”

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    We get most of our groceries at Target, though I do need to get some school supplies for my soon to be Kindergarten student!

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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    Stephen Chavez

    Your pizza looks and sounds absolutely delish! My first job was at Mickey D’s. I’d spend the gift card on an ice cream maker to enjoy for the rest of summer.

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

    My first job was being a lifeguard. I think if I worked at a pizza place I would be overweight.

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    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

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    Maria | Pink Patisserie

    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. 🙂

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    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.

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      Katerina Petrovska

      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.

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook

    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…

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    Emily @ Life on Food

    We just bought a house. I could tell you about a million things I need at target. Starting with yard tools, but I would totally sneak in some new dishes – ice cream bowls anyone?

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    Debra Elliott

    First, let me say I love Zucchini and this is now one of my favorite yummy in your tummy delish dishes.

    As for the gift card, I’d buy school supplies.

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

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    Julie Maxwell

    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

  14. 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. 🙂

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    Averie @Averie Cooks

    I made a sweet potato & goat cheese pizza with homemade whole wheat crust about 4-5 mos ago. Seeing this reminds me of it! Your pics are gorgeous!

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    Justin @ Marlows Kitchen

    Finally, something new and fresh to do with zucchini! I’m just about zucchinied out but this might revive me.

  17. 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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