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Zucchini-Goat Cheese Pizza

Cheese pizza is a perennial veg favorite, but it often comes with a hefty calorie count. Here, goat cheese and thinly sliced veggies offer lighter alternatives to shredded mozzarella.


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2 Tbs. olive oil, divided
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8 oz. (½ pkg.) prepared refrigerated pizza dough
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1 3.5-oz. log goat cheese, thinly sliced or roughly chopped
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1 zucchini, peeled into thin strips
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1 small red bell pepper, cut into rings

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1 6-oz. can no-salt-added tomato paste
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2 Tbs. finely minced onion
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2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
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2 tsp. dried oregano
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2 tsp. olive oil
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½ tsp. red wine or red wine vinegar


1. To make Pizza: Preheat oven to 450°F. Brush large baking sheet or pizza pan with 1 Tbs. oil. Spread pizza dough in prepared pan.

2. To make Sauce: Stir together all ingredients with fork in small bowl.

3. Spread Sauce on dough. Top with half of goat cheese. Spread zucchini strips over goat cheese, 
top with bell pepper rings, then remaining goat cheese. Drizzle with remaining 1 Tbs. oil. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Cool 10 minutes, then cut into 6 slices.

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8 g
Total Fat: 
11 g
Saturated Fat: 
3 g
26 g
8 mg
285 mg
2 g
6 g
Makes 1 10-inch pizza

Comments on this Recipe

We eat pizza weekly and I make my own dough. This is a delicious combination that is not drenched in greasy cheese. Love it!

This is a great little pizza recipe. My boyfriend is still raving about it a couple days later. We are planning to repeat it next Friday night in fact. I may try my own pizza dough if I have enough time, but the recipe 'as is' is just great!

Made this last night – but subbed feta cheese for the goat cheese log (I couldn’t find this) and used a pre-made whole wheat crust. YUMMY!!! And so easy!

We loved it!

This was fantastic! I love goat cheese, and the meal was full of fiber that helped me feel full. This should be a must for anyone to try.

I made this for lunch today. I loved it! Next time I will try a wheat dough. I love these recipes and this magazine.

1My family LOVES this. Delicious blend of veggies and cheese, a real crowd pleaser!

My wife and I have made this recipe every week since it was published! We've even added Tofurky "Vegan" Italian Sausage for protein and it tastes like something you would get at a high end artesian pizzeria. WOW!

I don't like goat or feta cheese. I thought I would try a vegan cheese. Anyone done this yet with any luck? I want something that melts well. What did you use?

This is one of the best vegetarian pizzas we've tried.

This pizza is great! I make a similar version on whole wheat tortillas for single servings: http://sustainablediet.blogspot.com/2012/05/dining-alone-tortilla-pizzas.html

try this

Great pizza, combination of flavors is terrific.

Really great pizza. Cant wait to eat again!

make this tonite

I asked for vegan recipe. Vegan means no animal. This has goat cheese in it

All processed ingredients, from the artificial goats' cheese log to tomato paste and possibly the prepared pizza dough! These are all things that can be made at home!

always looking for a light pizza!

Sounds yummo

The zucchini is a fantastic idea! Another goat cheese pizza: http://glamorousbite.com/recipes/naan-pizza-figs-goat-cheese-balsamic-pinot-reduction/

Looks good

am vegan: so I just go to my favorite DALIAS Restaurant and have them make to order VEGAN pizza no cheese. YUM has veggies delight on it as my special request. and only $5 for large size.