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Friday, July 29, 2011

What's For Dinner - Goat Cheese, Onion and Pancetta Pizza

Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion and Pancetta Pizza


  • Enough dough for two 10-12-inch pizzas (I used this recipe)
  • 4-6 oz pancetta
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 6-8 oz goat cheese, crumbled or coarsely chopped
  • 4-oz shredded mozzarella cheese (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 500F – with your baking stone on the oven rack, if you have one.
  2. Cut pancetta into small cubes. Fry pancetta in a skillet coated with a little bit of olive oil or vegetable oil over medium-high heat until pancetta is crispy, about 5-10 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent scorching
  3. Using a slotted spoon, scoop out the crispy pancetta and place on a paper-towel lined plate to drain.
  4. Add onions to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are golden brown and very tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Take enough dough for one pizza and place on a lightly floured surface. Flatten the dough into an 8-inch disk, then stretch the edges gently until the dough is 10-12-inches in diameter.
  6. Transfer pizza dough to a pizza stone or a baking sheet. Spread about 1/4 cup of marinara sauce very thinly over the crust. Top with half of the pancetta, half of the onions and half of the coarsely crumbled goat cheese. Sprinkle half of the shredded mozzarella over the pizza.
  7. Slide pizza into preheated oven and bake for 8-12 minutes, until crust is golden and cheese has melted.
  8. Serve pizza immediately. Repeat steps with remaining piece of dough.

I cooked ours on the grill - we preheated our gas grill for about 10 minutes, then cooked it on high for another 10 minutes or so (when the cheese was bubbly and the crust is crispy).  The grill is my favorite way to cook a pizza!  I also added diced red peppers for some extra flavor.

How does this recipe look to you?  Would you consider making it?

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