Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Pizza

With the start of the new year, one of my goals was to plan meals for the week ahead of time to save money and also ensure I have ingredients on hand for healthy meals. It’s been going well so far, and one favorite dinner was a pizza I made last week. I had intended to make homemade whole wheat pizza dough, but sort of forgot/ran out of time (you know how it goes). Instead, I went to Trader Joe’s and picked up a bag of premade dough for under $2. They have whole wheat, regular, and some kind of herb flavor (better for bread probably) in the refrigerated section near the produce and other prepared foods. It tasted great and is a steal for that price.

I topped it with goat cheese, mushrooms and caramelized onions and had dinner ready in an hour or so. I made a simple winter salad with blood oranges and a blood orange vinaigrette (recipe coming next week), which was a light and refreshing side to the pizza.

What are your favorite homemade pizza toppings?


Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Pizza

  • 1 package of Trader Joe’s pizza dough or homemade dough (Smitten Kitchen has a simple recipe)
  • 2-4 T olive oil, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and sliced
  • 8 oz. crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 oz. goat cheese

Follow package directions (TJ’s dough says to leave it out for 20 minutes before rolling) or recipe.

Caramelize the onions in olive oil (Simply Recipes has a great how-to guide here). Once caramelized, add in the mushrooms and sautee until cooked through.

Preheat oven to 450°F. Roll out pizza dough to desired thickness and place on a lined or oiled baking sheet. Brush with remaining olive oil, then top with caramelized onions, mushrooms and goat cheese. Bake for the specified time from the dough package or recipe (usually till the bottom is golden brown).

10 Comments on Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Pizza

  1. mj@cardamomhills
    January 29, 2011 at 12:46 am (11 years ago)


    I totally love this combination! just one thing, I see you have used readymade pizza dough but what flour is this dough that its brown in color? whole wheat flour?

  2. Medeja
    January 29, 2011 at 3:55 am (11 years ago)

    This is interesting pizza, something not so common, I really like that cheese and caramelized onions 🙂

  3. Monet
    January 29, 2011 at 7:33 am (11 years ago)

    What a simple and delicious meal. I love mushrooms, goat cheese and onions (truly…these are my favorite!) so I think that this pizza would be perfect. Thank you for sharing your recipe with me. I hope you have a Saturday full of relaxation and laughter! We all need it!
    Monet recently posted Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

  4. tasia
    January 29, 2011 at 11:05 am (11 years ago)

    onions, mushroom, GOAT CHEESE. delicious.

  5. Hester aka The Chef Doc
    January 29, 2011 at 7:47 pm (11 years ago)

    I honestly didn’t know about TJ’s pizza dough till two weeks ago! And it’s awesome stuff! We had the herb garlic one. Mmm mmm mmm! I’m so glad I bumped into your recipe! It’s got EVERYTHING that I love in this world!!!!

  6. Stephanie
    January 30, 2011 at 9:24 pm (11 years ago)

    Thanks everyone! I love this combination of toppings. Creamy, somewhat tart goat cheese, a little hint of sweet from caramelized onions, and meaty mushrooms. Yum…

    MJ – yes, it’s whole wheat dough from Trader Joe’s.

  7. Tiffany
    January 31, 2011 at 7:57 am (11 years ago)

    Oh my goodness this looks good! I love whole wheat pizza dough, and I love goat cheese and mushrooms. Yes, which means I def. plan to make this pizza soon!
    Tiffany recently posted It’s All About the Basil Vinaigrette Salad

  8. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
    January 31, 2011 at 10:22 am (11 years ago)

    Oh wow, Stephanie, this looks so flavorful and delicious. Thanks so much for sharing! You have a beautiful blog, and I’m so glad to have found you.


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