caramelized onion kale goat cheese pizza with balsamic drizzle

I am totally in love with this caramelized onion kale goat cheese pizza with balsamic drizzle. Yesterday after coming back from the gym I wanted to eat something filling and different. This was it!

caramelized onion kale goat cheese pizza

Friday night is actually pizza night but this past Friday I was so busy I couldn’t find time to make pizza.  Yesterday it was the day though and before going to the gym in the morning I took the pizza dough out of the fridge and this is what I came up with when I arrived.

My husband liked this caramelized onion kale goat cheese pizza with balsamic drizzle so much I think he ate half of one pie. He said it was gourmet pizza so I will take it!

I kind of cheated a little bit with this pizza. I normally make my own pizza dough but ever since my local Trader Joe’s started carrying whole wheat pizza dough I have not bother making my own. If you can’t get your hands on store bought whole wheat pizza dough here is the recipe I used to make.

I also used stored bought balsamic cream. The balsamic cream I used is like none other. It is actually from my mom’s town in Spain-Moriles, which is very famous for their vinegars, extra-virgin olive oil and wines. Most of my family in Spain is what they actually do. They all have vineyards and have their wine and olive oil business. It is awesome each time I go because I am in culinary heaven.

Also, ever since I bought my pizza stones I have never turned back. I always make my pizza dough on these beauties and I think it makes a world of difference. The dough truly comes out fantastic and crunchy which is what we like.

I have seen similar pizza variations but always with arugula. You can use arugula if you like, the pizza will be as good. I think I am going to be making this pizza quite often.

I hope you like this caramelized onion kale goat cheese pizza with balsamic drizzle, we sure did so I hope you give it a go.


caramelized onion kale goat cheese pizza

caramelized onion kale goat cheese pizza

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caramelized onion kale goat cheese pizza


caramelized onion kale goat cheese pizza with balsamic drizzle

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 2 large pizzas, 16 slices

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 lbs part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 prepared whole wheat pizza dough, or store bought
  • 3 large onions, sliced
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 4 oz fresh baby kale
  • 11 oz goat cheese, crumbled
  • Red pepper flakes, optional

Balsamic cream


Preheat your oven to 425F.

On a cast iron skillet, or any other skillet of your choice, over medium to high heat place the onions and olive oil and cook stirring occasionally until the onions are caramelized. This will take about 5-7 minutes.

For the balsamic cream, place the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to a low flame and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until liquid reduces by about half. Set aside to let the cream cool and thicken.

On a flat surface, like your kitchen counter, place some whole wheat flour to prevent the dough from sticking. Roll out your pizza dough with a rolling pin.  Place the pizza dough onto the pizza stone making sure you reach the edges. You can also use a pizza baking sheet or a cookie sheet. Repeat this with the second pizza dough.

Place 1 lb of shredded cheese over each pizza followed by the caramelized onions and crumbled goat cheese.

Bake the pizzas in the preheated oven for 18-22 minutes. When baked, top the pizzas with the baby kale and drizzle the balsamic cream and pepper flakes. Serve immediately.

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  1. Hi Miryam,
    Thanks for the helpful emails. I need to ask what exactly is ‘goat cheese’ ? Is it like ricotta ?
    Also, I make a sandwich with soft cream cheese, sprouts and sweet chutney, delish !

  2. ps: Another sandwich that is made by a local restaurant, and I’ve made at home with the same delicious results is a grilled cheese using BRIE , with thinly sliced tart apples like granny smiths or crisps and a fig spread on the bread…so good

  3. This looks like a great sandwich, and the avocado has an amazing contribution.

  4. I love everything about this sandwich! You had me at avocado and goat cheese! We go through avocados like crazy in our house!

  5. What a great, healthy sandwich! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Such a perfect sandwich! GOAT CHEESE!!!!

  7. I love everything about this! Thank you for the heart health info!

  8. Your photos are gorgeous, as usual! Whenever I can get my hands on some good avocados, I start my day off with eggs and half of an avocado – my favorite. This sandwich has such a fantastic mix of flavors!

  9. you didn’t include the egg whites in the instructions…What do I do with them if I choose to use them?!?!?!?!

  10. What are you supposed to do with the egg whites? I didn’t see it in the directions. Thanks!

  11. Hi there! I was wondering if it would work ok with cold goat cheese. Is there any particular reason it needs to be at room temperature?

  12. The floor sandwich looks gorgeous! It’s like I can imagine the cheese and avocado taste melting in my mouth with one bite xD So tasty <3
    – Natalie Ellis

  13. As someone who struggles with weight, these sandwiches look so tasty, and are simple to make! Thank you for showing some tasty sandwich recipes, because I am someone who needs my food to be tasty before I would even consider eating it.

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