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.

Enjoy!

caramelized onion kale goat cheese pizza

caramelized onion kale goat cheese pizza

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caramelized onion kale goat cheese pizza

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caramelized onion kale goat cheese pizza with balsamic drizzle

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 2 large pizzas, 16 slices

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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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48 comments

  1. Miryam,
    Each summer after I harvest my garlic crop, I save out the largest cloves and roast most of the rest. I store it in my freezer and use it all year long. It’s so easy and just melts into any dish!
    This pizza looks great–we enjoy our Friday Night Pizza Nights, and pizza is a great way to get the farm share veggies out of the box and into our bellies.
    Thanks!

  2. What a beautiful pizza, Miryam!

  3. That looks seriously good. I’m always looking for good ideas for homemade pizza.

  4. The best white pizza I have ever seen! I want one now.

  5. So, what do you do with the remaining 3 tsp of olive oil?
    It looks really great and cannot wait to try it!

  6. These look so amazing and I love the Cascadian Farm brand vegetables; they’re so delicious.

  7. This is what I get for typing too fast, what I meant to say is these pictures look so amazing! Beautiful – just want to eat through the computer screen!

  8. Hi – thanks so much for the recipe, it was delicious!! I grilled the pizza dough on both sides, then put the toppings on, then put back on grill to melt the cheese.

    One thing I wanted to mention – I used to buy Cascadian Farms all the time until I read the label. In small letters on the back it said “product of China”…I was so disappointed because I thought I was buying a USA organic product. I don’t believe they can monitor everything in China to insure it’s organic! Just food for thought….I try to buy from my local farmers.

    Thanks again!!

  9. Hey, Miryam! This pizza looks delicious, but I’m wondering if I can sautee jarred minced garlic in a pan until browned instead of roasting whole garlic heads? (We never have whole garlic on hand and prefer to take the easy way out.) Thanks in advance! (:

  10. I only have minced garlic, how much equals 5 heads?

  11. Sadly no flavor, no one would eat it.

  12. Fantastic recipe! I just mixed the ricotta with fresh chopped spinach and minced garlic. The pizza was awesome! Thanks for the great dinner idea :)

  13. If you plan to upgrade, I respectfully recommend that you take a writing class. There were a number of mistakes indicating that your writing needs to be refined. The mistakes are distracting.

  14. I mean really! I see no glaring errors in spelling, Kathleen. She is a nutritionist, not en English teacher. I do not find anything she wrote distracting and as for missing commas, I think that everyone when writing emails, etc. often misses those, but the message is still clear. The recipe itself is correct and that’s the main thing, so please save your disparaging remarks for someone who deserves them and if anything, you have detracted from her post by stating she needs to take a writing class. I suggest you take a class in etiquette – shame on you for slamming someone who is giving her time, education as a nutritionist and recipes to those of us who appreciate them!

    • Thanks so much for your support. I do try but grammar is not my strongest point :-) I really appreciate your concern. It means a lot to me. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you keep coming back for more!

    • I agree. As long as Miryam has the ingredients and quantities correct, that’s all we need.
      And I love this pizza. I have tried others (meh), this one is great! Thanks for sharing.

  15. I love white pie. However when I make it I mix the ricotta mozzarella and also parmesan reggiano together then add my garlic,spinach,etc. It also great with shrimp or almost any seafood.

  16. would love to know if you got app started. We are starting our healthy eating program(diet) tomorrow. My husband and both need to lose about 50lbs(really more). Cant wait to try this pizza this week. Please let me know about your app…thanks

  17. You say that a serving is 232g – how many slices does that come out to?  Thanks!

  18. Oh man this was good. The first time wasn’t enough – I had to make it twice purely out of luscious desire. The roasted garlic white sauce is simply to die for, but you *can* go one-up: a few thick slices of chorizo are just heavenly on this pizza, then top it with peppery fresh arugula before serving. AMAZING

  19. I make my roast garlic this way, use the roast garlic in any recipe, save the garlic oil for sauteeing, adding to vinaigrettes, anything you would use a flavored oil for
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Place 2 heads of garlic (unpeeled and broken into cloves or small pieces) in ramekin. Pour enough oil over to cover. Wrap ramekin in double thickness of foil. (or place in a small covered baking dish) 
    Bake until garlic is very tender, about 35 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer garlic and 1 tablespoon cooking oil to food processor. Add butter to processor; puree. Season with salt and pepper.

  20. Since it’s National Pizza Day, I hopped onto Pinterest to look at some pizza recipes and found this! OMG – it is DELICIOUS! Just made it for my fiance and myself and we are in love with it. Followed your directions to a T and everything turned out perfectly. I had never roasted garlic in the oven before so I was a little apprehensive but it turned out great. Thanks so much for this recipe – will definitely be making it again!!!

  21. Our favorite pizza is chicken pesto. Homemade pesto sauce. Mozzarella and Parmesan. Chicken if you wish. Or without. 

  22. Miryam, I am searching for a specific spinach pizza recipe that is everything your recipe is but with a top crust too! Have you ever had that pizza? The top crust would have a lot of olive oil and salt on it! We used to have an Italian pizza shop in town that made this delicious pizza, but when the owners passed away, the sons closed shop!

  23. Miryam,  Thank you for taking the time & effort to post this wonderful recipe!  I am gluten, onion & garlic intolerant (amongst other – Ugh – dietary issues).  I was able to adapt your recipe using lactose free cottage cheese, garlic infused oil, gluten free pizza crust by Schaar, and added some favorite “safe” toppings to the spinach (pineapple and Hormel Canadian bacon pizza slices).  Was looking for a tomato free pizza idea and this did it!

  24. I had been looking for a recipe just like this. Occasionally we go out for pizza and this is our favorite kind. I can’t wait to try it next week. Thank you so much!!!

  25. The pizza looks amazing! Really, I can’t wait to make it myself :) Question, did you made the whole wheat pizza dough? or did you bought from a store, if so what’s the name of the brand. Thanks :)

  26. I have always purchased white cheese pizza and now I can make it so thank you! You might consider a white cheese, fig, onion and top with arugula after cooking or white cheese and pear. Both are extremely tasty with the roasted garlic. 

  27. This might be a dumb question but how do you squueze out the liquid from the spinach?

  28. Can I use fresh spinach for this?! And if so how would I go about doing it?

  29. Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing

  30. I’m on portion control fix 21 diet and would like to know what is the portion for this diet? The pizza sounds so good that I would like to make it but don’t want to blow my diet. Thank you

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