Tuesday, November 19, 2013

grilled heirloom tomato and goat cheese pizza

this is one of my favorites i used to make it all the time and think i am feeling the urge again! mike is not a fan... well he strongly dislikes tomatoes so usually recipes with tomatoes are skipped unless i make a smaller portion for myself. i suppose half tomatoes would work on this delicious twist to a healthier option for pizza! and bonus... its a five ingredient dish!

1 (13.8-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough cooking spray 
1 garlic clove, halved 
1 large heirloom tomato, seeded and chopped (about 10 ounces) 
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 
3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled herbed goat cheese 


1. prepare grill to medium heat. i use the pampered chef bbq pizza pan and you need to use a gas grill not charcoal if you want to grill it. you can modify this recipe and make it in the oven as the dough package calls for baking. although personal tip... bake in oven for a few minutes so crust gets a little crispy then add the toppings and bake for remaining time...helps to keep it from getting mushy or soggy when toppings are added

2. unroll dough onto a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray; pat dough into a 12 x 9-inch rectangle. (or use the pampered chef pizza grill pan) Lightly coat dough with cooking spray.

3. Place dough on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 1 minute or until lightly browned. Turn crust over. Rub with garlic; sprinkle with tomato and cheeses. Close grill lid; grill 3 minutes. Serve immediately

1 comment:

  1. add some diced chicken and chopped kalamata (or black) olives and the mix of flavors with the goat cheese is amazing.