Caramelized Onion Kale Goat Cheese Pizza With Balsamic Drizzle
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!
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 kind of cheated a little bit with this pizza. I normally make my own pizza dough but I did not bother making my own. If you can’t get your hands on store bought whole wheat pizza dough below is the recipe I used to make. I also used stored bought balsamic cream.
Dough for two pies:
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 tablespoon unrefined sugar
1 3/4 cups lukewarm water
1/2 teaspoon gluten, you can omit it if you don’t have it
4 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 teaspoon celtic salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
Dry spices such as oregano, basil and rosemary
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.
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
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp unrefined sugar
Preheat your oven to 425F (Depends on your oven).
On a cast iron skillet, or any other skilled of your choice, over medium to high heat place the onions and olive oil and cook stirring occasionally until the onion 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.