Beet & Goat Cheese Pizza

Beet & Goat Cheese Pizza

My personal favourite pizza during the fall and winter seasons! This “beet-za” is easily a crowd-pleaser that cannot be beaten. Beet pesto base sauce, fresh basil, with goat cheese and shredded mozzarella on top. Talk about cheese galore!

Beets: You can’t “beet” this delicious spin on an all-time favourite! Beets are a versatile ingredient that you can use in both sweet and salty recipes, and they bring the most beautiful, bright pink colour to your food. 

Beetroots are a great source of Vitamin C and potassium. You can bake, boil, steam or eat them raw. Incorporate them in salads, sandwiches, pizza dough, or just like this recipe, base sauce for pizza! This works as a great alternative to the classic basil pesto sauce. Similar ingredients, but with beets.

Basil: Basil is an excellent source of vitamin K, manganese, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C. You will need fresh basil instead of dried basil for this recipe. Fresh basil adds a rich, nutty, and bright, flavour to your pizza.

Beets, goat cheese and basil are THE best combinations of flavours! The earthy flavour from beets pairs best with bright, fresh flavours like basil. Top that with a slightly tangy flavour and luxuriously creamy texture from the goat cheese and you’re in heaven.

Beet & Goat Cheese Pizza

Using a few simple ingredients, this Beet & Goat Cheese Pizza is so easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious. I promise you'll love it!
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 12-inch pizzas

Ingredients
  

Beet Pesto Sauce

  • 4 small beets or 2 large beets
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed, minced
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Pizza Toppings

  • 2 pkgs fresh basil
  • goat cheese
  • mozzarella cheese grated
  • 4 store-bought, 12-inch, thick pizza crust

Instructions
 

How to Make Beet Pesto Sauce

  • Boil 1 litre of water in a kettle. Add pre-boiled water to pot, covering beets (keep the skin on the beets)
  • Bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 45 minutes (covered) or until beets are fork tender
  • Place cooked beets in ice-cold water for 5 minutes
  • Once cooled and easy to handle, peel the skin off the beets with your hands. They should easily slide off with your finger
  • Coarsely chop cooked beets
  • Add beets and remaining beet pesto ingredients to a food processor or high-powered blender and blend until smooth (consistency should be similar to pesto sauce)
  • Set sauce aside

How to Assemble Your Pizza

  • Using a spatula, spread 3/4 cup of beet pesto evenly over the pizza, leaving a 1/2-inch border all the way around
  • Break fresh basil leaves into tiny pieces and evenly lay them over the pizza
  • Sprinkle grated mozzerella cheese on top, covering the entire pizza
  • Sprinkle chunks of goat cheese over top

Option 1: Broil on High for Charred Crust

  • For a charred but soft crust, lay pizzas on top rack and broil on high for 4 minutes (*set a timer and stay near*). The pizza should be directly underneath the flames
  • The pizzas will charr very quickly so turn the pizzas after 2 minutes so it's evenly charred and the cheese is completely melted
  • Remove from oven and place on cooling rack
  • Serve immediately

Option 2: Bake for Crispy Crust

  • For a more crispy crust, bake pizzas at 375F for 20 minutes
  • Remove from oven and place on the cooling rack
  • Serve Immediately

Option 3: Broil on Low for Soft Crust and Perfectly Melted Cheese

  • Broil on low for 5 minutes
  • Remove from oven and place on the cooling rack

Notes

If you prefer to make your own pizza crust, you can do so. 
You can also use Naan bread as your pizza crust. This recipe makes about 6-8 small pizzas using Naan bread. They’re great for individual-sized pizzas. 
 
Keyword beet, beetpizza, easypizza, pizzarecipe

Mmm, mmm, mmm… soooo good!   

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