Gluten-Free Beet Pesto Pizza with Kale and Goat Cheese is a nutrient-dense healthier pizza recipe, packed with vitamins and flavor! This colorful superfood pizza is packed with antioxidants!
I’m just chuffed to bits over this piece of exciting news I have for you!
My second cookbook, Let Them Eat Kale!,
will be released in one month has been published! It feels like yesterday that Delicious Probiotic Drinks hit the shelf, and come July 1, 2014 book #2 will join it.
Every fiber (get it? fiber?) of your mind, body, and soul will feast upon all the kale.
Your Vitamin K tank? Full. Antioxidants? Antioxidized.
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Now that you have the progress report (and my cookbook in transit), we can discuss pizza pie.
Heavens-ta-Betsy, this pizza. It will slap you silly.
This pizza has components. Let’s talk about them.
The goat cheese. Have you ever eaten baked goat cheese?
Something magical – nay, fantastical – happens to goat cheese in the oven.
It gets an outer layer of crisp and becomes bombastic on the inside. There are no words to describe the magnanimity that is baked goat cheese. Baked goat cheese should happen in abundance, and it should happen on your pizza.
This is how you make dreams come true.
How to Make Beet Pesto Pizza:
Prepare the beet pesto and the pizza dough.
Make the Roasted Beet Pesto recipe I posted a while back or you can use the beet pesto from my 4 Ways to Make Pesto Without Basil post at Oh My Veggies.
Preheat the oven to 415 degrees F.
Dust gluten-free flour (or cornmeal) on a baking sheet and press or roll the dough to desired thickness.
Bake the dough for 5 to 7 minutes with no toppings.
Remove the crust from the oven and spread the beet pesto over it.
Add the kale leaves, followed by the goat cheese and mozzarella. Note: the kale will cook down in the oven.
Bake pizza for 20 to 25 minutes or to desired crisp.
Allow pizza to cool 5 minutes before serving.
You can prepare your favorite pizza crust to be the caravan of this superfood pizza. Whip up an Almond Flour Pizza Crust , Cauliflower Pizza Crust , or even a Kale Pizza Crust.
I use Bob’s Red Mill’s Gluten-Free Pizza Crust mix that I have lost the capability of making pizza dough from scratch.
If you’ve tried making gluten-free pizza dough by your own hand, you already know it can be a real son of a beehive.
You pick your battles in life, and finding the optimal starch-to-gluten-free-flour-to-leavening-agent-ratio is not a battle I choose. On account of my blood pressure. And convenience.
The mix makes enough dough for two 12-inch pizzas, so I made this pizza immediately following the Asparagus and Pancetta Pesto Pizza I showed you a while back. Eating the two pizzas in a 48-hour period made for an all out pleasure cruise.
Put this bombastic pizza in your face trap!
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Beet Pesto Pizza with Kale and Goat Cheese
Gluten-Free Beet Pesto Pizza with Kale and Goat Cheese is a vibrant, superfood pizza recipe!
- 1 lb gluten-free pizza dough
- 1 cup beet pesto
- 2 cups kale leaves, thinly sliced*
- 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
- 2 ounces goat cheese
- Prepare the beet pesto and the pizza dough.
- Preheat the oven to 415 degrees F.
- Dust gluten-free flour (or cornmeal) on a baking sheet and press or roll the dough to desired thickness.
- Bake the dough for 5 to 7 minutes with no toppings.
- Remove the crust from the oven and spread the beet pesto over it. Add the kale leaves, followed by the goat cheese and mozzarella. Note: the kale will cook down in the oven.
- Bake pizza for 20 to 25 minutes or to desired crisp.
- Allow pizza to cool 5 minutes before serving.
*I used lacinato (dino) kale
Nutrition InformationYield 8 slice Serving Size 1 slice of 8
Amount Per Serving Calories 259Total Fat 15gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 39gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 10g
Wednesday 18th of November 2020
Hi Theresa, you’ll have enough beet pesto for the pizza (and will likely have some leftover), if you follow the recipe as is 🙂 Let me know how you like the pesto and the pizza!
Wednesday 18th of November 2020
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Thursday 5th of November 2020
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Thursday 15th of October 2020
I love pizza and this article is really great guide to make the tasty pizza. Love this article and reading. Thank you for sharing it.
Saturday 17th of October 2020
My pleasure! Hope you enjoy. xo
Saturday 19th of September 2020
It's Looks Really yummy! One of my favorite Beet Pesto Pizza, nice to see your recipe, easy to follow, will cook this for the family this weekend. Thank you!
Monday 21st of September 2020
I'm so happy you like the idea of the recipe! It has been a big hit! Enjoy! xoxo