|White Pizza with Herbed Goat Cheese & Fresh Basil|
|Look at that toasty cheese :)|
|Lots of yummy basil|
For the Herbed Goat Cheese:
4oz Goat Cheese, Room Temperature
2T Fresh Basil, Minced
1T Fresh Parsley, Minced
1t Fresh Chives, Minced
1 Head of Garlic, Roasted
1T Olive Oil
¼t Lemon Zest
Salt & Pepper, To Taste
For the White Pizza:
1 Batch of Pizza Dough
Prepared Herbed Goat Cheese
1C Fresh Mozzarella, Shredded
¼C Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
Fresh Basil, For Garnishing
1. For the Homemade Herbed Goat Cheese: Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. The mixture should be smooth with the herbs mixed throughout. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
2. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees and roll out the pizza dough as thinly as possible and place onto a large baking sheet.
3. For the Pizza: Spread the 2T of Pesto in a thin layer onto the pizza dough. Next, spread the softened, herbed goat cheese mixture on top of the pesto, making sure that it is evenly spread out and not in clumps (it will be sticky & difficult, but just gently work with it until the whole pizza is covered). Scatter the mozzarella cheese on top of the goat cheese, followed by the Parmesan cheese.
4. Bake the pizza for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly. Remove from the oven and immediately garnish with fresh basil. Cut into squares or slices and serve immediately.