Maybe sometimes there are vegetables served in this house.

Of course, they must be smothered with cheese and bread before becoming edible.

Last week, Caitlin walked into my house and saw this pizza sitting on the table. The first words out her mouth? ‘There are vegetables in this house???! You allow that?’

Yes. The secret is out. Occasionally, we have some vegetables.

This was an experiment. Roasted veggies and goat cheese just sounded so delicious on pizza, that I had to try it.

I think my abhorrence for veggies is rubbing off on my husband. I remember that he used to eat them when we first met. In fact, I think he had about 600 cans of peas in his cupboards. Gross. No wonder I hate veggies.

He took one look at this pizza as I was making it and asked ‘Where’s the meat?!’ And boy,was he mad. He was disgusted. How dare I make food and not included meat??

 Luckily, I had made another pizza (one even more fantastic), loaded with other forms of protein. I will share at a later date. :)

After the veggie and goat cheese pizza came out of the oven, he chimed in, ‘Hmmm. That looks really good.’

I wanted to smack him upsides the head.

If I remember correctly, he ate more of this pizza than the other flatbread I had made – you know, the one loaded with protein – his life elixir.

I can’t blame him, though. This was really good.

I roasted the veggies with some olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and balsamic vinegar. There was an assortment of peppers, onions, and some zucchini.

Once the veggies were roasted to my liking (i.e. super sweet and carmelized), I added them to the pizza with some mozzarella and goat cheese.

I had began making the flatbread dough from a recipe online. Actually, all I had done was mix the yeast in some warm water and then realized that the recipe I was using was missing the amount of flour. This made me insane – if I ever leave out an ingredient, please tell me immediately! And I’ll even allow you to torture me with veggies.

So, I had to wing it. It came out really well. I added some italian seasoning to the dough, which gave it an excellent flavor. It didn’t end up being as ‘flat’ as it should have for a flatbread, but if I had stretched it a bit more, it would have been perfect. It made enough dough for two pizzas, which 3 of us almost finished off.

Can you see some of the herbs and spices in the dough? I think I will always be adding some flavor to my dough from now on. Loved that.

And check out that gooey, golden cheese.

I will admit, I did pick off some veggies and just eat the bread + cheese. However, the sweetness of the veggies meshed prefectly with the soft, salty cheese. I have been craving this ever since.

But don’t worry – I’m not turning my back on you. Veggies and I were just never meant to be. We are like that old, unhealthy relationship you kept going back to when you were 21. It’s just not happening.

 

Flatbread Pizza Dough

1 packet active dry yeast

1 1/2 cups warm water

~ 3 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

2 tablespoons olive oil

Mix yeast with warm water and allow to get foamy – about 15 minutes. In a large bowl, mix flour (about 2 1/2 cups to start), salt, and seasoning, making sure it is well combined. Once yeast is foamy, add to dough and mix with hand. If more flour is needed, add it. Cover and let rise in a cool, dark place for 2 hours.

 

Roasted Veggies and Goat Cheese Pizza

1 red bell pepper

1 orange bell pepper

1 sweet onion

3/4 zucchini

3/4 cup mozzarella

4 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1 clove garlic, minced

1 cup goat cheese

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425

Chop and slice veggies. Lay on a baking sheet and toss with salt, pepper, garlic powder, balsamic vinegar, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Roast for 30 minutes, or until carmelized.

Turn oven heat down 375.

Divide pizza dough in half and spread out on a round pan or baking sheet. Bake alone for 15 minutes.

Once pizza is removed from oven, brush with olive oil and added minced garlic. Top with mozzarella cheese. Add roasted veggies and goat cheese. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese has began to melt and is golden brown.

Don’t go gettin’ all weepy on me now or anything. Vegetables like this don’t really count since they are covered in cheese and slathered on dough – dough made with white flour. Sure, I could probably eat this everyday. Sure, I would have to go buy a new wardrobe. Sure, my XXXL sweatpants would soon become too small.

It’s just not worth it to me with the veggies. Now chocolate? Bacon? Chocolate and bacon together? I’m in.

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74 Responses to “Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Flatbread Pizza.”

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    Light Delight with TouTou — February 5, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

    Goat Cheese!!! Oh mine, I love its texture. Whenever there is a chance to order pizza with Goat cheese, I will go for it :-D

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    Chrysta — February 5, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

    ha! you crack me up. I gotta say girl.. I have seen chocolate bars with bacon in them! ha! I’ll admit Ive been tempted to try. Sweet and salty? Gotta be good, right?! That pizza looks amazing though. I am a huge veggie girl so I would have torn that up. Great flavors you have going on. Beautiful pics too.

    Oh to answer your question the chocolate stevia is fantastic! Im a nerd and have quite the stevia collection, cinnamon, english toffee..orange, lemon…haha..I think though the vanilla creme is the best. I like the english toffee and orange in carbonated water, like a mock soda. But the chocolate isnt bad!

    I hope you have an awesome friday night hon!

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — February 5, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

    Goat cheese is probably me favourite cheese, yet I have never had it on pizza! A sin? I would say so.

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    Shelley — February 5, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

    oh i love goat cheese.. never had it on pizza though. fantastic recipe, as always

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    sophia — February 5, 2010 @ 10:33 pm

    Hahahah! Jessica, I think it is HILARIOUS and refreshing to consistently hear about your abhorrence to vegetables…and even affecting your husband!!! In the bloggie world, it’s always the other way around!

    bUt still…gotta have your veggies. I’m glad you at least get it in pizza form! Pizzas are pretty nutritious though! Yay cheese!

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    Simply Life — February 6, 2010 @ 5:53 am

    yum! That pizza could not possibly look more delicious!

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    Katie — February 6, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

    Mmmm what a yummy way to disguise veggies…

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    Lisa @ Early Morning Run — February 6, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

    hi! This is my first time stopping by. Made my way here through Carrots & Cake.

    This pizza looks & sounds amazing! I’ve never made pizza dough before but would like to try. Can I substitute whole wheat flour for the regular? I have to read more of your posts – I just don’t know how anyone doesn’t like veggies – except if they ate too many cans of peas (that’s pretty disgusting ;)!)

    Have a great weekend!

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    Jenny — February 6, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

    You had me at “goat cheese” in your title. I love veggies, but I also LOVE some good goat cheese, and found out recently how delicious it is on pizza…and well, everything ;)

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    Nicole — February 6, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

    Goat cheese is best when on anything, pizza definitely included! Mmm!

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    Barbara Bakes — February 6, 2010 @ 8:51 pm

    I recently made pizza with roasted tomatoes, but I think your idea of loading it up with lots of veggies is even better!

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    The Candid RD — February 7, 2010 @ 8:48 am

    YEAH! You found a good way to eat veggies. I’m so proud of you. Speaking of your canned peas, do you remember eating peas at school? That’s when I learned to hate veggies. Thankfully my mother made the BEST veggies at home so those peas were NOT the only source of vegetable I had. If my mom hadn’t made them in a good way at home, I would have forever hated veggies.

    This pizza looks awesome. You should make this everyday and get at least 2 servings of vegetable each day. Just a thought :)

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    PippaPatchwork — February 11, 2010 @ 9:52 am

    haha, I just posted about my own (less sophisticated) homemade pizza. Isn’t pizza just the best?!? And it’s definitely the best way to get your veggies. Healthy food tastes the best when covered in cheese ;)

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    ziegen schafe — April 2, 2010 @ 4:16 am

    I really love goat cheese it is really delicous. Most of the time I eat it as a dessert or use it to make a salsa.

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    Toni — July 8, 2012 @ 6:49 pm

    Hope you like this one

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