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.”

  1. #
    megan — February 5, 2010 @ 7:01 am

    I love goat cheese. Mike is convinced he doesn’t like it, but I bet he does. he seems to have the same syndrome as your husband.

    I just made an amazing cheesy focaccia bread that I haven’t posted yet. I bet that bread would be a great base for this pizza. I think I’ll meld the two recipes :)


  2. #
    Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries — February 5, 2010 @ 7:09 am

    cheesy veggies DEFINITELY count. you’re making progress, chica!


  3. #
    Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) — February 5, 2010 @ 7:18 am

    Holy cow! I loves me some goat cheese.


  4. #
    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg — February 5, 2010 @ 7:19 am

    lol…your hatred of veggies makes me laugh :-)

    I love adding fresh herbs and spices to my pizza doughs– makes them so flavorful and distinct!


  5. #
    Heather @ Side of Sneakers — February 5, 2010 @ 7:29 am

    Do I even need to tell you how good that looks?!?!


  6. #
    Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) — February 5, 2010 @ 7:37 am

    Oh delicious! Veggies smothered in cheese are blissful. Now I’m craving pizza!! Looks soooo good!


  7. #
    Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete — February 5, 2010 @ 7:37 am

    I could literally smell this as I read the recipe. This looks amazing! Too bad, I’m not allowed to have dairy while I’m sick. ;( Something to look forward to when I’m not! Great recipe!


  8. #
    Erica — February 5, 2010 @ 7:43 am

    mmmmmmmmmmm I love goat cheese- I still am yet to try it on pizza. I bet it was awesome with the roasted veggies and homemade crust. It cracks me up that you dislike veggies so much. Have a fab weekend and thank you for the sweet comments on my bloggy- <3 ya


  9. #
    Jessie (Vegan-minded) — February 5, 2010 @ 7:44 am

    The best way to disguise those veggies is on a pizza! Your flat bread version looks delicious. :)


  10. #
    Estela @ Weekly Bite — February 5, 2010 @ 7:45 am

    Yum! This sounds great! Goat cheese is one of my favorites!!

    I’m totally trying your flatbread recipe!


  11. #
    Katrina — February 5, 2010 @ 7:46 am

    Aww yeah. This looks amazing! Roasted veggies are so flavorful…especially with goat cheese!


  12. #
    Ally @ Sweet & Savory — February 5, 2010 @ 7:53 am

    Love it. I’m usually not a huge fan of veggies on pizza, but this does look good. It would be worth a try….and thanks for the dough recipe, I’ve been looking for one!


  13. #
    Cindy Coniglio — February 5, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    Wow! Does that look good. Did you stock up on food for the snow storm? I know you will be home making some delicious treats! Sled ride to my house.. haha


  14. #
    Mara @ What's For Dinner? — February 5, 2010 @ 8:19 am

    Veggies and goat cheese?! YES PLEASE!!!


  15. #
    Heather — February 5, 2010 @ 8:34 am

    i made something so similiar last night! without your help! perhaps you are just rubbing off on me? [twss. ahem.]

    seriously, though. I am OBSESSED with goat cheese lately. I bought it for a recipe i have had in my “drafts” folder for a few weeks now [the mushroom and spinach tart] and CAN NOT STOP myself from buying it. It has been added to my “top ten favorite ingredient list” and may or may not make it on my top ten food list soon. As I’m sure you know, foods and ingredients are different. :)


  16. #
    Scorpio Woman — February 5, 2010 @ 8:50 am

    I really have to try that. I love homemade pizza with lots of veggies. And I’ve never tried with goat cheese. Thanks for posting the recipe :)


  17. #
    Heather (Heather's Dish) — February 5, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    my mouth is literally watering right now, and I can’t get it to stop since i’m glued to that picture of your amazing dinner!


  18. #
    Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) — February 5, 2010 @ 9:15 am

    I’m sold. Cheesey veggies are the best kind!


  19. #
    Gracie @ Girl Meets Health — February 5, 2010 @ 9:36 am

    Roasted veggies + goat cheese is an amazing combo…especially when it’s on top of DOUGH. I’m very proud of you for the veggies =) Now show me some chocolate again, haha!


  20. #
    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — February 5, 2010 @ 9:43 am

    I always wondered if there were veggies in your house :) but of course I know they are there somewhere! what do youhave for breakfast?? if I was in your house it would be a whole lotta cakes and cookies and crepes :)

    this sounds amazing, I love pizza and load it with veggies, Im all over this like bees to honey!!


    • Jessica — February 5th, 2010 @ 9:49 am

      For breakfast I usually have oats + protein powder, or eggs and toast, etc. Today I had brown rice bread with goat cheese and figs – that was incredible! Usually 1-2 times a month we do have pancakes. More often, I make some protein pancakes. :)


  21. #
    MySensei — February 5, 2010 @ 10:02 am

    Goat cheese..yes please….Veggies…uhh most definitely! All on a flatbread…this sounds like heaven!!!!! And perfect for a Super Bowl snack :-)


  22. #
    Lisa — February 5, 2010 @ 10:09 am

    that looks DELICiOUS. That picture of just the veggies actually makes me want to eat the veggies!


  23. #
    Gabriela — February 5, 2010 @ 10:15 am

    As I read this I’m eating a veggie pizza creation, as well, though yours is definitely made better by the addition of goat cheese!


  24. #
    Madeline- greens and jeans — February 5, 2010 @ 10:16 am

    I had flatbread the other night that pales in comparison to this one! Can’t wait to try it


  25. #
    Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place — February 5, 2010 @ 10:24 am

    yum!! goat cheese is my favorite but I’ve never put it on a pizza before.


  26. #
    Rachel @ WOW — February 5, 2010 @ 10:29 am

    That looks REALLY good. I think my husband and I have gone from eating nearly ZERO fruits & veggies to having quite a fondness for them. I can remember the days when I never bought veggies at the grocery store, and now 75% of my budget goes to produce. Crazy.


  27. #
    Julie @SavvyEats — February 5, 2010 @ 10:36 am

    Drooling over this pizza. Seriously, when I move to NY, we need to have a cooking weekend at one of our houses.


  28. #
    Kelly B. — February 5, 2010 @ 10:52 am

    Oh my gosh…that is looks freaking AMAZING!!!!!!


  29. #
    Eliza — February 5, 2010 @ 11:45 am

    i’m totally intrigued by homemade pizza…i really want to do cooking BESIDES baking haha! i love goat cheese and, you’re right i think it goes perfectly with the roasted veggies. looks like something you could get in a restaurant =)


  30. #
    Kristen @ Change of Pace — February 5, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

    Holy moly!!! That looks amazing! My trick when making pizza is to bake the crust first before you put the toppings on it. Then cut a garlic clove in half and rub it all over the crust. Then add your toppings and throw it back in the oven. It is unbelievable! So yummy:)


  31. #
    Ameena — February 5, 2010 @ 12:27 pm

    The pizza looks amazing! Nothing like a pizza covered with veggies. I love how great they get in the oven.

    Love your new site design!


  32. #
    Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) — February 5, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

    Oh, my favorite! Veggies on flatbread…I love it!


  33. #
    Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) — February 5, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

    I say they count! :) Looks fabulous, Jess!!!

    Enjoy your weekend!


  34. #
    Kacy — February 5, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

    I loove veggies and goat cheese and white flour. So this looks fab.


  35. #
    sagemom — February 5, 2010 @ 12:50 pm

    I love finding new pizza ideas since our family loves pizza…I don’t know about the goat cheese though…I tried it once and didn’t like it, but the veggies do look good =)


  36. #
    katie — February 5, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

    chocolate or bacon ANYTHING sounds great!
    this pizza looks sooo good! i <3 feta on my pizza so id prob LOVE goat cheese!


  37. #
    Abby — February 5, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    At first I thought someone hijacked your blog! But then I noticed the goat cheese. All is good!


  38. #
    Michelle(Snacks&Field) — February 5, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

    That’s so funny that you don’t normally have veggies in your house… they usually aren’t in my dorm, but thats what dining halls are for!
    But either way, your veggie pizza looks SOOOOO delicious, I’ve been dying to make my own pizza for a while!


  39. #
    kelsey @ kelseytoney — February 5, 2010 @ 1:40 pm

    hahaha… I hate SALAD but I don’t mind roasted veggies too much. I’m definitely a meat and potatoes girl, though. :)

    looks yum!


  40. #
    Ash @ Good Taste. Healthy Me — February 5, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

    I absolutely love your posts. They just always make me smile.

    Pizza looks divine!


  41. #
    Jenn @ Livewellfit — February 5, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

    My gosh does that look good! There have been many posts on blogs about delish pizza recipes. Now I’m in a serious craving mood. Chicken was on the menu for dinner but uh uh! No more! :)

    Love your recipes girl!


  42. #
    Mackenzie — February 5, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

    That looks AMAZING! I love goat cheese! Thanks for the great post!


  43. #
    Mackenzie — February 5, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

    Oh and please visit my new blog if you have time:

    Thank you!


  44. #
    Nicole @ Making Good Choices — February 5, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

    I love how you used mozz. and goat cheese. I can taste the flavors just thinking about it!


  45. #
    Mae @ OhhMay — February 5, 2010 @ 3:14 pm

    I love that this dough is homemade. It always tastes so much better that way!!
    Roasted is my favorite way to eat veggies, without a doubt. THis looks so good!!


  46. #
    Fit Chick in the City — February 5, 2010 @ 5:01 pm

    You picked off some of the veggies???? And I was so hopeful. ;)


  47. #
    homecookedem — February 5, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

    Ok wow. You MADE your own flatbread?!! I bet it tastes so much more amazing than storebought. Omg, and that goat cheese…………. yum!! :)


  48. #
    Lori — February 5, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

    Wow. That looks great! All of your food pics are actually… beautiful…! Great photography! Thanks for the recipe!


  49. #
    Ashlee — February 5, 2010 @ 5:50 pm

    I love veggie pizzas and am obsessed with goat cheese, so this seems right up my alley. But, speaking of missing ingredients, I made the banana cupcakes the other day and the ingredient list doesn’t list eggs but are mentioned in the directions. Since the directions said eggs and not egg I just guessed at 2. They turned out great, so it was no problem. It just made me laugh reading about you finding a missing ingredient.


    • Jessica — February 5th, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

      LOL thank you! Someone had told me about it a few weeks ago and unfortunately I thought I changed it but maybe I forgot to save! Off to change now! :)


  50. #
    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — February 5, 2010 @ 6:26 pm

    when i saw you made something with veggies in the title, my heart skipped a beat.

    “veggies were roasted to my liking (i.e. super sweet and carmelized)”–totally the best way for non veggie eaters to actually eat them.
    Next time, sprinkle some of your nooch on there. Mmmm good stuff girl! I know, veggies and nooch, pretty soon youll be a raw vegan :)



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