Grilled Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza

by jenna on June 23, 2012

Earlier this week I made something truly delicious.

And I can’t believe I’ve been silent for so long about it. Forgive me!

Pesto + goat cheese are a match made in heaven. Most of you probably know this by now. But have you tried grilling your pizza yet? I hadn’t. It was totally new to me, but now that I tried it I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back. The crust! It was SO chewy and perfectly charred! You guys need to try this…like tonight.

I topped my pizza with thick slices of tomato and sauteed mushrooms, but it would be great with any toppings. I’ve been on a fennel sausage kick as of late, and think that that variation would just be divine!

The recipe is over at PBS Food. You’re gonna love it!

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Mel June 23, 2012 at 4:38 am

This is unreal- quite possibly all of my favorite ingredients on my favorite food. This pizza is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

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taylor June 23, 2012 at 5:01 am

I cannot wait to try this! Pesto + goat cheese = YUM.

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jen June 23, 2012 at 5:31 am

jenna can you please share how you sauteed the mushrooms? i adore mushrooms with garlic and oil but never know how to make them… i’d like to make a big yummy serving for one! please help thank you! (wasn’t sure to post here or PBS)

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Devon June 23, 2012 at 5:33 am

There’s a restaurant about half a mile from my apartment that specializes in wood-fired pizza. It is UNREAL good. You’re right about pesto & goat cheese – match made in heaven!

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Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep June 23, 2012 at 5:33 am

When I saw the pizza on Instagram, I wanted a piece. Now, seeing this, I’m drooling as well =P

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Kristen @ notsodomesticated June 23, 2012 at 5:41 am

I love anything with pesto on dough haha. It’s always a winning dish! ;)

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Trey @ Dudes Cook Too June 23, 2012 at 5:48 am

I absolutely love the different variations of pizza. Especially grilled pizza!! I have a dream of having a brick oven one day…until then, I’ll grill! I’m going to make this tonight for my wife!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 23, 2012 at 6:40 am

Oooh beauty! What a perfect weekend recipe. I’ve got family coming to stay this weekend and this would be perfect for dinner tonight!

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Jenn June 23, 2012 at 6:51 am

The link doesn’t work.

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Jen June 23, 2012 at 8:03 am

Wait, it does. My bad ;) Cute new pic in your side profile!

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Joelle (on a pink typewriter) June 23, 2012 at 7:02 am

Mmmm I was drooling over this on Instagram.. def going to have to recreate this. I love using goat cheese on pizza!

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Julia {The Roasted Root} June 23, 2012 at 7:17 am

Your pizza looks so fresh and crunchy – just the way I like them! Very simple and satisfying! Hope you have a fun weekend!

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Lindsey @ Family Food Finds June 23, 2012 at 7:41 am

That looks beautiful! Tomatoes will be in season hopefully next week, so I can’t wait to try this!

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domonique @ abowlfullofsimple June 23, 2012 at 7:44 am

Just made a big batch of pesto from the basil in my garden. A summertime favorite. you did it again Jenna, tummy is grumbling!

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Full-Flavored Life June 23, 2012 at 8:14 am

Yummmmm!! This looks amazing!

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amy walters, aDESIGNdock June 23, 2012 at 8:40 am

Oh! What a delightful start to my Saturday morning Jenna. This looks so yummy. Glad you broke the silence ;) Cheers and happy weekend. Hope your presentation in LA goes well.

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Cait's Plate June 23, 2012 at 8:54 am

LOVE pesto pizza. I do a pesto/fresh mozzarella combo that I just can’t get enough of. This sounds incredible! I have yet to really delve into the goat cheese world, but this might be a great way to do it :)

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Lisa June 23, 2012 at 9:59 am

This is so yummy looking. You should try the fennell sausage,mushroom & onion pizza at Pizza Antica & their chopped salad; in Strawberry- Mill Valley.

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Megan @laughlovefood June 23, 2012 at 9:59 am

And now I’m starving for some pizza! That looks amazing!

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Moni Meals June 23, 2012 at 11:40 am

You’re so right, grilling makes all the difference. I’ve been starting to grill pita bread lately as well.
this pizza looks just ridiculously good good good!

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Laura @ She Eats Well June 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm

This is perfect. I’m making pizza tomorrow night. And oh boy, I love me some pesto!!!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks June 23, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Jenna it looks so good! Love the macro shots…they’re making me hungry!

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape June 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm

The title alone made me drool, and then those pictures…I need this pizza now!!!

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Kara June 23, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Cannot agree with you more!! I love the combo of pesto and goat cheese. It looks phenom! Love your blog btw :)

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Shelley June 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

that looks amazing

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Kate June 23, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Oh wow, yum! That is all. A must try :-D

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Erin @littlesacredspace June 23, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Wow, goat cheese and pesto. This is pretty much the stuff of my dreams living in China. Can’t wait to try when I get back!

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Ali @ Gimme Some Oven June 23, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Oooh – gorgeous!!! I love all things pesto and goat cheese. Looks and sounds amazing! :)

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Kelly @ My Love Affair With Running June 24, 2012 at 1:37 am

This looks incredible! Goats cheese and pesto are one of my favourite combinations. Richy, creamy and punchy. Thanks for sharing :)

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Lauren @ LaDolcePita June 24, 2012 at 8:17 am

I make pizza religiously every week but have not yet attempted the grill – but I’m not sure I can put it off much longer after reading this DELISH looking recipe.

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe June 25, 2012 at 10:49 am

It saddens me greatly that I am currently without a grill. :(
However, I will coerce one of my BBQ-owning friends to invite me over to make them this pizza. It looks SO delicious!

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Caroline June 25, 2012 at 11:16 am

I have always wanted to grill a pizza but have been scared the dough would fall between the grating while it cooks and turn into a huge mess! This looks so amazing that I may have to defeat my fears!

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Michelle June 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Grilled Pizza is my favorite! This pizza looks especially delicious!

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Ashlee June 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Epic fail! Crust burnt to a crisp… Husband going to store to get more! Thankfully the toppings weren’t on yet!

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Jessica @ How Sweet June 29, 2012 at 12:22 pm

grilling pizza… ugh, so good. too bad i’m afraid to use the grill when eddie isn’t here. i’m such a child.

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Laura C. January 30, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Made it the other night, delicious! Still have ingredients! One more time, it’s so good. I used a whole wheat Pita from my local farmers market, it worked fine!

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