Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza

Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

This pizza is a great way to change up your average tomato sauce-based pizza.  Because, let’s face it, tomato sauce–no matter how good–can get old on pizza after a while.  That’s why I like to add alfredo or pesto sauces into my pizza sauce arsenal.  I made this pizza the other day and it turned out to be fantastic.

With this pizza, the tangy, creamy goat cheese is complemented by the juicy, sweet fresh tomatoes and the crisp, delicate spinach.  The flavors are reminiscent of a Greek or Mediterranean style pizza and could easily be adapted by changing out the goat cheese for feta and adding some Kalamata olives. I made fresh pesto for this as well which I would strongly recommend.

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Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
This Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza is a great way to change up your average tomato sauce-based pizza.
Categories: Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: goat cheese pizza, pesto goat cheese pizza, pesto pizza sauce
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 409 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread the pesto on the pizza dough, leaving about an inch around the outside edge for the crust.
  3. Spread or crumble the goat cheese across the pizza.  Arrange the tomato slices over the goat cheese.  Sprinkle as evenly as possible with the garlic.
  4. Place the pizza into the oven and bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until the crust edges are golden.  After taking the pizza out of the oven, allow it to cool for a few minutes so that the cheese has time to set. After a couple minutes, cover the pizza with a few handfuls of spinach or arugula.

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Nutrition Facts
Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 194
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.5g33%
Saturated Fat 5.9g30%
Cholesterol 13.6mg5%
Sodium 352mg15%
Carbohydrates 41.6g14%
Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugar 2.6g3%
Protein 12.8g26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

10 thoughts on “Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza

  1. Lacey you nailed it again. Thank you so much for all of your recipes. So far I’ve made about 10 and I have (and will) make every single one of them again. Somehow, you manage to create recipes where every ingredient is imperative and at the same time, its never too many ingredients. You speak my recipe language, THANK YOU! Hope you’re well!

  2. I came across your website when looking for chocolate chip cookie recipes and I ended up staying a while! Your recipes look creative, different and inspiring. Your photos are great!

    I am going to try this recipe this weekend. I have one child who only eats pizza and pesto pasta and one child who loves everything healthy especially goat cheese. This might appease them both!

    Oh and I think I will have to get a pasta attachment for my KitchenAid too right after I get my first LeCreuset dutch oven!

    Thanks for all!

    1. Hi Lara! Thanks so much for your positive feedback of my site — I’m glad you have enjoyed looking at it.

      I hope you and your family enjoy the Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza — it sounds right up your alley. It’s a big favorite in our home. Fingers crossed both kiddos like it!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. This is fantastic! Made it for the first time tonight. It’s going to go in to our regular rotation. Thanks!

  4. I have been dying to make pizza lately but you are right…the tomato sauce gets a little old. I love this fresh alternative. (And goat cheese. I LOVE goat cheese).

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