Carmelized Onions, Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza

I need to move somewhere with a Trader Joes.  Out of all the things I miss out of a big city, TJ’s definitely is somewhere close to the top of the list.  From their reasonably priced produce, to those delicious home made cookies, to their wonderful frozen quick entrees, and finally to their pizza crusts.  Those delicious 99 cents plain, whole wheat and everyone’s favorite…garlic pizza crusts. Many a meal has been made with these delicious pizza crusts and on a trip home, I made it my business to head to the TJ’s 30 minutes away and stock up on my favorite TJ’s goodies.

Needless to say, I got some produce, cheese, pesto and pizza crusts and I was super excited for the delicious TJ’s based things that would come out of my kitchen.

This is a simple favorite that I learned to make from good buddy of BOOF, JennyGfromtheblock, and despite my inability to replicate the deliciousness of her original recipe, it always comes out tasty.



1 Pizza crust (Preferably TJ’s garlic crust but any pizza crust will do)

1 medium sized yellow onion, chopped into large chunks

3 tablespoons pesto

1/4 cup goat cheese

olive oil



corn starch


1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit

2) Prepare pizza baking sheet by covering with a little olive oil and then dusting it with corn starch. Yes, cornstarch. Roll out pizza dough. Set aside.

3) In a small frying pan, heat about 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.

4) Add onions to frying pan, season with salt and pepper, and cook for about 5-7 minutes until carmelized and translucent. Remove from heat.

5) Spread pesto over pizza crust. It should be sparingly covering the dough.

6) Top pizza dough with onions and then add crumbled goat cheese on top.

7) Cook for about 15-20 minutes until crust is a touch of golden brown

8) Remove from oven. Let cool. Share and Enjoy!

A simple gem that is definitely worth dinner any night of the week.


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