It’s Wednesday…and we have pizza!!

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Cheesy, mushroom heavy, fall inspired pizza!

YES.

And it’s kind of perfect because I am celebrating another milestone in my cookbook journey with a now complete manuscript, and recipes that I’m literally jumping out of my skin to share with you guys!! ?

So while it’s been a few weeks of major hustle and bustle, I’m totally ready to just chill on the couch tonight with this whole pizza pie. Chill time…with pizza, that’s pretty much all I want or need in life right now. Obviously.

Ok well, truth? I am feeling oddly excited and ready to keep going, going, going…yes, sometimes I truly annoy myself. But like I’ve been saying, it’s my favorite season and I am ready to cook, bake, photograph and eat all the delicious fall foods, then maybe do a little trick-or-treating with Asher and watch some Halloween movies.

Perfection.

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OKok. So first things first…or I guess second, since we’re already well into this post…we need to chat about all things goat and goat cheese.

A lot of you left comments on my post last week…

Oh, which reminds me, so sorry for the delay in responses everyone, it’s been a little hectic over here. If you have yet to receive a response to a question, PLEASE, bug the heck out of me until I give it you, sorry!

Anyway, so a lot of you were wondering what I am doing with all the goat milk that we currently have on our hands these days. Well, the answer is goat cheese! In full disclosure, I did not make the goat cheese I put on this pizza because time just simply did not allow for that. But trust me, I do have plans to teach myself the art of goat cheese making. From what I’ve read online, it doesn’t seem THAT difficult, but if any of you have suggestions or tips let me know! Maybe I’ll make a new video of the process? yes? no?

So, it’s safe to say that with three of our goats producing milk, my mind is basically filled to the brim with new and exciting recipes featuring either goat milk or goat cheese. Meaning this pizza is just the start!

Ahh…clearly I am praying you are all just as much of a goat cheese freak as me. Please say yes!

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Now that we have that worked out, let’s talk all things cheesy mushroom pizza!!

My original thinking behind this pizza was to make a potato and mushroom pizza, but then I made this gnocchi and was inspired by the buttery balsamic mushrooms and goat cheese. Then, just like that, this balsamic mushroom and goat cheese pizza was born. Thinly sliced delicata squash, balsamic garlic buttered mushrooms, fontina and truffled goat cheeses. Simple, but delish, the perfect pizza from now until spring. Oh, and this pizza can be ready in 30 about minutes…meaning we should probably be making this at least once a month.

The delicata squash is kind of the odd ball ingredient here, and if you’re not into it or your grocery store doesn’t carry it, you can either omit it completely OR swap in thinly sliced potato rounds. The key here is to slice the squash super thin, like super, super thin. Think paper style thin. I used a mandolin to do this, but a sharp knife can get the job done too.

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The rest of the ingredients are kind of mandatory. The balsamic garlic buttered mushrooms are outta this world. I don’t think I need to explain the cheese, although I will say that while I love truffled goat cheese and I think it adds something special here, you can also use just regular old goat cheese. Either way, the pizza is going to be amazing. So good. 🙂

Alright, so Wednesday night game plan is as follows.

…margarita making

…pizza baking

…halloween movie watching

…chocolate eating

…power sleeping (in bed before midnight)

Now who’s with me? Nice, let’s do this!

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Balsamic Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 669 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces mixed mushrooms halved if large
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 inch of a delicata squash seeded and thinly sliced (about 1/8 thick)
  • 4 ounces truffled or regular goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated fontina cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
  • flaky sea salt and black pepper
  • truffle oil for serving (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet with olive oil.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. When the oil shimmers, add the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cook until softened, 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the butter and garlic, cook 30 second until fragrant. Add the balsamic and continue cooking 1 minute more or until the balsamic glazes the mushrooms.
  • On a lightly floured surface, push/roll the dough out until it is very thin. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Layer the squash rounds in and even layer. Add the mushrooms. Sprinkle over the cheese. Finish with a sprinkle of fresh thyme and salt. Drizzle lightly with truffle oil, if using.
  • Transfer to the oven and bake 10-15 minutes or until the crust is golden, the cheese has melted. Remove the pizza from the oven. Slice and serve!

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Done and DONE.

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  1. Yes, I am a goat cheese freak! I love it, in fact goat cheese is the secret ingredient in my chicken enchiladas. Please keep the goat cheese recipes coming.

  2. Could you make this blend of flavors into a pasta dish with pine nuts?! I had something similar at a restaurant once and can’t find a recipe similar!! This pizza is amazing BTW!!

    1. Hey Jamie,
      Sure that sounds like a great idea! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    This is one of our favourite pizzas! Found it on Pinterest and I’ve been using it for 2 years now when it’s chantarelle season, and it’s better than any chantarelle pizza we’ve had in a restaurant. Recently I combined it with my other favourite autumn pizza recipe, the butternut squash – and it was only then I realised you’re the author of both!!!
    You’re magic! 😍

  4. 4 stars
    This was delicious. I used butternut squash (roasted in thin discs) since I couldn’t find delicata, and Havarti for lack of fontina but the balsamic mushrooms and goat cheese really went well with both and it was delicious with a side salad of arugula. I made it on a sourdough crust.

  5. 5 stars
    Made this pizza last night and loved it! We substituted Manchego in place of the Fontina cheese and added arugula on top. Delicious!

  6. 4 stars
    I like mushroom and it is with pizza I like very much.Great recipe and work.I will share with other.

    1. I used a mixed of wild mushrooms and cremini mushrooms. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  7. I love pizza, especially those made with odd ingredient combinations. A recent pie I made started with an olive oil base, caramelized onions, thinly sliced Bosch pears, chopped dates, candied pecans, brie cheese, bacon (optional, but it is tasty), arugula and smoked Cheddar cheese. Most of the adults in my family enjoy it except my Dad, he won’t even try a pizza without pepperoni!

  8. Hi Tieghan,
    Oh my goodness, I know I am very late to the party but I just found your blog and love, love , love everything about it…your writing, the recipes, the “feel”, and your amazing barn! I just spent some time going through your recipe index and cannot wait to try so many. I am going to be a regular visitor here for sure.
    Congratulations on your success and my best wishes as you look forward to the publication of your first cookbook.

    1. No no!! I’m so happy you found my blog!! Thank you soo much!! Means a ton!! (:
      I can’t wait to hear from you and what you think of everything!! Thank you!!

    1. Também falo português =) Visito este Site regularmente para fazer minhas receitas. Parabéns à administradora! Amazing job!

  9. Congratulations on your manuscript! these mushrooms look so delicious, great shot!!! Perfect pizza recipe to recreate for Pizza Appreciation month!

  10. This is seriously my dream pizza. If I could have any toppings in the world, pretty sure they’d be this, amazing!

  11. I am so obsessed with delicata squash this season. Goat cheese and mushrooms are one of my fave combos period, let alone on a pizza. Can’t wait to try this!

  12. Okay, I’ll say, “I’m sorry”, in advance, ’cause this is going to be a really long comment.
    First, oh my FREAKING god, this looks absolutely amazing and delicious! I’m like obsessed with all things mushroom, I truly think if I should choose one thing to eat the rest of my life, it would probably be mushroom…or maybe I like aubergines better, anyway! THIS. LOOKS. AMAZING!

    Second, so the grocery stores here are afraid of all things different(I have decided to concluded), which means I can’t find delicata squashes..like, they just started to sell hokkaido and spaghetti squahes. Could i use butternut squash instead of delicata?Also, I can’t find fontina cheese anywhere…Is there another cheese I can substitute with? Maybe mozzarella?

    Lastly, I’m seriously dying to buy your cookbook. Maybe I’ll just steal you manuscript. Now you have been warned 😀

    1. HEYYYYY! Oh my gosh, you are the best. haha! So, yes, butternut will be great, just thinly slice it. delish! And really, any cheese you love will be great. Mozzarella, havarti, whatever you like. Let me know if you have questions. Thank you! 🙂

  13. I’m SO intrigued by this pizza–I love mushroom pizza! I don’t know what delicata squash is. Is there a substitute for it? I’m thinking I can put some truffle oil on/in the goat cheese, right? Black or white truffle oil? Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for posting! The photos are amazing! xoxo

    1. Hey Ginger! Yes, you can either omit the squash or use a small potato in it’s place, Truffle oil will be great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love the pizza! Thanks!

  14. Omg. That stack of pizza slices! I want. I love the flavors in this pizza, especially since it’s loaded with mushrooms!

    1. Hey Annie! Nope, no need to cook the squash first. Just be sure to thinly slice the squash. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love the pizza! 🙂

  15. All my favorite things in one bite! It would be really hard to practice good portion control. I’ve never had truffled goat cheese before but if I did I would probably die and go to heaven.

  16. Seems like a very hearty pizza, my kind! Although I’m not too crazy about goat cheese, I am willing to try it again maybe the next time around, I will learn to love it and be crazy about it as much as you are. This will be perfect with a side of green salad or maybe just shower the whole pizza with arugula and call it good?! 😉

  17. Love! Love! Love pizza, even if I weren’t Italian. We have our pizza night on Tuesday and I’ll have to try your very inspiring ingredients. Have a wonderful day!

  18. If there is pizza involved I know it’s going to be a great day. This pizza seriously just made my entire day look brighter, thanks T! P.S. I’m so down if you feel like putting goat cheese in everything from now on!