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Caramelized Shallot and Bacon Goat Cheese Pizza. Homemade pizza dough topped with fresh summer tomatoes, tangy goat cheese, crisp bacon, basil, lots of melty cheese, and sweet and delicious caramelized shallots. Oh, and some fresh thyme and chili flakes too. Once the pizza is just out of the oven, finish with fresh basil. If you love a cheesy pizza, this is about to become a new weeknight dinner staple. Serve this cheesy pizza right out of the oven for a truly simple dinner that everyone will love.

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With all the dark days and rain we’ve had, I can’t help it, I’m slightly excited for fall. Am I ready for it? No, I really haven’t had nearly enough of summer. But still, part of me is excited for cozy days and pumpkin spice.

But not anytime too soon. We’ll ease into cooler temps with simple, slightly richer, recipes like today’s pizza. I wouldn’t say this is specifically a fall recipe. But the cheesy factor definitely makes it comfort food, which I love, all year-round.

This brings me to this pizza.

It’s a combination of all the things I’m loving right now. Summer produce, fresh herbs, simplicity, and apparently lots of carbs and cheese!

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Here are the details

It’s no secret that I love shallots. I think they work so well in so many recipes. They add a subtly sweet flavor that’s never overpowering, but also complimentary. They’re less intense than an onion. I love to use them with recipes that are deeply savory but could use a touch of sweetness, like pizza.

I also love balancing their sweetness with saltiness, enter the bacon. The caramelized shallots and crisp bacon are a wonderful flavor combination that’s always unexpected, yet so delicious.

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Start with caramelizing the shallots. It’s way easier than you’d think. We’re going to allow the shallots to cook undisturbed in olive oil with fresh thyme. The shallots will get a nice caramelization on the bottom and soften all around.

They smell delicious as they cook. They taste slightly sweet, salty, and just a little bit buttery. You will love them. 

The rest is assembly. Fresh pizza dough topped with fig preserves. I know this is not a usual pizza topping, but very delicious with the salty bacon, sweet shallots, and pinch of chili flakes. Trust me.

Then fresh summer tomatoes. For the tomato, I like to grate it on a box grater to really break it down into a sauce. Then toss it with garlic and salt, simple. Just let the flavors of the tomato shine.

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Next, add the goat cheese, then layer on fresh basil, and crisp bacon. Top with mozzarella and add the shallots last. I like to leave the shallots for the top of the pizza. This allows them to get crispy in the oven.

Throw the pizza in the oven and cook until the cheese is bubbling up and the crust is golden.

Top with lots of fresh basil, slice, eat, and enjoy!! This is definitely one of my favorite pizzas right now. It’s honestly good for any time of year. It would be especially fun for upcoming game nights! So crazy that football season is about to start back up soon!

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Looking for other pizza recipes? Here are some favorites:

White Corn Pizza

Pesto Zucchini and Peach Pizza with Burrata

Pull Apart Roasted Garlic Pizza Dip Sliders

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Easy Sheet Pan Tomato Herb Pizza

Lastly, if you make this Caramelized Shallot and Bacon Goat Cheese Pizza, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

 

Caramelized Shallot and Bacon Goat Cheese Pizza

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 267 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450° F.
    2. In a skillet, combine the olive oil, shallots, and thyme, cook over medium heat until the oil is hot. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook 10-20 minutes, until the shallots are very soft and caramelized. Stir and cook another 5 minutes. Add the chili flakes. Remove from the heat.
    3. On a lightly floured surface, push the dough out until it's thin (about a 10-12 inch circle). Transfer the dough to a baking sheet. Mix the grated tomato with the garlic, salt, and pepper. Spread the fig preserves and tomatoes over the dough. Add the goat cheese, bacon, and basil. Top with mozzarella. Pull the shallots apart and arrange them over the cheese.
    4. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbling. Remove from the oven and top with fresh basil. Slice and enjoy!
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  1. 5 stars
    We just got a Pizzello pizza oven and have been experimenting. After a couple of plain and pepperoni pizzas, I decided it was time to go gourmet w one of your recipes. It did not disappoint! My husband was a bit leery but absolutely loved it too. I am only making your fancy pizzas from here on out!

    1. Hi Alison,
      Amazing!! Thanks a lot for trying this recipe and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was tasty for you! xT

  2. 5 stars
    Ooops….Forgot to rate. Excellent flavors! All the family really enjoyed it. We used a farmer’s market’s heirloom tomato which had great flavor. Definitely a keeper! I do like prebaking the pizza crust a little for 5-10 minutes in a 475-degree oven before topping and returning to the oven.

  3. Excellent flavors! All the family really enjoyed it. We used a farmer’s market’s heirloom tomato which had great flavor. Definitely a keeper! I do like prebaking the pizza crust a little for 5-10 minutes in a 475-degree oven before topping and returning to the oven.

  4. 5 stars
    Made this pizza but instead of fig preserves and grated tomatoes, used the sauce from the easy sheet Pan tomato herb pizza, it was perfection!!!

    So delicious, thank you!

    1. Hi Jan,
      Thanks so much! This recipe is only on the blog:) The recipes that are in the cookbooks are exclusive to the books. But, they all have some pretty great pizza recipes in them! xx

  5. 5 stars
    Loved loved loved this recipe. A wonderfully rich flavorful pizza. My husband definitely wants to repeat this pizza. It will be in my arsenal with our other favorite, the meanest greenest pizza! The only thing that threw me for a loop was the grating the tomato on a box grater. I think I had the right tool but my tomato wouldn’t grate so I’m not sure if I used the right side or what I did wrong so I ended up just dicing it and squeezing a bit to lessen the juices before adding to the pizza crust. I guess I need a visual lesson for that part LOL.

    1. Hey Jenilee,
      Thanks so much for making this dish and sharing your review, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed! I just use a box grated like what you would use for a block of cheese. Have a great weekend:) xx

  6. 5 stars
    This is one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had! So very flavorful and balanced with salty and sweet. The only thing I did differently was doing a small dice on some cherry tomatoes (instead of box grating a big one) because that’s all I had. Will definitely be pulling this out to use as an appetizer for company as well. Thanks Tieghan!

    1. Hi Kara,
      Awesome!! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks for making it! Hope you’re off to a great Saturday! xT

  7. Do you think a honey drizzle would suffice in place of the fig preserves? I have all the ingredients right here at home but the dog preserves. Wondering about a substitute! Can’t wait to try it out.

    1. Hi Lexy,
      Totally, honey would be a great idea! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xT

    1. Hey Julia,
      Sure, apple butter would be delicious, you could also use honey! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xx

  8. I absolutely loved this pizza and so did my husband. We will definitely be making it again. Perfect, and pretty to look at too! ? I’ll be posting a picture on my IG @lawatha1024

  9. 5 stars
    Amazing! Made this for dinner last night. Great flavor combinations. Nice to use fresh basil and thyme from our garden. Will be making this again soon. Thank you!

    1. Hi Dayna,
      Happy Sunday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for sharing your review and making it! xxT

    1. Hi Karissa,
      I do! It’s in the HBH Super Simple cookbook! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xx

  10. I’m going to make this for guests tonight . Wondering how far in advance, I can assemble it , and then pop in the oven ?

    1. Hi Jan,
      You could assemble the entire pizza and then bake when you are ready to serve. I hope you love the recipe! xx