Need a quick and delicious weeknight meal? This is it, kids. I saw this recipe in my Cooking Light magazine this month and thought I should give it a whirl! I made a few changes, because let’s face it, I was being lazy and didn’t want to make my own pizza dough. All that rising… kneading… rising. I wanted quick and simple. There’s no shame it that!

So, I headed off to Publix where they sell fresh made pizza dough in the bakery section (white or wheat). I’m pretty sure that most grocery stores sell it like that now. I’ve seen it at Publix, and also at Whole Foods – so if nothing else, you know you can find it at either of those places!

Well, to get the honey flavor, I decided to mix it with the olive oil and brush it on top of the dough prior to baking. Winner! If you are a fan of goat cheese, you will LOVE this. The addition of the sweet pears and salty prosciutto make this the perfect salty-sweet pizza. Delicious. 

And Easy. Did I mention this is SUCH a quick and easy dinner?! 30 minutes (tops) start to finish! Just call me Rachael Ray, folks… hah

Enjoy! Oh, and Happy Wednesday… halfway to another weekend! 🙂


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Goat Cheese, Prosciutto, and Pear Pizza

Yield: 3-4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Total Time: 20-30 minutes

This pizza is easy to throw together; making it the perfect weeknight meal! Substitute Arugula for the spinach if you desire!


For the Pizza:
1 lb pizza dough (white or whole wheat)
1 tablespoon of flour, for dusting work surface
1 tbs honey
1 tbs olive oil
6 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
2-3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
1 Bartlette (green) pear, cored and thinly sliced

For the Topping:
3 cups baby spinach
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 450°F with pizza stone in the oven (put your baking sheet in the oven if you don't have a pizza stone).

On a lightly floured surface, roll out pizza dough to about 14-15" in diameter using a rolling pin (or hand stretch if you prefer). Pull pre-heated pizza stone (or baking sheet) out of oven using oven mitts (be careful - it is HOT). Sprinkle cornmeal in the shape of the dough, and carefully place dough on top the hot stone.

Combine honey and olive oil and brush over entire pizza. Next, evenly disperse the crumbled goat cheese. Using oven mitts, place entire pizza stone back into 450° F oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. Open oven and carefully add the prosciutto and pears evenly across the pizza. Bake for an additional 2-4 minutes until crust is golden and crisp. Remove from oven.

Toss together baby spinach, lemon, thyme, black pepper, and salt - and top pizza with this mixture. Slice and serve hot!

Recipe Adapted from: Cooking Light