Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Caramelized Leek & Goat Cheese Pizza.

Been noticing lately that many of my recipes are the result of having little time to cook and using ingredients that I have on hand.  When I think about what I consider to be “on hand” ingredients, I laugh a little.  Seriously, does the average refrigerator have leeks as an “on hand” ingredient?  Mine does!  I might have to write a post about my favorite, always on-hand ingredients - but that’s for another day. Today I have a recipe for an easy, five ingredient pizza (ingredient #6 is the pizza dough).
crust for one pizza (I buy prepared dough from Trader Joe’s - makes life simple!)
  • 1 bunch of leeks
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar (use the best quality you have; I use a 25 year balsamic that is good enough to drink!)
  • 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese

Preheat oven according to pizza crust recipe.  Prepare crust and set aside.  Thoroughly wash leeks; thinly slice white and light green parts.  Heat butter and oil over medium heat in skillet until butter is melted.  Saute leeks in butter and oil over medium heat, stirring frequently.  Leeks will turn brown as they cook.  Cook 15 to 20 minutes, until the leeks are soft and fragrant.  Add balsamic vinegar, stir, and cook another 5 minutes.  Spread leeks across pizza dough; sprinkle goat cheese evenly on top. Bake 13-15 minutes, until crust is baked and cheese is soft.  Drizzle balsamic vinegar on top of cooked pizza according to taste.


  1. This looks really good. I would be very interested on what you think of as "on-hand". I am sure everyone's would be completly different!

  2. You got me with the goat cheese. I just love it!
    Great recipe.