Goat cheese pizza slices on yellow background

Goat Cheese Pizza with Arugula and White Sauce

This Goat Cheese Pizza recipe has a creamy white sauce, zingy arugula, and loads of cheese. Pizza Friday just stepped it up a notch!
Course Main Dishes, Pizzas
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword goat cheese mushroom pizza, goat cheese pizza, mushroom pizza
Diet Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Birthdays
Time 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 234kcal
Author Sarah Bond



  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 15 mL
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt 120 g
  • Pinch salt and pepper


  • 1 Tbsp oil 15 mL
  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup sliced red onion
  • 5 cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese 100 g
  • 2 oz goat cheese 60 g
  • 2 cups arugula optional



  • Prep: Preheat oven to 475°F (250°C) and set the empty pizza pan in the oven to get hot.
  • White Sauce: Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until soft and fragrant. Mix garlic into Greek yogurt and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Mushrooms: Add another tablespoon of oil to the pan, then add mushrooms in single layer. Sprinkle with salt and cook for 5 minutes. Add the sliced red onions and continue cooking until both mushrooms and onion are semi-soft, about 3 more minutes.
  • Assemble: Roll pizza dough out to about 12 inches wide (I like to do this directly on parchment paper for easy transfer to the hot pan later). Brush 1 Tbsp of oil onto dough, then spread on the white sauce. Top with mozzarella cheese, sauteed veggies, halved cherry tomatoes, then goat cheese. Transfer to your hot pizza pan.
  • Bake: Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, then move to a higher rack and broil for 2 minutes until cheese is golden brown. Serve warm, optionally topped with fresh arugula.


Use clean scissors to cut pizza easily!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.1g | Protein: 8.2g | Fat: 11.2g | Saturated Fat: 3.3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 3.2g | Sugar: 3.5g | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1mg