BBQ Pork with Goat Cheese Pizza

I love making pizza at home. It’s a quick meal and the topping combinations are endless.

You can read about my Leek, Bacon and Goat Cheese pizza HERE and my Pepperoni, Pancetta and Mushroom pizza HERE.

Other pizzas I’ve made are Thai Chili Shrimp, White Kalamata Olive, Mighty Meaty, Four Cheese, Spicy Sausage, Chipotle Shrimp, Artichoke Mushroom and Manchego… you get the idea.

There are pictures to most of them HERE.

One of my all-time favorite pizzas is BBQ Pork Pizza with Goat Cheese:

BBQ Pork Pizza with Goat Cheese

I stumbled on this idea when I was looking for something to do with leftover shredded pork.

My dad recently gave me 2 quarts of shredded pork that he smoked on his big ‘ol smoker that I have dibs on (so back off big brother).

BBQ Pork Pizza with Goat Cheese

I heated it up with a chipotle barbeque sauce that I had on hand and then started the pizza making process.

The first thing you have to do is preheat your oven to 500F, put the pizza stone in the oven, and let them both heat up while you prep.

If you don’t own a pizza stone go get yourself one today. I think they sell at Target for about $15. You won’t regret it.

I buy dough from my local grocery store. They have an amazing bakery and I am not just saying that because I don’t bake.

BBQ Pork with Goat Cheese Pizza

You can see step by step pictures of how I form my dough HERE.

Carefully pull the hot pizza stone out of the oven and set it down on your stove top or a surface that can withstand 500F.

Please use an oven mitt or potholder to take the stone out of the oven. It is HOT. Don’t laugh… some people need to be reminded.

Lay the dough on the hot stone and stretch it out a little more if needed.

Pizza Dough

Bubbles in the crust is a good thing.

Pizza Dough

Instead of a tomato-based sauce I make a garlic infused olive oil by heating minced garlic and olive oil.

Brush the garlic oil (garlic chunks included) all over the pizza and then add shredded cheese:

Pizza Dough

Gruyere is the cheese I use the most. It has a nutty, earthy flavor that holds up to bold flavors.

BBQ Pork Pizza with Goat Cheese

I also like to use Fontina and Manchego.

Add the BBQ Pork:

BBQ Pork Pizza with Goat Cheese

And then the Goat Cheese:

BBQ Pork Pizza with Goat Cheese

It’s ready for the oven.

BBQ Pork Pizza with Goat Cheese

I’ve been adding sun dried tomatoes to every pizza I make lately.

BBQ Pork Pizza with Goat Cheese

BBQ Pork Pizza with Goat Cheese

They will burn if you add them too soon so I add them after the pizza has cook for a few minutes.

After another couple of minutes the crust is golden brown and the goat cheese is melted:

BBQ Pork Pizza with Goat Cheese

Let it rest for a minute before you cut it and then dig in!

BBQ Pork Pizza with Goat Cheese

There are so many possibilities with this pizza. You can use chicken or beef and a variety of different BBQ sauces.

Add pizza to your weekly menu… you won’t be sorry!

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2 Responses to BBQ Pork with Goat Cheese Pizza

  1. Yet another amazing pizza creation! Does Publix have whole wheat dough? I’m going to start making pizza at home and looking for the healthiest versions I can find.

  2. scot says:

    Very nice looking. Wanting to do another pulled pork here soon. I know where some of the leftovers will be going. Awesome looking crust.

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