[Gluten-Free] Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Pizza

[Gluten-Free] Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Pizza is an easy and healthy dinner that is just as quick as ordering take-out! The toppings are a perfect mix of sweet and savory, with a delicious grain-free crust.

[Gluten-Free] Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Pizza

I love to mix up our pizza toppings when we make our own pizza at home each week. You can never go wrong with a classic margherita pizza, or even pepperoni, but it is fun to try new topping combinations sometimes.

I grew up eating A LOT of pizza, mostly because my mom didn’t cook much, and we were always so busy running around from dance, to sports, then to school events. Pizza was just easy to order in, so I’ve had my fair share during my childhood. This was all pre-celiac, of course.

Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix ->

When I had to change my entire lifestyle after being diagnosed, I did quite a bit of trial and error with my pizza making attempts. I have tried everything from making crusts from scratch, to frozen crust, and of course pre-made pizza crust mixes. I always seem to have the most success with the crust mixes. Bob’s Red Mill has been a long time favorite, but I also love Simple Mills if you are wanting to try out a grain-free option.

I used Simple Mills mix for this pizza, and it turned out amazing! The crust is soft, but holds together really well, and it even crisps up a bit on the bottom. It has an amazing flavor, but I always add in some extra dried basil to any crust mix for good measure.

The thing I love the most about a pizza crust mix is that you are able to take the guess work out of it. They have done hard work for you, and you don’t have to worry about the ratios of different flours, because anything related to gluten-free bread can be tricky.

Gluten-Free Pizza Toppings ->

  • Instead of using a sauce for this recipe, I decided to smear goat cheese all over the top. It gives a nice tangy flavor, and pairs perfectly with the caramelized onions.
  • Caramelized onions are the only way to eat an onion, am I right?! They are sweet, savory, soft, and delicious!
  • Fresh parsley brightens everything up and provides the perfect amount of freshness.

This is an easy, relatively quick, and super nutrient-dense option for pizza night! The grain-free crust and delicious toppings will not disappoint!

[Gluten-Free] Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Pizza

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[Gluten-Free] Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Pizza

Servings 8 slices


  • 1 box Simple Mills Pizza Dough Mix *see notes
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup water


  • 1 medium onion , thinly sliced
  • 5 oz goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely chopped
  • pinch of salt & pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the dough according to package instructions. Then line a round pizza pan with parchment paper, and use your hands to press the dough out flat. Add water to your hands if they stick to the dough. Press it out evenly, forming the crust on the outside.
  • Bake the crust for 15 minutes without the toppings.
  • While the crust bakes, prepare the toppings. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil, and then add the sliced onions. Stir occasionally, and let them cook for about 10 minutes. They will slowly start to turn brown, soften, and caramelize. If they start to get too much of a char, just turn the heat down a little bit.
  • During the last 2 minutes of cooking, add the chopped garlic, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir frequently and let the garlic cook for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Soften the goat cheese by placing it in a bowl and microwaving it for 30 seconds. This helps it to be spreadable instead of crumbly.
  • When the pizza is done pre-baking, remove it from the oven and add the toppings. Start by smearing the goat cheese in an even layer all over the top. Then spread the onions out in an even layer over the goat cheese.
  • Put the pizza back in the over for another 15 minutes, until the crust is starting to turn a golden brown color.
  • Remove from the oven, top with the chopped parsley, and serve!


  1. I love your blog and I love this recipe. I’ve cooked it twice in a week. The dough isn’t just sticky – I pour it out of the bowl and spread it with the back of a spoon! However, it crisps up to a wonderful hearty crunchy crust. Also I need to at least double the amount of onions to cover the base – it does make a large pizza -enough for 2 good servings …plus lunch for two….and another snack. I serve this to non GF friends and they love it!

  2. I am going to love stalking your site! THANK YOU!

    I am not gluten free, btw – but I cook for my sister and friends who are and let’s be honest – some GF recipes are puke worthy! Looking forward to making this!!!!

    1. Hi Dianne, every once in a while, it will give the subscriber an error message when they enter their information. Try re-entering it when it gives you that error, it usually works when you do that 🙂

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