Red, White, and Green Pizza


I can’t even believe I’m about to say this: I’m sort of tired of cookies.

I feel like I’ve been baking cookies and cakes and more cookies for a week straight, and although I haven’t eaten them all myself, I’ve eaten enough that my teeth want fall out and look for vegetables.

Which, by the way, that basil up there totally counts as a vegetable. Right?

Okay, an herb. But those onions down there…for sure vegetables.


I just can’t eat any more dang cookies. I could probably bake them. Making pretty Christmas themed cookies doesn’t really get old, but I’ll need a taste tester.

And until I find a reliable one of those, I’m making Christmas themed pizza, instead. Heeere ya go.


Red, White, and Green Pizza

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  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes, whizzed through a food processor
  • 2 heads garlic, crushed
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 t dried Italian seasoning
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper

Put the olive oil in a pan and heat over medium high heat. Add the crushed garlic and bloom for about 30 seconds. Then add the rest of the seasoning and the tomatoes. Bring to a low boil for about 10-15 minutes.


  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 T butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 3-4 oz goat cheese
  • handful of basil leaves
  • a few snips of chives

Melt the butter and olive oil together, then add the sliced onions, add a pinch of salt and pepper, and sauté on medium low for about 20 – 30 minutes. Set aside.

Spread the dough out, then put about ⅓ a cup of sauce onto it, add onions and cheese and bake at 500-550 degrees on a baking sheet for about 10 minutes or until bottom of crust is browned.

Let cool slightly, then add the basil and chives.

15 comments on this post.
  1. Lindsay:

    Tired of COOKIES?!? Just kidding, I feel the same way! My littles (I teach wee ones ballet, tap, and jazz) have been gifting me with sweets all week. Which is lovely, but today I just wanted something FRESH and sugar free! We’ll be trying that delightful Christmas pizza soon!

  2. Heather @ Heather's Dish:

    I’m with you: I’ll take pizza over cookies any day of the week!

  3. Cait:

    Haha – I love it! I’m always down with a Katie pizza…they without fail, always leave me craving some.

    And I hear ya on the cookie overload…I’m trying to save all my baking til the very end (or at least until my sister gets home!) so that I don’t do just that…because every single year that’s just what I do!

    Oh and as for the basil…I say, if it’s green, it counts ;)

  4. Bev @ Bev Cooks:

    Girl you know this is my life right here. And WOW, two entire heads of garlic?? I’m in awe.

  5. christina:

    I haven’t had a cookie in so long. I might be over them too. But pizza, not a chance.

  6. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries:

    Lotsa garlic, onion, and goat cheese all in one pizza sounds about perfect to me. I’d easily go for this pizza over cookies right about now!

  7. Alexis @ Hummusapien:

    I know what you mean about the cookies. After making my way through a plate full of every kind of cookie imaginable, I’m ready to get back to my salty roots! This pizza looks great–I love the simple homemade sauce!

  8. Heather @ Better With Veggies:

    I’m not a huge sweets person, so I’m enjoying more savory meals right now too. I love the garlic overload on this, that’s right up my alley. :)

  9. tiffany @dynamics of happy:

    hi katie!
    could i get your input on dogs?

    how did you decide on a german shepherd? is it a family friendly dog?

    the qualities i am considering for a dog are: intelligence, loyalty, loving, and good temper….preferably cute, too :)

    the smartest dogs are supposed to be border collie, german shepherd, and golden retrievers…what are your thoughts on the other breeds?

    thanks so much!! :)

  10. Katie @ Blonde Ambition:

    I am allllll about simple pizzas like this! It looks delicious!

    I have been doing everything I can to avoid cookie overload. I keep making doughs and freezing them…but one of these nights I’m going to bake ‘em all up at once and my kitchen may actually explode with Christmas cookie cheer!

  11. Baking Serendipity:

    Pizza might be the best break from cookies yet. Love this simple one!

  12. Kristy (Sweet Treats & More):

    Ahhh I’m so sick of cookies I could die. Must make pizza tomorrow:)

  13. Joelle (on a pink typewriter):

    I could use one of these delivered riiiight about now.

  14. Kelly:

    YUM!! I think having pizza with you and Adrienne would be on the top of my list! :)

  15. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets:

    I’m so with you on the cookies thing. My teeth hurt, and I’ve had enough. Despite the freezing temps and heaping amounts of snow, I’m drinking fruit smoothies because I all want is fruit and veggies. Now if only I could find someone to cook and prepare them for me because those cookies zapped my energy.
    By the way, the basil looks beautiful!