Goat Cheese, Beet and Jalapeño Flatbread

This is my healthier at-home version of our beloved Bo-Beau Kitchen flatbread: goat cheese, beet and jalapeño. AKA three things you wouldn’t really think to put together.

But, this unique flatbread combination is so right.

unique goat cheese flatbread recipe: goat cheese, beet and jalapeño flatbread

The component that helps bring everything together is a sweet onion-tomato spread. To make this, all I did was heat one large diced sweet onion on the stovetop, liberally seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper. After about 5 minutes, I stirred in three tablespoons of tomato paste, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and removed from the heat.  

chopped onions

Next, I went to work on the dough. I’d love to say I made it from scratch, but this came from a package and it was delightful. You can make yours from scratch if you’re fancy like that -this is the best pizza dough recipe and I also love the Bob’s Red Mill mixes- but if you need a little head start, I’m right there with ya. 



Next, spread your onion sauce on top plus a soft crumbled cheese of choice. (I went with a container of goat cheese.)

Top with sliced steamed beets,

flatbread with beets

hard shredded cheese (used Manchego), and sliced fresh jalapeños.

grating manchego

Bake according to your dough’s specifications and top with crushed red pepper.

goat cheese flatbread

goat cheese flatbread in the oven

Unique goat cheese flatbread recipe: beet, goat cheese, jalapeño flatbread

Goat Cheese Flatbread Recipe

Recreating this Bo-Beau Kitchen recipe was a little more challenging because my menu was clouded by the extreme foodgasm experience. The good news is that it tastes remarkably similar to our favorite restaurant version, albeit a little healthier. It’s easy, delightful, and especially fantastic with a glass of red 😉



Goat Cheese, Beet and Jalapeño Flatbread

A unique combo of ingredients to create a slightly sweet, bold side dish. Serve with a chopped veggie salad for a wonderful dinner option, or use as an appetizer or side dish.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 8 1x



For the onion spread

  • 1 large sweet onion, finely diced
  • Salt, pepper and olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

For the flatbread

  • -1 batch of your favorite pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)
  • -1 container soft cheese of choice (I like goat cheese)
  • -Hard cheese of choice, grated (manchego is my fave)
  • -4 large beets, steamed and sliced
  • -Fresh jalapeño slices
  • -Crushed red pepper


  1. 1. To make the onion spread, season the onion well with olive oil, salt and pepper on the stovetop. Saute for five minutes before adding the tomato paste and sugar. Remove from heat.
  2. 2. Preheat the oven according to your pizza dough’s specifications. Oil and flour a pizza stone or large baking sheet before spreading out your dough.
  3. 3. Poke the dough with a fork a few times before adding the tomato spread. Use a spatula to spread well.
  4. 4. Add your soft crumbled cheese, the beet slices, the hard grated cheese and jalapeño.
  5. 5. Bake according to your dough’s specifications.
  6. 6. Top with crushed red pepper before serving.


  • Serving Size: 4

This goat cheese flatbread recipe is my version of our beloved Bo-Beau Kitchen flatbread: goat cheese, beet and jalapeño. Unexpected and so good! fitnessista.com

Let me know if you give it a try!



What’s your all-time favorite pizza combo? Like any interesting toppings?

Another one of our faves is this Three As pizza 🙂

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  1. RachelG on August 5, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Yum!!! This reminds me of a recipe I just saw The High Priestess of Excitement Giada create…it was a goat cheese and fig crostini and looked like a bit of heaven. 🙂

  2. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on August 5, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Goat cheese is amazing! This flatbread looks so delicious!

  3. Sophie on August 5, 2014 at 7:53 am

    This looks amazing! Goats cheese was a fab choice – i’ll definitely have to try it out!

  4. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on August 5, 2014 at 8:05 am

    That TJ’s goat cheese is my favorite!!

    This pizza looks amazing. I love all sorts of different combos. New Haven, CT kind of opened my eyes to pizza (or apizza as they call it) and introduced me to so many good kinds. I love Bar’s mashed potato pizza! Omg so good!

  5. Jessica on August 5, 2014 at 8:05 am

    This looks like what my dreams are made of! However my boyfriend hates beets. Do you have any ideas on a good replacement for beets?

  6. Lucie@FitSwissChick on August 5, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I love goatcheese in pizza – it’s the best!!

  7. kristin on August 5, 2014 at 9:46 am

    i love beets but have never thought to pair them with jalapenos. yum!

  8. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on August 5, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Yum! This looks delicious and reminds me that I need to figure out what is on tap for dinner tonight.

  9. Laura @FitMamaLove on August 5, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I’ve never thought of putting beets on a pizza before! Sounds strange, but I’m intrigued.

  10. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on August 5, 2014 at 10:52 am

    I love making my own flatbreads. Unfortunately, goat cheese is not one cheese I love to eat. It has a very strong taste. I could substitute feta though!

  11. Courtney Bentley on August 5, 2014 at 11:09 am

    OMG this looks AMAZING! xoC

  12. Jill on August 5, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Great grating pic! 🙂 You’re right, wouldn’t have thought of putting those topping together, but it does look pretty great!

  13. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl on August 5, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    This is super creative and sounds deeeelicious!! I have been wanting to try cooking with beets, so this would be the perfect recipe to do it with.

  14. London @ London, Like the City on August 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Don’t think I’ve ever had beets on pizza/flatbread…I’m intrigued!!

  15. Leslee @ Her Happy Balance on August 5, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    I love arugala on a pizza. Add some prosciutto and maybe a little ricotta and I’m set.

  16. Christina on August 5, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Wow, I thought the beets were pepperoni haha…that looks delicious and so much healthier than pepperoni 😉

  17. Laura @ She Eats Well on August 5, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Goat cheese and beets are like PB and J in my mind – the best combo. But I LOVE spicy so I welcome the jalapenos in this – so creative!

  18. Sarah on August 5, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Do you deliver??? 😉

  19. kristen | ok, enjoy. on August 5, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    This sounds delicious! I love the idea of adding exactly the toppings you want to a pizza (I’m looking at you, beets). But I’ve still been too intimidated to try making the dough from scratch.

  20. Domi @ Eat, Pray, Lift on August 5, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    As if you could ever go wrong with carbs and cheese… 😉 Yes puhhlease!

  21. Julie on August 5, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    I love this! I’m not a big fan of beets but I don’t hate them either.

  22. Alex @ Kenzie Life on August 5, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Ooh this looks awesome! My favorite pizza topping combo is pineapple and green bell pepper. I love it!

  23. Jennifer Tu on August 6, 2014 at 8:46 am

    This looks delicious! My personal fav is grilled peaches, arugula, garlic, caramelized onions with prosciutto & goat cheese. It is truly DIVINE!!!

  24. Fancy on August 16, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Hey Gina! The recipe u linked to for the pizza crust says it calls for bread flour? Is that a certain type of flour or can you use whole wheat, white, etc.? Thank you so much 🙂 I would love to make this tonight!!!

    • Fitnessista on August 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      i’ve used brown rice flour and it worked well (a little chewy, but still good). spelt would be a good option too!

  25. Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More on August 18, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    This pizza recipe is screaming my name! It will be served at my house this weekend. Thanks!

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