Ultimate California Moon Doggie Pizza

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This pizza has a pesto sauce base with chicken, artichokes, goat cheese, and sun dried tomatoes. My husband and I fell in love with it when we ate at an Ultimate California Pizza joint while on vacation. I doubt we will ever see a location near us so I created this very similar version. In the summer, I love to make this one on the grill.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 prepared pizza crust
  • 14 cup pesto sauce
  • 6 ounces grilled chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1 (6 ounce) jarquartered marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • 13 cup sun-dried tomato packed in oil, drained and chopped
  • 2 ounces garlic and herb goat cheese
  • 1 12 cups shredded pizza cheese, blend
  • roasted garlic-flavored olive oil, for brushing the crust


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Brush the crust (especially the edge) with roasted garlic oil.
  3. Evenly spread the crust with pesto.
  4. Equally distribute and layer the chicken, artichokes, tomatoes, and goat cheese.
  5. Top with shredded cheese.
  6. Bake in the oven until cheese has melted and lightly browned, approximately 10 minutes.
  7. I've used store bought crusts (like Boboli) and homemade ones with equal success (whole wheat). I use a pizza stone in the oven but especially like the times that I have cooked the pizza on the grill. It adds a great smoky flavor.


Most Helpful

I loved this and my pesto hating boyfriend even enjoyed it hahahaa. Used home made pesto Recipe #49909 and home infused oil Recipe #246348 . I loved how crispy the crust came up and the flavours were great. For the cheese I managed to get my hands on some goats fetta, marinaded in herbs, yum!

Satyne July 28, 2013

Great pizza! I grilled my chicken the night before when I was grilling a steak so it was ready to go when I came home from work. Loved everything about the pizza! I didn't have garlic flavored olive oil, so I roasted a head of garlic and squished the paste on the crust. Garlicky goodness! Thanks for sharing! Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag game.

breezermom May 06, 2013

Great pizza. We loved it with a Mediterranean salad. I did use basil oil instead of pesto and feta as I had no goat's cheese.

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