Sunday, April 19, 2009

Caramelized Onion Pizza

Today it is so easy to find many different types of pizza, but I have trouble with trying non-traditional items on pineapple or buffalo chicken wings. We usually make or buy pizza that has little on it. Maybe some mushrooms, peppers and once in awhile sausage. We also like "white pizza". This has a distinctly wonderful garlic flavor, so all of you better be eating it if you make it!! I have experimented a bit with the white pizza and one of our favorites is with carmelized onions and sundried tomatoes. I usually just sprinkle Romano cheese over it, but have spread some ricotta mixed with dried basil before putting the onions and tomatoes on top, and that is really good.
I will say that people have used their imaginations when it comes to pizza toppings today. One of these days, I will branch out and take a bite of pineapple pizza and see what I think! But for now, if you need a quick Sunday afternoon meal, try this with a hearty bowl of lentil soup or a romaine salad.

Carmelized Onion Pizza
2 large sweet onions, halved through cores and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried)
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ cup pitted sliced black olives
1 cup grated Romano cheese
1 12-inch pre-made thin sliced pizza shell
½-3/4 cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes (I used the ones packed in oil)
Shredded mozzarella cheese

In a large deep nonstick skillet over medium heat, stir together sliced onions, oil, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook onions down and add garlic. Cook onions, stirring often until soft and very tender and they start to get golden.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place pizza crust on a baking sheet or pizza pan. Brush with olive oil and place in oven for about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese, leaving a 1-inch border. Spread onion/tomato mixture over the cheese. Sprinkle with the olives and sprinkle top with Romano cheese. Bake about 10 minutes or until cheeses are melted and crust is brown. Cut into slices and serve.


  1. Your caramelized onion pizza sounds right up our alley! YUMM YUMM!!

    It took me years to try pineapple pizza. I like it and will order it once in a while, but I'm more traditional.

  2. Oh, how I love caramelized onions on just about anything, pizza included!! I love that you have sundried tomatoes on here, too. Yum! I've made one with just the onions and some good blue cheese...HEAVEN! I only recently sampled my first Hawaiian pizza, which is ham and pineapple. It was surprisingly good!

  3. Caramelized onions are one of my favorites. Pair that with sun dried tomatoes and pizza.. Heaven on a plate!

  4. This looks fantastic! I love making homemade pizza and I am so into anything with caramelized onions these days, so this is a must-do for me! Great!

  5. Love all of the onions. Wow Looks great.

  6. I love the sweetness of carmelized onions, and that would be a great addition to pizza! Great idea!


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