Today it is so easy to find many different types of pizza, but I have trouble with trying non-traditional items on mine...like 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.