recipe: caramelized onion pizza

October 8th, 2010

This recipe is easy-peezy.  It’s so easy, in fact, that it almost feels like cheating to post it here.

See, I’m not above using store-bought ingredients in a pinch, and this is the kind of thing you can get home from work and whip up on a weeknight, or throw together from a few ingredients when you haven’t had time to grocery shop.  And there’s a place for recipes like that in every kitchen, even mine.

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Caramelized Onion Pizza Recipe

2 tsp olive oil
2 shallots, peeled, thinly sliced
6 ounces store-bought pizza dough (or try my recipe here)
1/2 cup store-bought pizza sauce
1 cup grated mozzarella
Freshly ground pepper


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

In a medium size saute pan, add the olive oil, salt, pepper and shallots over medium heat.  Cook until the onions are well browned, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring often, and then remove them from the heat.

On a lightly floured surface, stretch or roll the dough as thinly as possible, about 14 to 15-inch circle.  Evenly spread the pizza sauce over the dough.  Sprinkle with the mozzarella and caramelized onions.  Bake until the pizza crust is nicely browned, about 12 to 14 minutes.

Remove pizza from the oven, transfer to a cutting board, cut into slices and serve immediately.

Tags: food · main dishes

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 julie @ rosy + tart // Oct 8, 2010 at 5:58 am

    That looks heavenly! I LOVE caramelized onions on pizza… looks like I know what the hubs will be having next week. πŸ™‚

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  • 3 Sara // Oct 8, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Ooooooo caramelized onions are one of my favorites!! This would be fantastic on a recipe I have for whole wheat rosemary pizza dough. Yum!!

  • 4 Katy // Oct 8, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Sara — Homemade whole wheat rosemary dough sounds ZOMG INCREDIBLE.  There are definitely some things you can’t accomplish with store-bought ingredients!

  • 5 sweeter salt // Oct 8, 2010 at 8:06 am

    I love making pizza at home, so easy and you can really get creative. This summer I was OBSESSED with grilling pizza (seen here:

    Tastes like brick oven. So. so. good.


  • 6 Joanne // Oct 8, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I’m pretty sure you can never go wrong with caramelized onions.  they just make everything about life better!  Love this pizza.

  • 7 Melissa // Oct 8, 2010 at 11:36 am

    This looks easy and delicious.  I’m trying it tonight!

  • 8 Kristen // Oct 8, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Now I want pizza.  Right now.

  • 9 mica // Oct 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    looks really yummy! i love caramelized onions… thanks for the recipe sharing πŸ™‚

  • 10 laura // Oct 9, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    i love pizza’s! Yummy pizza’s everyone! πŸ™‚ cheers!

  • 11 Kate // Oct 10, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Looks awesome! We have been doing a lot of homemade pizza here as well. It tastes SOOOO much better! Adding in fresh herbs to the sauce can make all the difference too.

  • 12 Vanessa // Oct 10, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    I am obsessed with pizza and this sounds so good!

  • 13 Sophia // Oct 11, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I’ve seen so many recipes lately for pizzas! So far, I think yours must be the best! The other one I really like is Mexican Pizza. What do you think? Thanks again for sharing this delicious pizza recipe!

  • 14 sterling style // Oct 11, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    omg this looks good! Why am I so freaking hungry today!

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