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Caramelized Red Onion Pizza Recipe

Caramelized Red Onion Pizza
UnBaked Caramelized Red Onion Pizza

Looking for a vegetarian main course? Try this Caramelized Red Onion Pizza.  I made it last night for dinner and the leftovers at lunch today were just as good.   It is moist and full-flavored without any high-calorie layer of cheese – just a hint of feta on top of a mound of sweet, caramelized red onions.  the Swiss chard cooks down nicely once baked.  Use your favorite pizza dough recipe.  I made my pizza dough with my bread machine (here’s a link to the exact same bread machine that I have) – using whole wheat flour, of course.  To save time and mess, don’t bother to roll out the pizza dough – simply spread it out in your ungreased pizza pan with your fingers.   For a twist, try putting some corn meal on the pizza pan first to add some nice texture.

I guarantee you will love the gourmet look of this pizza as much as your guests will love the taste.

  • 1 t. olive oil
  • 3 large red onions, thinly sliced (28 oz.)
  • 1 T. pure maple syrup or light brown sugar
  • 1 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 t. dried basil
  • 2 c. Marinara Sauce
  • 4 c. shredded Swiss chard or spinach (4 oz.)
  • 1/2 c. slivered fresh basil
  • 1/2 c. feta cheese, crumbled (2.5 oz.)
  • 1/2 t. dried oregano
  • 1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper

In a large  nonstick saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add the onions and saute, stirring frequently, for 9-10 minutes, or until caramelized to a deep golden brown and soft.  Stir in the maple syrup, vinegar, and basil.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Spread the marinara sauce over the pizza dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border.  Arrange the Swiss chard on top and top with the onions.  Sprinkle with the basil, feta cheese, oregano, and pepper.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the crust is crisp.  Cut into wedges to serve.

  1. That taste good actually! the vegetable should be sliced in to smaller ones other than that.

    @karyn – I would also probably be buying wheat dough do you have any idea where to I can buy wheat dough online? I’ve already placed an order for the vegetables and the other recipes from organic food delivered.

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