Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza

Growing up, ordering take out was a rarity. Chinese or subs would be ordered in a bind but my dad has the amazing ability to turn the contents of a seemingly barren fridge into a delicious meal. In his mind, putting together a pizza is easy enough to do on a Friday night but also delicious enough to serve when friends visit.

Homemade pizza always tastes better than take-out if you use the right dough and is absolutely healthier! Pizza gets a bad rap as a fat-laden, carb trap. With whole grain dough, well-chosen cheese, and lots of fresh veggies, it is a meal that I eat nearly once a week.

This is a combo I tried the other night and I will absolutely make it again. I intended to make a white pizza but at the last moment had a hankering for tomatoes. I spooned sauce around the crust (I may have lifted a few pieces of mozzarella to slip some tomato underneath ;)) and it was such a good last minute decision!

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole grain pizza dough (Trader Joe’s 100% whole wheat is delicious)
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese (or about 1/2 cup shredded)
  • 4 oz soft goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350*.
  • Roll out the dough and place onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Tap the entire surface lightly with a fork. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat a large pan over medium heat and add about a teaspoon of olive oil. Add the sliced onions and allow to slowly caramelize (about 12 minutes).
  • Remove the dough from the oven. Spread the sauce over the dough and add the caramelized onions. Next add the mozzarella and crumble the goat cheese on top.
  • Bake for another 15 minutes or until the mozzarella has fully melted and browned slightly.

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