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Onion and Tomato Pizza-Mayo Clinic Health System

Caramelized Onion & Tomato Pizza

Time Prep: 45 min

Total: 1 hr 18 min

Servings Total: 16 servings


What You Need:

2 large Spanish Onions

1 Tbsp. butter

1 cup Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

½ recipePerfect Parmesan Pizza Dough (recipe and instructions below)

1 ½ cups Finely Shredded Italian Five Cheese Blend

2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced

½ cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves


Perfect Parmesan Pizza Dough

Prep: 15 min

Total: 30 min

Servings: 4 crusts

What you need:

5 cups flour, divided

1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

1 tsp. fast rising yeast

½ tsp. salt

2 cups cold water

¼ cup olive oil

Make Perfect Parmesan Pizza Dough:

Mix 4 cups flour, cheese, yeast and salt in large bowl. Add water and oil; stir until mixture forms soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface 5 min. or until smooth and elastic, gradually adding remaining flour.

Cut dough into 4 pieces; (each piece is enough for a 12 inch pizza). Spray each piece with cooking spray. If using immediately, cover desired number of dough pieces loosely with plastic wrap; let stand 15 min.

Place each remaining dough piece in separate resealable freezer weight plastic bag that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Seal bags; refrigerate up to 2 days or freeze up to 3 months



Make Caramelized Onions and Tomato Pizza:

Cook onions in butter in large skillet on medium high heat 15 to 20 minutes or until onions are tender, stirring occasionally. Add dressing; cook on medium heat 10 min. or until onions are caramelized; spirring occasionally. Cool completely

Heat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Press Perfect Parmesan Pizza Dough onto bottom of 15x10x1 inch pan sprayed with cooking spray

Let stand 10 min. Top with onions, cheese and tomatoes. Bake on bottom rack 17 to 18 min. or until crust is golden brown

Tear Basil; sprinkle over pizza


Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Shredded Italian Five Cheese blend

Fresh Basil Leaves






Cherry Tomatoes


Parmesan Cheese

Fast Rising Yeast

Salt-Olive Oil





Total fat


Saturated fat

3 g


15 mg


280 mg


19 g

Dietary fiber

1 g


3 g


7 g

Vitamin A


Vitamin C

4 %DV


15 %DV


6 %DV




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