If you aren’t going to a big party this year have a little one instead! Pizza is a go to for the super bowl and here is a pizza you will not soon forget. Caramelized Onion Pizza. It is sweet, salty, absolutely delicious, and pretty easy to make. I have to give credit to my mother-in-law for this recipe. I don’t know where she got it, but it has to be one of my favorite things to eat.
- 5-6 onions sliced and caramelized
- 3-4 tablespoons of goat cheese
- 1-2 slices of prosciutto, thinly sliced
- pizza dough
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Olive oil, for the pizza crust
- Cornmeal, for dusting the pizza stone
You caramelize the onions, by heating a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet, season with salt and pepper, and wait for them to cook down and get very golden brown in color. You can do this step ahead of time and save in a container in the fridge. I simply buy a ball of pizza dough from our local pizza place. It costs 3 dollars and is so much better and easier than making it from scratch. I then pre-heat my stone in the oven while it comes up to temperature usually about 425 degrees. You sprinkle cornmeal on the surface of the stone, toss your dough into as close of a circular shape as you can get, plop the dough on the stone, spread olive oil over the surface and pile the ingredients on top. I usually go onions, cheese, and then sprinkle on the ham. I have also used bacon in a pinch, but the prosciutto is really a flavor without a proper substitute. Cook it for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
So, give it a try. You can use it for a super bowl date night, you can take it to a party, or make it in an appetizer size by placing the topping on slices of baguette and putting those in the oven to heat up. If you are going to drink beer with it my recommendation would be Stella Artois. If you like it, and I know you will, you can thank my mother-in-law who originally made this awesome treat!