Saturday, April 11, 2015

Gorgonzola Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Basil (12-inch)

I created this pizza to replicate a slice I enjoyed at a pizzeria in the Philadelphia suburbs.

I was pleased that my version turned out every bit as good as the restaurant slice that I so fondly remembered.


1 Basic All-Purpose Pizza Crust (12-inch) or Thin Pizza Crust (12-inch) (or your favorite 12-inch pizza crust)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced into 1/2 rings
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, shredded
1/2 cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prepare the pizza crust and press into a 12-inch pizza pan, or form it into a 12-inch round on a baking sheet, with the edges slightly thicker to contain the toppings.

In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat, and saute the onion for 2 or 3 minutes, until the onion begins to soften. Turn the heat down to low, add the garlic, season with salt and pepper, and cook for another 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion starts to caramelize. Do not let the garlic get brown.

Spread the onion-garlic mixture evenly over the pizza crust. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the shredded mozzarella and the grated Parmesan. Sprinkle evenly with the basil and the gorgonzola. Top it off with the remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden.

Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing

-- 3-4 servings

1 comment:

  1. It sounds fantastic Mary! I can't wait to give it a try next pizza night we have. Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites