This pizza is one of my wife’s favorites. It does take a little bit of time to made the roasted garlic and caramelized onions, but that can be done ahead of time. Roasted garlic and caramelized onions have a million uses. I love roasted garlic baked in to a crusty homemade loaf of bread, and caramelized onions make a great topping for hot dogs and hamburgers.
This pizza is a great way to add an adult twist to a meal that is often thought of as something for the kids. You can use the same recipe for the crust and sauce and substitute for other vegetable (or leave them off all together) for the kiddos.
I have to admit this recipe came from my mother-in-law, although I don't know where she got it from originally. I like it primarily because it is easy and fast.
- 5 Cups Flour
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- 3 Envelopes Dry Yeast
- 2 Cups Water
- 2 tbsp Kosher Salt
Add all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on low until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined and dough ball is formed.
Increase the speed of the mixer to medium. Let the dough knead until it can be stretched thin enough to you can see light through it without tearing it.
Put the dough in a greased bowl and cover with a towel. Allow to rise until the dough doubles in size.
Preheat your oven to 500°F. If you have a pizza stone place it in the oven before you the oven is hot.
Take a dough ball and roll it in to a thin to the size you desire and place on a pizza screen or pan. Spread on sauce, cheese, and toppings and bake until the crust is golden.
This is a super easy recipe, Feel free to adjust to your particular taste.
- 1 8 oz Can Tomato Sauce
- 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Tsp Onion Powder
- 1 Tsp Black Pepper
- 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 Tsp Red Paper Flake Optional if you like some heat
Combine all ingredients and stir thoroughly to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes to allow the spices to hydrate and the flavors to come together.
- 1 Head Garlic
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Slice off the top of the head of the garlic, exposing the top of all of the garlic cloves.
Put the garlic on a large piece of aluminum foil, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
Wrap the garlic in the foil and bake until the clove are golden brown and soft enough to be easily squeezed from the paper, about an hour.
A great topping for burger, pizza, or a hot dog. It can also be added to mayo or yogurt to make a dip.
- 6 Large Onions Sliced
- 3 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Butter Substitute more olive oil for a dairy free version
- Salt and Pepper To taste
Add all ingredients to a large saute pan and place over low heat.
Cook, stirring regularly, until the onions are soft and a deep golden brown. It they start to brown too fast, lower the heat.
For a healthier gluten free option check out Rachel’s take on pizza: Pizza Challenge! (the Rachel version)