Archive for ‘Pizza’

August 11, 2011

Roasted Garlic, Carmelized Onion and Arugula Pizza

 

This pizza is delicious as a main course, a side or an appetizer.  It has very few ingredients that give it just enough flavor.  The arugula adds a slight peppery taste to the sweet taste of the carmelized onions and roasted garlic.  Pizza allows you to be as creative as you want.  I love to make a variety of different kinds.  For this pizza, I used a Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough.  You can find it in a can at the grocery.  Pizza dough in a can is a good item to keep on hand.  You can pull it out anytime, top it with some leftover meats, vegetables and cheese and dinner is ready!    

 

Roasted Garlic, Carmelized Onion and Arugula Pizza

1 can Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough

1 bulb garlic

3 T. plus 1 tsp. olive oil

2 medium vidalia onions, thinly sliced

1 T. brown sugar

4 oz. Gruyere cheese

1 1/2 c. arugula

 

Cut garlic about 1/4 in. from top of bulb.  Cover it with 1 tsp. olive oil and wrap in foil.  Bake at 400 for 35 minutes or until soft to touch. 

In skillet over medium heat, heat 1 T. olive oil.  Add thinly sliced onions and cook for 8 minutes.  Add 1 T. brown sugar and continue cooking until carmelized and soft, stirring often.

Place dough onto pizza pan.  Bake dough at 400 for 5 minutes.  Remove dough from oven and spread 2 T. olive oil onto dough.  Squeeze garlic from each clove onto dough and spread evenly.  Top with carmelized vidalia onions.  Sprinkle cheese evenly on top of onions and garlic.  Bake at 400 for about 8 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust begins to brown.  Remove from oven and top with the arugula.  Serve!      

Enjoy!