I have lunch with my in-laws every once in awhile, and like to try to make something when I stop by. This week I decided to make a pizza, but wanted it to be a bit different than the normal fare they get a Papa Gino’s.
Since I like onion pizza, the combination I settled on combined a sweet onion, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. A bonus to this pizza was that it doesn’t need tomato sauce. Nothing against it mind you, but I like to find combinations where sauce isn’t necessary. In this case the cheese drizzled with oil formed a nice base layer, and the onion, peppers and sun-dried tomatoes made for a nice combination of flavors on top.
The one place I go for simplicity when I make a pizza is to buy a pre-made crust. Shaw’s carries Pillsbury’s Artisan pizza crust, which I like to use. Maybe someday I will go ahead and make my own, but since these are so easy to work with and taste great I’m not sure why I would want to bother. As an added bonus of using a pre-made crust is that Anthony has now learned how easy it is to make a pizza. The other night he was hungry (having missed dinner for baseball practice) so used one of these crusts and then rummaged through the refrigerator and cabinets to find toppings. 15 minutes later he was chowing down on a fresh made pizza…and in fact devoured the entire thing!
Sweet Onion Pizza
- 1 prepared pizza crust
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium sweet onion, sliced (look for one the size of a baseball)
- 6-7 oz jar sun-dried tomato packed in oil, chopped
- 6-7 oz jar roasted peppers, drained and sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (or a handful of cropped fresh basil)
- Salt and pepper
- Heat oven to 425 degrees.
- Place pizza shell on baking sheet.
- Bake shell for 2 minutes then remove from oven
- Sprinkle on the cheese.
- Layer onions on pizza.
- Drizzle with olive oil.
- Top with sun-dried tomatoes and peppers.
- Sprinkle with herbs, salt and pepper.
- Bake until onions just begin to brown, about 10-15 minutes
Adopted from the Sweet Onion Pizza recipe on Food.com