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Recipe: Prosciutto and caramelized onion pizza

Posted March 31

Prosciutto and caramelized onion pizza

I can thank my father-in-law, an amazing home cook, for this idea. I make a lot of homemade pizza at my house - with homemade crust and, usually, homemade sauce.

When I picked up some prosciutto on sale a few weeks ago (thus the kiwi and prosciutto recipe the other week), he recommended I try it on pizza with some caramelized onions.

I have eaten caramelized onions by the spoonful. Slow cooking onions with a little butter or oil and broth can pull out some amazing and sweet flavors. Combine that sweetness with the saltiness of the prosciutto and you've got a hit. If prosciutto isn't in your budget, this would taste good with some ham, bacon, sausage or other veggies. All you need is some mozarella and Parmesan cheese to bump up the flavor and you've got a great dish.

Prosciutto and Caramelized Onion Pizza

  • Enough pizza dough for two pizzas (I rely on this recipe)
  • Caramelized onions (I follow Kitchn.com's great instructions on how to do this. Be sure to make two to three onions at the time so you can use them later. You won't need all of them for your pizza).
  • 6 ounces of prosciutto
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil

Preheat oven to 450.

Get your pizza dough ready for two pizzas and place each pizza on a cookie sheet. Drizzle some olive oil across your pizzas. Then sprinkle the dough with some Parmesan cheese. Put two cups of mozzarella cheese on top of each of your pizzas. Then top with onions and prosciutto. Put as much or as little as you'd like.

Bake each pizza for about 15 minutes each. Serve!

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