Saturday, August 6, 2011

Caramelized Onion, Spinach, & Bacon White Pizza

I love experimenting with pizza.

This was this weeks pizza experiment and we really enjoyed how it turned out.  John likes more of a marinara pizza with lots of meat and I love well... this.  But we both agreed it was a keeper of a recipe.  In my opinion the onions put this over the top.  Definitely a technique I'll be using again for pizza.

  • Pizza dough (I buy the refrigerated fresh dough from the Publix bakery)
  • 1/3 c. Alfredo sauce
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 head of garlic (about 5-6 cloves), chopped
  • 1 TB butter
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 large handfuls of fresh spinach, chopped
  • 6 slices of bacon, chopped
  • Mozzarella cheese (I used fresh slices but grated would be fine too)
  • 1 TB cornmeal
  • Pan spray
  1. In medium pan melt butter and saute garlic and onions until soft and light brown.  Add sugar and continue to cook until onions become caramelized.  Remove from heat.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F
  3. Spray pan with pan spray and sprinkle with cornmeal.  This will keep dough from sticking to pan.
  4. Place dough in pan and spread Alfredo sauce evenly onto dough.
  5. Spread onions onto Alfredo sauce evenly.
  6. Place chopped spinach onto pizza. 
  7. Cover with mozzarella cheese
  8. In pan you cooked the onions in partially cook the bacon pieces.  They should still be soft but not raw.  This will ensure they will crisp up enough in the oven and be cooked thoroughly.  It also reduces some of the extra fat.  Sprinkle on top of pizza when par-cooked.
  9. Place entire pie in oven and cook for 12-15 minutes or until light brown and melty.
When you're done, it looks something like this.


1 comment:

  1. I'm just clicking through your recipe section to find your potato chip post, and happened upon this lovely item. Hello. I love you, pizza. Will be making this soon! (Megan Grant here.)


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