Friday, September 3, 2010

Grilled Sweet Onion and Cheddar Pizza (Woman's Day Month)

Grilled Sweet Onion and Cheddar Pizza
* Active Time: 6 minutes
* Total Time: 25 minutes

Recipe Ingredients

o 1 tube (13.8 oz) refrigerated pizza crust
o 1 sweet, medium onion, sliced 1⁄2 in. thick
o Nonstick spray
o 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
o 11⁄4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
o Garnish: chopped parsley

Recipe Preparation

1. Heat outdoor grill. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil. Unroll dough on foil; press into a 16 x 10-in. rectangle. Coat dough and onion with nonstick spray.

2. Grill onion 10 minutes, turning slices as needed, until tender. Remove; cut bite-size. Invert dough on grill; peel off foil. Grill 1 minute until bottom is lightly browned. Turn crust over and spread with sauce; top with onion and cheese. Cover and grill 2 minutes until cheese melts; remove. Sprinkle with parsley; cut in 12 pieces.

My Experience:
The Process-
Okay so, I guess I am breaking my own rules, or not learning from my mistakes because if I had read this recipe all the way through earlier today, i would have gone and gotten gas for the barbecue.  But I don't like propane grills anyway, I prefer charcoal cooked food and we gave that grill away.

So, I went ahead and made this pizza in the oven and just sauteed the onions again beforehand.  I also made the pizza dough from scratch because it was like $12 at the store and I thought that was pretty ridiculous.  In addition to this, I added oregano, basil and mozzarella cheese baked into the crust- my own attempt at stuffed crust, that sadly didn't turn out as well as I had hoped.

When it was finished cooking, I also added some tomatoes from our garden, because no pizza is complete without fresh, uncooked tomatoes on top!

The Result-

The pizza was very, very good!  My mouth is watering for another piece but I'm just too full to eat more.  I served it with some of the leftover salad from yesterday (sans salmon, we're saving it for another day) and it was really delicious!

Being from New York, I am a huge pizza critic but also a huge fan of it when done right.  I would have to say this pizza was pretty much perfect, I only wish I had more mozzarella to add to it, and fresh basil  could have put with it.  Love basil!

My husband, not as much of a pizza lover and a little disappointed at the lack of meat still said that today's pizza was pretty good, and better than yesterday's dinner.  I would give this recipe overall a four!  Very good!

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