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