Have a date or important meeting tomorrow? Then DON’T make this pizza.
I’m getting into the swing of things now that we are all moved in, and by swing of things I mean something for dinner other than whatever noodle with sauce concoction I can squeeze out of my dwindling pantry supply. I’m a huge Napoletana style pizza fan. I love a thin crunchy crust with a minimal amount of choice ingredients. I’m not a fan of 2 inches of cheese hiding the flavor of crappy pepperoni on a 3 inch thick doughy crust (UNLESS I’m hungover – that’s a whole other taste profile). This pizza topping combo is easy to make and all ingredients can be prepared earlier in the day if you plan to make it for dinner. You of course need some time for your dough to rise, so keep that in mind. Please check out my easy easy pizza dough here. Double or triple the recipe depending on how many pies you want.
Roasted Onion & Garlic Parmesan Pizza
2 Medium Thin-Crust Pizzas
2 large yellow onions
1 bulb of garlic
Parmesan cheese (the real stuff)
Olive oil or Garlic Con Fit
Red pepper flakes
Salt n’ pepper
Follow pizza dough directions here.
Heat oven to 425 degrees. If you have a pizza stone let it heat up for at least 10 minutes. Cut onions in half and chop the top off of the garlic bulb.
On a cookie sheet drizzle both with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Turn onions chopped side down, leave garlic chopped side up. Place in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes. You’re house will smell amazing! Remove and let cool.
Squeeze garlic cloves out of their casings and crush/smear them with a knife. Chop onions into bite sized pieces and set aside.
Roll out dough. Place dough on parchment paper with a light dusting of cornmeal. Brush entire crust with olive oil or garlic con fit. Smear the roasted garlic onto the crust and lightly sprinkle some of the cheese.
Add onions and oregano. Top with finely grated cheese, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper.
Bake for 8 – 10 minutes or until you have the desired browning you like. The crust will be cracker like and crispy around the edges.
Top with arugula and drizzle with olive oil – and then? Enjoy! … … warning!!! do NOT go on a date the next day.