For me it has been quite a challenge to find a simple tasty pizza at any take out pizzeria. Therefore my family has been baking our own pizzas for a very long time. I don’t always have the time to prepare my own dough so I also buy it at our local pizzeria. The dough comes already rolled out on a paper baking sheet and we usually split one pizza in half to create our individual pizzas with the toppings of everybody’s choice.
Pizza with Gorgonzola cheese, caramelized onions, red pepper flakes and almonds was the creation for my pizza half the other night. The sweetness of the onions went perfectly with the sharpness of the Gorgonzola. The pepper flakes added the right amount of spiciness and the crunch of the almonds gave my pizza the ideal finishing touch.
So, create your own version on your next family pizza night or give my pizza with Gorgonzola, caramelized onions, red pepper flakes and almonds a try. I enjoyed it a lot and will be baking it again very soon.
Makes one large Pizza. Serves 3-4.
* organic olive oil
* 1/8 cup butter
* 2 large Vidalia onions, thinly sliced (I used yellow onions)
* 2 teaspoons sugar
* 1 (10 ounce) package refrigerated pizza (I purchase fresh dough at our local pizzeria)
* 1 pound Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
* 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
* 1/4 cup sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Grease a pizza pan or cookie sheet.
In a large saute pan, melt butter over medium heat. Saute onions in butter until the onions are soft and dark brown, approximately 25 minutes. Stir in sugar, and continue cooking for 1 or 2 more minutes.
Press out the dough to desired thickness on the pizza pan. Glaze with olive oil, spread onions evenly over the dough, and top with crumbled Gorgonzola, pepper flakes and almonds.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes (in the center of the oven), or until the crust is crispy and completely baked through (there is nothing worse than a pizza crust that is mushy and under baked).