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Potato and Caramelized Onion Pizza

Potato and Caramelized Onion Pizza

Potato and Caramelized Onion Pizza

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Course Appetizers and Snacks, Main Dish
Calories 4670 kcal


Pizza and Toppings

  • 2 pizza crusts (see pizza crust ingredients and instructions)
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp water (*if needed)
  • 3 medium red potatoes sliced very thin
  • 3 oz mild gruyere cheese
  • 1 tbsp rosemary

Pizza Crust

  • 2 cups water lukewarm
  • 1 packet instant dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4-5 cups flour
  • dusting cornmeal for dusting of pan or peel


Pizza Crust

  • Stir together water, sugar and yeast. Let proof.
  • Add salt, olive oil and gradually 4 - 4 1/2 cups flour.
  • Knead in as much flour in order to feel not too sticky. Let rest about an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees with stone positioned on lowest rack.
  • Divide into four or five sections. Roll out on floured surface.
  • Transfer to a peel covered in cornmeal. Poke small holes throughout.
  • Slide pizza dough disc onto hot preheated stone.
  • After two minutes of baking, open oven and poke dough to release any air pockets that have formed.
  • Let dough bake for approximately two more minutes.
  • Transfer to peel.

Pizza Toppings

  • Begin by caramelizing the onions. Slice the onions into 1/8-inch slices.
  • Place in a pan (cast iron is recommended) and add the butter and olive oil.
  • Cook on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  • As the onions release their water and begin to caramelize, adjust the temperature to avoid burning them, but keep them cooking at a steady pace.
  • Continue to check on the onions about every five minutes or so, and stir and scrape the bottom of your plan to release all of the "bits" that build up on the bottom.
  • *You may choose to add a tablespoon or two of water to the onions toward the end of your cooking time to deglaze the pan.
  • When the onions become the consistency of jam and turn a dark blond color they are ready. The whole process takes about 45-60 minutes.
  • While the onions are caramelizing, place the thinly sliced potatoes on the par-baked pizza crusts and sprinkle the rosemary on top of the potatoes.
  • Once the onions are ready, place them onto the pizza and then top each pizza with the cheese (you could shred the cheese, or add in slices for a more rustic look).


  • Place the topped pizzas into a 350-degree oven for aobut 10 to 12 minutes until the potatoes have softened and the cheese is fully melted.


This recipe makes four to five pizza crusts. If only two pizzas are desired, the other two or three pizza discs can be stored after cooling in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, or frozen for a quick, easy homemade pizza.
If you do not have a peel and stone you can bake the crust on cookie sheets and should have good results.


Calories: 4670kcalCarbohydrates: 799gProtein: 127gFat: 103gSaturated Fat: 44gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 11521mgPotassium: 887mgFiber: 30gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 1117IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 901mgIron: 46mg
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