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Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese & Arugula Pizza

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Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese & Arugula Pizza

Mmmmmmmmm, pizza! This is an easy-to-prepare and tasty pizza, perfect for enjoying on a relaxing Friday night with some good teevee (hello, Gossip Girl) and a glass of wine.

The secret to this pizza is caramelizing your onions very slllloooooooowwwwwwwwllllly, so that all of the natural sweetness has a chance to come out.  You don’t have to use any special onions, whatever you have on hand…

Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese & Arugula Pizza

…I used two plain ole yellow onions and one shallot. They started out looking like this…

Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese & Arugula Pizza

…And 45 minutes later, they looked like this…

Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese & Arugula Pizza

…Right at the end, I added a shot of balsamic – the tartness both balances and enhances the natural sweetness of the onions. Top your pizza crust with the onions and some blue cheese (I used Great Hill Blue, one of my local faves)…

Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese & Arugula Pizza

Pop it in a hot oven for a few minutes, until the cheese has started to melt, and then top the pizza with arugula tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake for a few more minutes. You’ll know it’s done when everything is melted, golden-brown and delicious!

Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese & Arugula Pizza

Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese & Arugula Pizza

  • 2-3 onions
  • Butter or olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Pizza dough or crust
  • 2-3 oz. of blue cheese
  • 2 handfuls of fresh arugula
  • Salt & pepper

Caramelize the onions – slice and cook over low heat with 1-2 tbsps. of butter or oil until they are dark brown and sweet, mine took about 45 minutes.  About three minutes before they are finished, add 1 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar.
Top your pizza crust with the onions and blue cheese.  Bake for 5 minutes in a 550 degree oven.  In the meantime, toss the arugula with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Top the pizza with the arugula and bake for another 5 -10 minutes.  Slice and enjoy!

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Author: Marianne Gries

Hi my name is Marianne Gries, welcome to Art is the Handmaid of Human Good. I use this space to write about and share pictures of things that interest me. That includes my life in Lowell, my bike commutes, the food I cook and eat, the beer I drink, my dogs, home improvement projects, vacations, knitting, and interesting things and places I see and visit. Thanks for stopping by!

3 thoughts on “Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese & Arugula Pizza

  1. I have to make this. Which pizza dough recipe do you use? I have a very hard time getting it to work out well.

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