Monday, November 14, 2011

Caramelized Onion & Prosciutto Pizza

As soon as my friend Katie posted this recipe on her blog, courtesy of The Pioneer Woman, I knew I had to make it. In case you didn't know, John just loves prosciutto. I think I told you that when I shared story of our engagement in my post about Toasted Prosciutto & Mozzarella.

Anyhoo, I decided to make this for lunch on Sunday, thinking it would be a nice change up while John watched Captain America. Not only was this super simple to make, but it tasted delicious. John quickly ate half the pizza, while my self-control kept me at two pieces...and then another an hour later. I couldn't help it.

This is the perfect blend of sweet and salty, and such a nice change up from our normal pizza routine. Make it! Make it now. You won't regret it.

Caramelized Onion & Prosciutto Pizza
Recipe by The Pioneer Woman
Yields 1 pizza; Serves 2-4, depending on portions  
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*1 whole pizza crust 
*olive oil, for drizzling 
*1 whole large red onion, halved and thinly sliced 
*1/4 cup brown sugar (I used about 3 tbsp and thought it was sweet enough!) 
*kosher salt to taste
*parmesan cheese, grated  
*10 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese (I only used 8 ounces and it was enough) 
*8 slices prosciutto, more to taste (I used 4 slices, which was four sheets of my 4 oz package)

*Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

*Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet. Add onions and brown sugar and toss/stir for several minutes, or until onions are brown and cooked. Set aside.

*Roll out pizza dough (she suggested rectangle but I did a circle because I was using our awesome pizza stone). Drizzle on olive oil, sprinkle on a little salt, followed by a little Parmesan.

*Lay slices of mozzarella evenly over the top of the crust. Arrange caramelized onions over the top of the mozzarella. Randomly lay slices of prosciutto over the onions.

*Bake for 15 to 17 minutes (mine only took 12 minutes - go pizza stone!) in the lower half of the oven, or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and cut into slices.

*Serve immediately.

olive oil...I started to spread it with a brush but it was easier to use my fingers

add some freshly grated (or bagged) parmesan cheese

plus it fresh!

caramelized onions next

drape that prosciutto

add a little more parmesan cheese on top


started with two slices

and then the hubby ate another two :)


  1. Yay!! So glad you guys loved it as much as we do! I'll be making it again this week for sure! (Seriously...Bryan already commented that tomorrow, it will be a week since we've had it....)

  2. Haha! John finished it off today and let it be known that he wants more...asap! If only he didn't eat all the prosciutto in the house! :)

  3. Lauren this looks AMAZING!!! Yum!

  4. It was!! Another great Pioneer Woman recipe! Does she do nothing short of amazing??


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