Caramelized Onion & Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza

"This is a terrific pizza! 8)"
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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins
1 pizza




  • In medium bowl, cover dried tomatoes with boiling water and soak until soft, about 45 minutes (soaking could take more or less time, depending on size of tomatoes and drying process).
  • Remove from bowl, squeeze out excess liquid. If desired, reserve liquid for another use.
  • Now, heat 2 tablespoons oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Sauté until slightly softened,a bout 5 minutes; sprinkle salt and pepper.
  • Continue to sauté until a rich golden brown color, about 20 minutes.
  • Add whole garlic cloves during last 10 minutes so they caramelize, keeping separate from onions when stirring.
  • Heat oven as needed to bake pizza for crust.
  • Place tomatoes, caramelized garlic, 1 tablespoon oil and some salt & pepper in a processor.
  • Pulse just until mixture is pureed but has texture. Spread cooled onions on crust and press down with hand.
  • Spread tomato mixture on top; press lightly and sprinkle with oregano.
  • Spread mozzarella all around, then Parmesan and some extra pepper.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and topping is hot.
  • Remove from oven and place on cutting board. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing.

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  1. fluffernutter
    A fantastically delicious pizza. I love caramelized onions, so this one just grabbed me. I don't much like anchovies, but just a touch of anchovy made the "sauce" taste like homemade marinara. Now I'm dreaming of how easy the pizza would be made with oil-pack sun-dried tomatoes. Thanks for this great recipe!
  2. Garlic Chick
    Yum, yum, yum! I followed the recipe as much as I could, but a few things were left out. I believe that the anchovy paste is needed in step 8 at the food processor stage. Another comment is DO NOT OVERCOOK THE ONIONS. I forgot the mozzarella on this one and it was still good. Thanks for posting a terrific recipe, Ocean-Ivy - I enjoyed this recipe!
  3. dicentra
    Fabulous!! I skipped the anchovy paste for DH, but otherwise followed the recipe. Pizza is DH's favorite, so I'm always looking for new ways with it... This one's a keeper! I served it with a cold green bean and tomato salad. :)


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