Caramelized Red Onion and Spinach Pizza

Caramelized Red Onion and Spinach Pizza


One 14-inch pizza shell
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups fresh spinach
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, shredded

In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil until simmering. Add onion and garlic; cook covered for 10-15 minutes, or until the onion is very tender, stirring occasionally. Cool the onions; set aside.

Saute spinach in the same pan until just wilted; press out excess liquid. Spread dough with the cooled onion mixture; add spinach, mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake until golden brown, sprinkle basil atop before serving.

Cook’s note: Add crumbled bacon to round out the spinach-salad theme.

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