Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Pizza

Caramelized onions, sautéed butter mushrooms and the zip of blue cheese will delight pizza and cheese lovers looking for a delicious alternative. As it crumbles easily try Canadian Bleu Benedictin cheese in this recipe.

  • Prep: 10 min - 15 min
  • Cooking: 8 min - 10 min
Yields 4 servings
caramelized onion and blue cheese pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 12-inch (30 cm) preabaked pizza crust
  • 1 1/4 cup (310 mL) Caramelized Onions
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Buttered Sautéed Mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) toasted and chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Blue Cheese crumbled
  • Caramelized Onions
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 5 cups (1.25 L) onions halved horizontally and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • Butter Sautéed Mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 3 cups (750 mL) sliced mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425 °F (220 °C). Place pizza crust on baking sheet or pizza pan. Spread Caramelized onions over crust. Top with Buttered Sautéed mushrooms, walnuts and blue cheese.

Bake in the centre of oven for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

Caramelized Onions:

In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat; add onions, sugar and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until onions are very soft and caramelized. Set aside to cool.

Servings: 1 1/4 cups (310 mL)Cooking time: 30-35 minutesPreparation time: 4 minutes

Butter Sautéed Mushrooms:

In large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat; add mushrooms, garlic, thyme and salt. Cook stirring occasionally, for about 8 - 10 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and liquid is evaporated. Season with black pepper to taste. Set aside to cool.

Servings: 1 cup (250 mL)Cooking time: 7-11 minutesPreparation time: 3 minutes

Tips

Caramelized Onions: Make ahead and cool, cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

These Caramelized onions are a great way to heighten flavour to many dishes. Besides using on this pizza, serve as a side dish with roasted meats, added to mashed potatoes or use as a filling for omelets or quiche.

Cooking Tips: Vidalia or Spanish onions would work well in this recipe. If the onions are starting to brown too quickly, reduce heat to medium-low.

Butter Sautéed Mushrooms: Make ahead, cool, cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

To provide a unique flavour use a selection of mushrooms: shiitake, oyster and crimini. These varieties combine well with white button mushrooms and are wonderful as a steak or burger topping.

Cooking Tips: Save time on preparation by purchasing pre-sliced mushrooms and minced garlic in jars or frozen cubes. Use 1 tsp (5 mL) chopped fresh thyme in place of dried.

Turn this recipe into a main meal by tossing with cooked pasta and grated Canadian Parmesan cheese.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 569 Calories
Protein: 15 g
Carbohydrate: 42 g
Fat: 40 g
Fibre: 3.7 g
Sodium: 930 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 20 % / 220 mg
Folate: 46 %
Riboflavin: 34 %
Thiamin: 26 %
Phosphorus: 26 %