Double-onion pizza

Double-onion pizza


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A bought pizza base makes quick work of this caramelized onion, fresh mozzarella and sage-topped pizza.

Janet Mitchell

Serves: 4 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 red onions (250g total), halved and cut into 5mm slices
  • 2 brown onions (250g total), halved and cut into 5mm slices
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • White pepper
  • 1 purchased pizza base (30cm)
  • 1/4 cup tomato pasta sauce
  • 1/3 cup sliced bocconcini cheese (fresh mozzarella balls)
  • 10 fresh sage leaves

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:5min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large nonstick frying pan over moderate heat. Add the onions and garlic, and sprinkle with the sugar. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes or until the onions are soft. Uncover and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Stir in pepper to taste.
  2. Preheat the oven to 240°C. Spray a baking tray with cooking spray. Place the pizza base on the prepared tray.
  3. Stir together the pasta sauce and the remaining oil in a small bowl. Brush the mixture over the pizza base, spread the onion mixture on top, then add the bocconcini and the sage leaves. Bake for 10 minutes or until the dough is crisp and the onions are piping hot.

Health tip

Onion-family vegetables offer cancer-fighting compounds and antioxidant flavonoids; they also seem to help lower blood pressure and levels of cholesterol.

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