First, don't be turned off by the weird green tint to the photo above, I do not pretend to be any sort of food photographer whatsoever. I'm way too impatient and don't get good natural light in my oven (lol). Excuses aside... green or not... this pizza is gosh-darned delicious. A savory sweet combination of caramelized onions and salty prosciutto cuts through the richness of the creamy cheeses. I make this pizza a couple of times a month - because it's really fast to put together and I'm essentially lazy.
I first discovered this pizza at the Pioneer Woman - her recipes are always good for a go. This one was a total hit, even after I made a few changes. The PW makes her own pizza dough, and there's just no way I'm gonna get around to that on any given weeknight. I've got a life you know... I have a whole giant internet to troll and limited time to do it. Basically I subsitute refrigerated dough and shredded mozzarella for the fresh - and pretty much follow her recipe from there on out. I've been known, on occasion, to dollop a few teaspoons of ricotta cheese around the pizza to up the creamy-goodness factor. However you wanna make it... rest assured it's all good.
Prosciutto & Caramelized Onion Pizza
- 1 refrigerated pizza crust, I use Pillsbury
- olive oil
- 1 large onion
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 4 oz. package Prosciutto, (one package) torn into strips
- 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
- black pepper
- kosher salt
Preheat oven to 400F. Unroll refrigerated pizza crust onto a baking cookie sheet. Poke several sets of fork holes in the crust and precook for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
Meanwhile, begin caramelizing your onions. Heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a skillet. Saute onions for about ten minutes until onions become translucent. Add in brown sugar, set heat to medium and cook onions for another 10 minutes until they begin to get dark brown and all gooey and caramelly. You know what I'm talkin' about. Once the onions are ready, it's time to put together the pizza.