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Sunday, July 24, 2011

mangia mondays 20: caramelized onion, bacon & spinach pizza

howdy, ya'll!
welcome to

a blog hop i co-host each week with the absolutely wonderful
lisa from shine your light!

this week i'm sharing:

caramelized onion, bacon & spinach pizza

6 TBS unsalted butter, divided
2 white onions, thinly sliced
1 TBS garlic, minced
1 lb fresh spinach leaves
8 oz heavy cream
1 egg yolk, slightly beaten
1/2 lb gruyere cheese, shredded & divided
pinch of cayenne pepper
pinch of nutmeg

1. in a large skillet, melt 4 TBS butter over medium-high heat. reduce heat to medium & add onions. let them hang out & do their thing in the pan until they're nice & caramelized. {be patient with this as it does take time. mine took a good 45 minutes or so... but the effort & wait made for some tasty onions!} remove onions from skillet & set aside.

2. in the same skillet, saute the garlic & spinach until leaves are wilted. this should only take a couple of minutes. remove from heat & set aside.

3. in a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 TBS butter. add the cream & egg yolk; stir until combined. add 3/4 C gruyere & cook until melted, 2-3 minutes. stir occasionally. add the cayenne pepper & nutmeg.

4. preheat oven to 400 f. line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. unroll the pizza dough and pat to desired thickness on the cookie sheet. top with the white sauce, onions, spinach, remaining cheese & bacon {i saved a sprinkle of cheese to go on top of the bacon, too. :)} bake 15-18 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

this pizza was the bomb-dot-com.
totally loved it & will definitely be making it again!
i think it would be great to slice into small pieces & serve as an appetizer or at a party.

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  1. The pizza looks beyond delish-dot-com.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  2. Oh that pizza sounds awesome! I love everything about it!

  3. Hi Kristin,
    I shared my Shake To GO and two food related articles I hope you enjoy!

  4. Hi Kristin,
    That pizza sounds so good. Thanks for hosting today.

  5. Mmmm I'm sitting here eating (well, drinking) my breakfast and drooling over that pizza at the same time! ;)

  6. Thanks for hosting Kristin. The pizza looks lovely. What a great combination of flavors. I'm sharing a dinner style salad with big flavor.

  7. Good Morning Kristin,
    Your pizza looks yummy!

    I linked up my Chinese Cabbage Salad. Thanks for hosting!

  8. Pizza, Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie and Watermelon Martini!? Delish. Please check out my NC Style Burger.

  9. I believe that pizza is the!! Sounds and looks delish!

  10. Thanks a lot for hosting and sharing.I brought my Filipino Cocido.