Heirloom Tomato & Smoked Mozzarella Pizza with Caramelized Onions & Spinach

I promised this post back when I wrote about my Crispy No-Bake Nutella Squares.  We had my friends from work over for dinner one night and being a vegetarian, cooking for a bunch of meat-eaters, you sometimes have to get creative when cooking for a crowd.

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Pizza is one of those things that everyone can easily enjoy without loads of meat (although my Dad would likely disagree since he’s a “meat lovers pizza” kind of guy!).

HeirloomTomatoSmokedMozzPizza

This homemade pizza contains a few of my favorite things: juicy heirloom tomatoes, sweet caramelized onions, fresh spinach & basil all topped with a smoky mozzarella cheese.  It was such a crowd-pleaser that everyone had seconds thirds :).

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Heirloom Tomato & Smoked Mozzarella Pizza with Caramelized Onions & Spinach               

Ingredients

  • 1 Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (or two if you like it thinner)
  • ½ cup of your favorite Pizza Sauce (to make this meal more protein-filled, use a bean spread in place of the sauce – I have done this before and it turned out delicious!)
  • 1 cup packed Spinach, torn
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 small Yellow Onion, sliced
  • 5 small Heirloom Tomatoes, sliced
  • 4oz Smoked Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425°F.  Prepare the whole wheat pizza dough if you haven’t already.  Spread the dough out onto a pizza stone or a baking sheet covered in foil and sprayed with cooking spray.  Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally until they start to caramelize.  Remove from heat and set aside.  Spread the sauce evenly over the crust and top with spinach, sliced tomatoes and caramelized onions.  Sprinkle with cheese and top with fresh basil leaves.  Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the sauce starts bubbling and the cheese starts browning.

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