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French Onion Pizza au Gratin

 French Onion Pizza au Gratin
“I love a hot bowl of French onion soup and am also a fan of pizza after busy workdays. This recipe combines classic onion soup ingredients with everyday pizza staples."—Bonnie Long, Lakewood, Ohio
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon, optional
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 pound thickly sliced deli roast beef, coarsely chopped
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 3/4 cup French onion dip
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute onion with brown sugar in 1 tablespoon oil
  • until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring
  • occasionally, for 30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Stir in
  • vinegar and garlic. Remove from the heat; add bourbon if desired.
  • Continue cooking until liquid is nearly evaporated.
  • In another skillet, saute mushrooms in remaining oil until tender;
  • add roast beef and heat through.
  • Place crust on a pizza pan; spread with French onion dip. Layer with

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French Onion Pizza au Gratin (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • mozzarella cheese, onion mixture, red pepper, mushroom mixture and
  • Gruyere cheese.
  • Bake at 425° for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Sprinkle with rosemary. Yield: 8 slices.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 327 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 585 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.