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Mediterranean Masterpiece Pizza Recipe

Mediterranean Masterpiece Pizza Recipe

This meatless pizza has a lovely combination of vegetables, cheese and rosemary.—Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium red onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch thin pizza crust
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped Greek olives
  • 1 jar (7-1/2 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, saute onion and sugar in 1 tablespoon oil until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan bring vinegar to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until reduced to 1/3 cup.
  • 3. Place crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan or baking sheet. Combine goat cheese and olives; spread over crust. Top with peppers, tomato, caramelized onion and mozzarella cheese.
  • 4. Bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Drizzle with remaining oil; sprinkle with rosemary. Serve with vinegar reduction. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 217 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 370 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.