Mom Knows Best : Gluten-Free Caramelized-Onion Pizza

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Gluten-Free Caramelized-Onion Pizza

Pizza just got a healthy makeover! This Caramelized-onion pizza is made on a delicious grain-free crust.



   Going gluten-free no longer means giving up your favorite foods. You can still enjoy delicious foods like pizza. This pizza has a chewy crust that is not only gluten-free but also grain-free. It is made with 8 simple healthy ingredients like almond flour, flax meal and cauliflower. Unlike other homemade cauliflower pizza crusts that you may have tried in the past, this naturally gluten-free crust looks and almost tastes just like a regular pizza crust made from flour. The caramelized onions and mozzarella cheese gives this pizza a taste that is out of this world.

  While I don't have to eat gluten-free, I choose many gluten-free foods as I find they taste better and can be healthier. I know that sounds weird as many years ago gluten-free foods were bland and boring. Not anymore as companies are using better natural ingredients to make their food taste good. One of these companies is Simple Mills. They make pre-made baking mixes for cookies, cakes, and bread made from real ingredients. They’re all gluten-free, paleo-friendly and dairy-free. Their pizza dough mix contains 8 simple ingredients like almond flour, arrowroot powder, flax meal, cauliflower, baking soda, oregano, cream of tartar and garlic. I don't know how they do it, but they use these ingredients to make a dough that is almost as good as delivery pizza dough. This pizza crust is one you can pick up with your hands and it will not fall apart. Oh, and the taste is amazing! 



Simple Mills also now makes these delicious crackers. These crackers are made with a wholesome blend of almond flour, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds. Just like the other Simple Mill products, they are also gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly. The grain-free crackers come in four delicious flavors like Rosemary & Sea Salt, Farmhouse Cheddar, Fine Ground Sea Salt, and Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil.
See the full Simple Mill's product line here: http://www.simplemills.com/


  My caramelized onion pizza does require some time to make it but it is not because of the grain-free crust. You simply add water, oil and apple cider vinegar to the mix and it combines into a wonderful dough that you can shape with your hands. My caramelized onions are what takes time as they have to be slow cooked for the great taste. Trust me, if you have never had caramelized onions, it is worth the time. 




           Gluten-Free Caramelized-Onion Pizza

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 large onions, thinly sliced and diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 Simple Mills pizza crust
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then cook onions with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until softened and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat to moderate and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and golden, about 15 minutes more. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until very soft and deep golden brown, about 15 minutes more. Remove from heat and cool to warm, about 10 minutes. Onions can be cooked a day ahead of time, cool completely and store in the fridge.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
While the onions are cooling, make your Simple Mills pizza crust following directions on the box. This box makes two crusts but I choose to make one large crust. Form the pizza dough on a lightly oiled pizza stone. Then spread the onions all over the dough. Sprinkle the rosemary all over the onions and then top with the cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes or slightly longer for a crispier crust. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.



Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Simple Mills; however all opinions and creative control were entirely my own

25 comments:

  1. That sounds so good. I can't wait to try this.

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  2. Onion bread/bagels was a total favorite of mine growing up! I know I would ADORE this!

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  3. Oh my goodness! This looks amazing. I'm going to give this a try this weekend :)

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  4. I know so many gluten free people, this is going to be a recipe they'll use. So I'm sharing!

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  5. That looks amazing! And as I always say, if it's gluten-free, it's for me!

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  6. OMGuuuuuuut that looks so yummy. Ok, should I come over now for a slice or wait til the weekend?? :P

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  7. That looks delicious. My sister in law has a gluten allergy and I always struggle cooking for her. Thanks for the recipe idea.

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  8. oh wow, I love that you can buy GF pizza dough. I've tried making them before and they always fell apart.

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  9. that looks delish! I love pizza so as my kids. We can try this recipe and let my kids judge for the taste.

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  10. I don't really think of eating pizza and its healthy qualities, but this looks good.

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  11. Onion goes so well with pizza. I love that this is gluten-free! Thanks for the awesome recipe, we're all pizza lovers at home and it's so nice to find a healthier alternative to the usual recipe.

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  12. Oh my this looks good. I do love me some pizza and with onions I am so in.

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  13. It makes me hungry! Looks like I want to eat pizza

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  14. I love pizza and this one looks so healthy and yummy. I can't wait to try this, thanks goodness, its gluten-free!

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  15. Pizza with lots of onions?! I love this idea, this is a great alternative to meaty pizza!

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  16. I have a friend who will be all on this recipe! I, too will have to try this out! Looks good!

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  17. It's still pizza, nobody says no even to this one! Being Gluten-free is definitely a huge plus.

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  18. That looks so good. I have never tried a pizza like this before. I can't wait to try it out.

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  19. Learning everyday and this is something I would like to try this weekend with my boys.

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  20. This looks really great. I always fail to realize how many options are available for gluten free needs...

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  21. I had caramelized onions before but not on pizza. I should try this homemade pizza recipe.

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  22. Omg how yummy is this pizza?!?! I'm onion obsessed so u just give this a try!

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  23. This looks like a delicious pizza. I will have to give this a try.

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  24. It looks amazing! I love gluten-free options!

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