New Mama Meals: Caramelized Onion Gorgonzola Pizza

rachel This latest post in our New Mama Meals series comes from a dear friend of mine from college. While she isn’t a food blogger, she very well could should be with her innate ability to take amazing pictures of life and her love of (and ability to cook!) good food. She and her husband and one year old came over this past weekend, and she made this pizza for us. Let me tell you: it was not only fast, but crazy delicious. Thanks, Rachel, for feeding us  and taking time to share this post!

 

 

Hi, I’m Rachel and am so excited to share a recipe on Carpe´ Season while Liz and Eric get to love on sweet little Owen! Liz and I go way back, meeting on our first day of college in 2001. Wow, now that sounds like eons ago! We’ve seen each other get married, buy homes and now have babies! My little boy Archer, was born a year ago, so I can attest to the value of a great “new mama” meal.

Now, I am not a food blogger, but am definitely a lover of food! I think when you are a new mom, having prepared meals dropped off is such an amazing blessing. I think it can also be nice to have a complete set of ingredients dropped off for super easy meals that require very little effort. This is such a meal.  Today I am sharing a summer-inspired pizza inpired by this recipe on the blog Jen Loves Kev. Her pizza had strawberries and honey which would also be a delicious, summery combination. The pizza I recently made was a little more simple with just gorgonzola, caramelized onions and pine nuts as the toppings. It turned out so delicious! I know not everyone is a fan of the blue cheese family, but for me, gorgonzola paired with something sweet like caramelized onions just totally hits the spot. The pine nuts also add a nice little crunch and some additional protein.

Gorgonzola Pizza

Now, of course you could make your own pizza crust which really isn’t too much work, but even that isn’t very realistic for mamas with newborns. This is one of my favorite recipes for easy homemade crust if you have the time. When I make that crust, I usually make two crusts and freeze one that makes for another easy meal. But, Boboli does the trick when you have a little one with little time on hand. A side of simply-dressed greens is the perfect compliment to this tasty pizza. And, after abstaining from wine for 9+ months, I would also highly recommend pairing this pizza with a cold glass of Chardonnay :) Enjoy!

New Mama Meals: Caramelized Onion Gorgonzola Pizza

(recipe adapted from Jen Loves Kev) (yields 1 pizza)

This easy and uniquely flavored pizza comes together quickly with a simple list of ingredients for a quick weeknight meal.

Ingredients

1 whole wheat pizza crust (I use Boboli or try this homemade crust)

1 onion, sliced

2 tbsp. olive oil

butter (optional)

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. to 1 tbsp. sugar (or to taste) - (optional)

1 4 oz. package Gorgonzola

1/4 c. pine nuts

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450*.

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Heat a little bit of oil and/or butter in a pan. When hot, add the onion to the pan and stir to coat onions. Reduce heat to medium and let onions cook on stove (be careful not to burn) for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. You can add a little bit of sugar to help with the caramelization if you want. Onions are finished when they are soft and as caramelized as you want them to be, but not burned.

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Once onions are cooked, spread them out evenly over pizza crust. Let cool just a bit. Then cover onions with gorgonzola and pine nuts.

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Bake at 450* for about 10 mins.

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