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Adventures in Franco-Italian Fusion

French onion soup turned into pizza.

One of the things I’ve always wanted to make was French Onion Soup. Funny thing is that I’ve never actually had French Onion Soup before. So I made a batch one night, not knowing how it should taste. It came out alright… I guess. Like I mentioned, I didn’t really have anything to compare it to. Since I had so much soup left, I decided to use it to make a pizza.

I’m going to super simplify this recipe. Basically you’re going to take the caramelized onions from your French onion soup, drain them, and top a pizza crust with them.

French Onion Soup Pizza

  • 1/2 – 2/3 c drained onions from French onion soup, depending on size of pizza (or caramelized onions)
  • 1 lb. pizza dough
  • 1/2 c shredded mozzarella or Swiss cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. It’s important that you take the time to drain your onions well as you don’t want the broth making your crust all soggy. Take your favorite pizza dough, whether it’s from scratch or from a terrifyingly pressurized can, and flatten it out on a greased pizza pan or baking sheet. Dock dough with a fork so it doesn’t puff up in the oven. Pop it into the oven for 7 minutes so that the crust can set. Take the crust out and evenly distribute your drained onions all over. Sprinkle liberally with the shredded cheese. If you want to stay true to the French onion soup, use shredded Swiss (Gruyere). If you only have mozzarella on hand, then that’s fine as well. If you want a REALLY crispy crust, then bake pizza directly on oven rack. If not, then bake in pan in oven for 12 minutes or until crust & cheese are golden brown.

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