Prosciutto Caramelized Onion Pizza



  • 1 package of refrigerated pizza dough
  • pizza sauce, 1/3-1/2 cup, depending on how much sauce you like on your pizza
  • red onion, half of a medium size
  • prosciutto
  • shredded mozzarella cheese, half cup
  • olive oil, 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon
  • butter, 1 tablespoon
  • corn meal, 1/2 tablespoon
  • Herbs de Provence, 1 teaspoon, plus a pinch
  • sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon
  • basil
  • shaved parmesan, 1/8 cup


Set your dough out on a bread board to rise.  Spread 1/8 cup of flour on the board so the dough won’t stick.  While your dough is rising, melt 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small pan.  Add your sliced red onion to the melted butter and oil and caramelize.  This takes just a few minutes.  As soon as the onions are caramelized, remove from the heat and set aside.  Tear three pieces of prosciutto into small pieces and set aside. After your dough has risen, roll it out with a rolling pin to fit your pizza pan.  I work with the dough a bit on the pan to make sure it is stretched to the edges all around.  Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of Herbs de Provence and a pinch of sea salt on the crust.  Add a pinch of crushed red pepper and place your crust in the oven for 10 minutes.  After the 10 minutes are up, pull your dough out of the oven and start to built your pizza.  Start with the pizza sauce, then add the cheese and top with the caramelized onions. After the onions have been placed on your pizza, add your prosciutto.  Sprinkle with a pinch of Herbs de Provence and place back in the oven for 10-11 minutes.

Once your pizza is done, sprinkle with basil and shaved parmesan.  Add a bit more crushed red pepper if you desire and enjoy!