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Caramelized Onion and Arugula White Pizza

I have a confession to make. I am a daughter of a pizza maker and I can’t make dough. I know, pathetic right? Whatever. Thank goodness for Publix bakery is all I have to say. If I lived closer to my parent’s place I would be snagging complimentary pizza dough on a regular basis but for now, Publix’s dough works for me. What I really need to do is stock up my dad’s dough in the freezer….I have to remember that for next time.

Caramelized Onion and Arugula White Pizza

Anyway, growing up in a pizza shop family for pretty much my entire life has turned me into somewhat of a pizza addict. I could seriously eat pizza every day. And I like it so many different ways…on traditional pizza dough, on pita bread, english muffins, flat outs… you name it, I’ll eat it. I love to get creative with the toppings. I’m not a big meat eater, but sausage and peppers pizza would have to be my favorite meat pizza. Veggie and more veggie is my other favorite.

Caramelized Onion and Arugula White Pizza

I made this pizza one Friday night not long ago and it was amazing. This is the kind of pizza I would love to order out, but am always overruled by the fam (cheese and pepperoni always wins). I love the contrast of the peppery arugula on top of the warm pizza, tastes so fresh and gourmet. This was super easy and fun to make at home and I will definitely be enjoying this again soon.

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Caramelized Onion and Arugula White Pizza


  • homemade or store bought pizza dough (I purchase mine from Publix bakery)
  • drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher or sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • caramelized onions (see recipe here)
  • garlic, minced
  • freshly shredded mozzarella
  • freshly grated Parmesan
  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • arugula
  • balsamic glaze, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Make sure your baking stone is preheating in oven.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over your stretched and shaped pizza dough. Sprinkle dough with kosher or sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Sprinkle minced garlic, shredded mozzarella, Parmesan over dough. Add caramelized onions and sundried tomatoes and carefully transfer to preheated pizza stone. (I use a large cutting board dusted with flour when I am preparing my pizza. When pizza is ready to go in oven, I take out hot stone and place on a hot pad near cutting board and transfer on the counter. Just work carefully and patiently.)
  3. Bake pizza in 425 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes or until crust is cooked and bottom is crispy. When pizza is done, transfer back to cutting board and top with fresh arugula. Drizzle with a balsamic glaze if desired.

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Caramelized Onion and Arugula White Pizza

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24 comments on “Caramelized Onion and Arugula White Pizza”

  1. Like you, this is the kind of pizza I love to order but the husband always wants plain cheese, boring! The combination of caramelized onion, balsamic glaze and arugula make my heart sing!

  2. Publix dough is pretty fabulous! When I don’t have any homemade on hand, Publix is definitely my go to! Have you ever seen their italian spice variety? They only have it every once in a while, but they mix some extra spice right into the dough….its amazing! Your pizza looks great- love caramelized onions !

  3. This looks divine. Making pizza is one of our favorite dinners around here- can’t wait to try it!

  4. This looks fabulous, Aggie! Mmmmmm!

  5. Looks wonderful! I made something similar awhile back with caramelized onions + goat cheese. Yum!

  6. This pizza sounds pretty amazing. I love caramelized onions in pretty much anything.

  7. Caramelized onions belong on pizza don’t they? The two were made for one another!

  8. I love making “mish mash” pizzas from whatever I have around. I can’t make dough at all…have actually never tried!’s on my list to tackle over the next month or so, along with pastry crust! I love making individual pizzas..the other night made Charlie blue cheese, steak, tomato and red onion and I had spinach, mushroom, red onion, yellow squash, zucchini with an italian blend cheese I got at the farmer’s market. It was deeeelissh!

  9. I am with you. I could eat it everyday- a different combination of toppings! Love homemade pizza too…it just tastes so much healthier!!

  10. What a funny story Aggie! I bet you could make great dough though but Publix makes it so much easier. I really need to make more pizzas at home. Remember when we grilled them here. Your pizza looks awesome even though my gang here would insist on pepperoni.

  11. Yum! This pizza looks delish!

  12. ahhh I wish I was the daughter of a pizza maker, I have an obsession myself 🙂

  13. arugula on pizza is genius! this looks wonderful!

  14. Caramelized onions rock! And on a pizza, they’re amazing. Love your recipe. Ah, if I could only make matzoh ball soup like my mom. Isn’t it amazing how our parents (well, in my case, my mom) can turn the simplest recipes into something magical?!

  15. WOWOWOWWWWW! drool. share?

  16. Really? Publix bakery makes pizza dough??? Why didn’t I know this?

    I love your combination – caramelized onions are awesome on pizza! Mmmm….

  17. You grew up in a pizza shop family? How cool is that! Though, I’m sure it had it’s ups and downs. This pizza looks so beautiful! Thanks goodness my husband is an adventurous eater-we’ll usually get a nice mix of toppings. Coincidentally, we’re doing a roasted veg pizza later this week! I just roasted up a ton of veggies yesterday. Your post has me wanting it now, though.

  18. I also love salad on my pizza but haven’t tried it at home, thanks for sharing this one. How fun to grow up with pizza in your blood!

  19. Looks absolutely delicious!!

  20. This looks so delish! I usually get my dough from Publix too. Yummy sundried tomatoes 🙂

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  22. Looks great….would even be good with some Shrimp added on at the end!