Caramelized Onion-Potato-Polenta Pizza

Caramelized Onion-Potato-Polenta Pizza

Polenta as a crust adds great texture and flavor to this homemade pizza, topped with caramelized onions, fontina cheese and potato slices.

Prep Time

50

Minutes

Total Time

2:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

6

servings

Crust
1
tablespoon plus 1 cup yellow cornmeal
3/4
cup water
3 1/4
cups boiling water
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1
tablespoon olive oil
Topping
2
tablespoons butter
1
large sweet onion (Maui or Walla Walla), cut in half, thinly sliced (3 cups)
1
tablespoon sugar
1
cup refrigerated homestyle sliced potatoes (from 20-oz bag)
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup pizza sauce
1
cup shredded fontina cheese (4 oz)
1
tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
  1. Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cornmeal. In 2-quart saucepan, mix 1 cup cornmeal and 3/4 cup water. Stir in 3 1/4 cups boiling water and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Cook over medium heat about 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
  2. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until very thick. Remove from heat. Stir in olive oil until smooth. Spread hot polenta in 11-inch round on cookie sheet. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until very firm.
  3. Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and sugar; cook 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until deep golden brown and caramelized. In 7-inch skillet, cook potatoes in hot vegetable oil as directed on package; season with 1/8 teaspoon salt and the pepper.
  4. Heat oven to 450°F. Bake crust 20 minutes. Spread pizza sauce over crust; spoon caramelized onions evenly over sauce. Top with potatoes and cheese. Bake 8 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with oregano.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
You can make the crust as directed up to 24 hours before you plan to bake it.
This pizza topping works well on a traditional pizza crust, too.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 310
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 880mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 8g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1/2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.