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Caramelized Onion-Potato-Polenta Pizza

  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6

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

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
880mg
37%
Potassium
230mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
4g
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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