Thursday, February 26, 2009

pizza with radicchio and red onion

Tonight I made pizza, super simple and fast. We used Whole Foods whole wheat pizza crust and Muir Glen pizza sauce. I'd love to learn how to make my own pizza dough but that's a project for another day. If anyone has any pizza dough tips or recipes, send 'em my way! Oh about the cheese- we used fontina and asiago because that's what we had, but radicchio pairs well with all sorts of cheeses, so you can really use whatever you'd like. I think traditional mozzarella with dollops of ricotta would be awesome!

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 head radicchio, white core removed and roughly chopped
1 small red onion, sliced
1 whole wheat pizza crust
1/3 cup pizza sauce
1/4 cup fontina cheese
1/4 cup asiago cheese
salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, to taste

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Heat olive oil in a skillet and cook onions with a pinch of salt until they are just begin to caramelize. Add the radicchio, then after just a minute or so, remove the pan from the heat. The radicchio will continue to wilt a bit from the residual heat. Spoon pizza sauce onto crust and spread it out evenly, then top with fontina cheese. Now spoon the radicchio and red onion onto the pizza, then cover with the asiago cheese. Season with salt, pepper and your favorite pizza seasonings. Place pizza directly on the middle rack of your oven and bake for 18 minutes.


  1. Looks tasty! Check out this pizza dough recipe:

  2. Great idea for for raddichio! I made whole wheat dough last week and have added it to my monthly recipe list.

    It does require thinking 24 hours in advance but I was able to make the dough using the stand mixer while cleaning up the kitchen from another meal.