California Walnut & Caramelized Onion Pizza

California Walnut & Caramelized Onion Pizza

This simple pizza using store bought dough is topped with California walnuts, sweet caramelized onions and pesto.


  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 red onions, medium, sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • Refrigerated or prepared pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup pesto, basil, prepared
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup California walnuts, coarsely chopped


  1. Heat 4 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet. Add onions; cook, stirring often until caramelized. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. Sprinkle 2 baking sheets with cornmeal. Divide dough in half; using hands or rolling pin, shape into 2 oblong crusts, each approximately 6 x 14 inches.
  3. Spread pesto over each crust; top with onions. Sprinkle with cheese and walnuts. Brush edges with remaining oil.
  4. Bake in the bottom third of oven at 450° F for about 18 minutes, or until crust is a deep golden colour. Cut each pizza into 8 pieces.


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