Hands down this is my favorite Roasted Cherry Tomato Pizza. I topped this homemade pizza dough with crème fraîche, quick caramelized onions, mixed herbed cherry tomatoes, and finished the pizza with some yummy burrata cheese. DELICIOUS, and perfect for using up those garden fresh cherry tomatoes.
Here’s the deal. I may be slightly day dreaming about the cozy autumn recipes, but the bottom line is that it is still very much summer in most parts of the US and will be for another few weeks.
Before I left for LA (where the temperatures are well up into the eighties all week long), I did a major pick through of the greenhouse and pulled out all the ripe cherry tomatoes and the mass amounts of overflowing basil, thyme, and oregano. I have absolutely been loving having fresh herbs all summer long. So much so that we are looking into ways to continue using our greenhouse into the fall months. It get’s pretty cold here, especially at night, so we’re looking into the possibility of setting the greenhouse up with a heater to help the plants survive overnight.
Which brings me to this pizza.
It’s pretty much a combination of all the things I am loving right now and it’s mouth wateringly good.
Here are the details.
With our weather cooling slightly, it’s definitely left me craving some cozier things, enter in caramelized onions. I always forget how good caramelizing onions can be during the summer, but it’s time to bring them back into our lives. It’s funny, for the longest time I thought I hated onions. My parents have never been fans so we did not eat any onions as kids. As soon as I started cooking however, I realized that caramelizing onions can give them SO much flavor and remove that raw oniony taste that I don’t personally love.
I’ve used caramelized onions a lot over the years, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that caramelized onions on pizza is maybe the best and most delicious thing ever. So good.
You’ll want to start the onions before you begin rolling out the pizza dough, as they take a few minutes to cook down. While that’s happening, grab all those cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs and toss them with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
Once the onions are done cooking, roll the dough out (I love using my homemade whole wheat pizza dough), spread with crème fraîche, onions, and a sprinkle or parmesan. Add the herbed tomatoes and then bake in a seriously hot oven. While the pizza bakes, the tomatoes will roast and slowly begin to burst. In about ten to fifteen minutes time you’ll have “slow roasted” tomatoes, and perfectly cooked pizza.
And then, as if that wasn’t all good enough, finish the pizza off with a couple broken balls of fresh burrata cheese, and a good handful of fresh basil.
It’s cheesy, tomatoey, and what every week from now through September needs. Fresh herbs make all the difference in a recipe and add a nice pop of color as well. This is the perfect end of summer pizza, back to school dinner, Friday night pizza, and early fall recipe, all in one. Love it!
And of course, if you just need an easy, but delicious recipe for dinner tonight, this pizza totally works. I mean, I’m pretty sure pizza works any night of the week!
I’m in LA all week, but I’m already looking forward to Saturday night dinner. I have all these ingredients at home waiting for me and this sounds like the perfect pizza to make after a week away.
Very excited about it.
Hoping you guys are embracing all the summer produce and are now making plans for this pizza soon.
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Garlic and Herb Roasted Cherry Tomato Pizza with Caramelized Onions
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- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon honey
- kosher salt and pepper
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup mixed herbs, such as thyme, oregano, and basil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 pound pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
- 3 tablespoons crème fraîche
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1-2 balls burrata cheese
- fresh basil, for serving
- 1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet with olive oil.2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil shimmers, add the onions and honey and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until softened. Season with salt and pepper and continue cooking another 5-10 minutes or until the onions are golden and caramelized. Remove from the heat and let cool.3. In a medium bowl, toss together the tomatoes, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, herbs, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. 4. On a lightly floured surface, push/roll the dough out until it is pretty thin (about a 10-12 inch circle). Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet. Spread the dough with crème fraîche, top evenly with onions, and then sprinkle with parmesan. Add the tomatoes, spreading them in an even layer.5. Transfer the pizza to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the tomatoes are bursting. Break the burrata over the pizza and finish with fresh basil. Enjoy