Rosemary Potato Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Fontina

This pizza is layered with roasted potatoes, caramelized onions, bacon, and topped with Fontina cheese. The potatoes are tossed with fresh rosemary and olive oil, then roasted in the oven until brown and just crispy.  My technique for making pizza is to pre-bake the pizza dough and broil for several minutes to melt the cheese.  This recipe lends itself well to this technique since all of the toppings are cooked prior to baking.  The rosemary potatoes with the caramelized onions and bacon were an extra delicious trio.  The result was really tasty and ended up being a great Fall recipe.

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Steak Tacos with Chipotle Cherry Salsa and Caramelized Onions

What better way to try out a tasty new salsa than to serve it with tacos?  I picked out a skirt steak for these tacos because you can get a great sear on the outside and I figured it would go well with the salsa.  I went simple and just seasoned the steak with a little cumin and smoked paprika.  The salsa, steak and onions went really nicely together.  Caramelized onions are so good on tacos so I add them in whenever possible.  I caramelized the onions in the leftover adobo sauce which added a smokiness that wasn’t too sweet.  Then for a little texture and crunch I added some red cabbage on top.  A little crumbled queso fresco added creaminess (sour cream would probably work fine too.)  All together, this was a really delicious taco and I look forward to having it again sometime.

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Moroccan Chicken Sandwich with Manchego Cheese and Preserved Lemons

After making Moroccan Chicken I had some leftovers that needed to be used.  As I have said in previous posts, I make that dish pretty often so I am always trying to come up with new, tasty recipes for the leftovers.  I decided to try the chicken on a grilled cheese sandwich along with Manchego cheese, caramelized onions and preserved lemons.  The preserved lemons and caramelized onions are sauteed together with honey so their flavors can mingle.  Manchego is a Spanish cheese that has the consistency of mozzarella and has a slightly tangy flavor.  I had it once at a mexican restaurant and I was looking forward to having it again.  It melts great so I thought it would work nicely on a grilled cheese sandwich.  This sandwich was simple to make and the flavors were so good together.

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Caramelized Onions, Gruyere, and Sage

Butternut squash for me is a staple during the fall and winter, especially during holidays like Thanksgiving.  I decided to try this recipe for butternut squash over Thanksgiving and I was not disappointed.  The squash is roasted and tossed with caramelized onions, sage, and melted gruyere cheese.  The squash added a nice pop of color on the plate and the melted gruyere was delicious with the sage and butternut squash. It takes a long time for the squash to roast in the oven but it ended up being well worth it.

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Chicken Quesadilla with Caramelized Onions


I had two leftover chicken thighs from the roasted Cajun chicken so I thought I would use them for chicken quesadillas. I once ordered a quesadilla at this great restaurant that used Manchego cheese and caramelized onions. It was really good so I thought I would try to recreate it. Although I only had cheddar cheese the quesadilla turned out pretty well. I would like to try this recipe out with some of the more tasty Mexican cheeses instead of just plain cheddar.

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BBQ Chicken Pizza with Caramelized Onions


It took some convincing for my Italian, east-coast born, boyfriend to go along with a pizza recipe that requires barbeque sauce, not tomato sauce. After he tasted it though I didn’t have to do anymore convincing. The flavors of this recipe were very good. The tangy barbeque sauce was a nice compliment to the sweet onions. I used Fontina cheese, but you can make it with blue, gouda, feta or mozzarella cheese as well.

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