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Onion & Feta Pizza

Onion and feta pizza, otherwise known to me as my pregnancy pizza.

Let me explain.  I’ve talked plenty about having had gastric bypass and how I am not to eat a significant amount of bread, pasta, rice, or potatoes.  Although this pizza series makes that ironic, huh?!  Anyway, until I got pregnant with my daughter, I was very devout with limiting those contraband items.

But once I got pregnant, and the cravings started, all that went out the window.  I had three very specific cravings.  The first was Indian food, specifically Tandoori Oven here in my town.  Unfortunately, every time I ate Indian, I got really sick.  However, pregnancy cravings cannot be ignored, so I continued to try to eat it when the cravings again struck, always with the same results.  Ironically, my daughter’s favorite food is Indian. Kids!

My next craving was Cafe Sabor, a Mexican bistro in a restored train station.  I wanted their carne asada. Luckily this was on the approved “to eat” list.

My other craving that couldn’t be ignored, and one that I am most ashamed of is Olive Garden.  I only wanted their spaghetti and meat sauce.  The reason this is so shameful to me is because my spaghetti and meat sauce is far superior to theirs’.  I wanted this at least weekly for several months.  I should explain that one order of their spaghetti and meat sauce was at least four meals for me, if not six.  So eating it weekly meant I was eating a lot of pasta.

Well, my then-husband and I were down in the Salt Lake area one evening and were out shopping when we happened upon The Pi Pizzeria.  The Pi started in a basement location near the University of Utah that has grown to have several locations in the greater Salt Lake area.  Before my surgery, and when we lived in the area, we ate there every few months.  But once we moved to Logan and I had my surgery, I hadn’t stepped foot inside any of their restaurants.  But once I saw it, and was six months pregnant, there was no reasoning me out of eating there.

I wasn’t sure what type of pizza I wanted and so I looked over the list of toppings.  Then I saw them.  I wanted a pizza that I had never considered eating before.  I simply wanted white onions and feta cheese (sauce and mozzarella were, of course, included).  From that first bite onward, I have been in love.  Many have mocked my love of onion and feta pizza, but once I not so politely shove a piece in their face, the mocking ends.

I’m no longer pregnant (thankfully), I am able to eat Indian again without consequence (gratefully), Cafe Sabor still makes a great carne asada (delightedly), the desire for Olive Garden spaghetti with meat sauce is gone (relievedly) and onion and feta pizza is still delicious to me (blessedly).

Onion & Feta Pizza

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • Pizza dough
  • Pizza sauce
  • White onions; sliced
  • Feta cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Roll out the dough ball to the desired thinness.
  2. Using a pastry brush, brush the edges or crust of the dough with olive oil.
  3. Take two hearty kitchen tablespoons of sauce and spread around the dough, stopping at the olive oil border.
  4. Evenly spread a handful of white onions over the sauce.
  5. Sprinkle a hearty amount of feta cheese over the entire pizza.
  6. Then dust the entire pizza with mozzarella cheese.
  7. Place the pizza in the oven, towards the back, it will cook in about 2 minutes, but watch it, and half way through cooking, move it closer to the front of the oven.
  8. Or if using a pizza stone indoors: preheat the oven to 400° and allow the stone to preheat for at least 10 minutes.
  9. Assemble the pizza and slide it onto the stone in the oven.
  10. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until it has reached the desired doneness.

Thank you for sharing!

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Stephane Boghossian
    June 19, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Yum… now a couple of black provence olives on top of that and a cold Rose wine…

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 20, 2014 at 4:17 pm

      Ahhh, Stephane, a Rose would be perfect, olives on your side only. 🙂

  • Reply
    Brigid OHara Koshko
    June 19, 2014 at 7:45 am

    I love feta cheese and onions and of course pizza! This is going to be on my family’s menu very soon. Can’t wait to try it.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 20, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      Hope you love it as much as I do, Brigid!

  • Reply
    Terri S
    June 19, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    That looks so good, Thank you for sharing,

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 20, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      Terri, it is my favorite. Hope you enjoy it too. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Rialle
    June 19, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    That looks mighty tasty!! I’m not a fan of white onions so perhaps red onions would be fine. Should definitely give this one a shot!! Love thin crust pizzas too!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 20, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      Rialle, any onion will do. I love them all. I love the zip of the white, but I make other pizzas with the red onions. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by.

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    Shannon
    June 19, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I make something like this but I always caramelize the onions first. Thank you for sharing this pizza recipe with us.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 20, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      Shannon…Love, love, love the idea of caramelized onions!!!

  • Reply
    Melissa S
    June 21, 2014 at 9:15 am

    This pizza sounds delicious. We make homemade pizza at least every 2 weeks, I am going to try this next time and maybe ad some halved grape tomatoes after it comes out of the oven.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 21, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Melissa, that sounds great. I like cooking the tomatoes on the pizza and blistering the skins. Yummy!

  • Reply
    Paula Ball
    June 26, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Onion is my favorite pizza topping so there is no way I wouldn’t like this pie. On the grocery list!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 27, 2014 at 12:40 am

      Fantastic. I love onions in everything. To be honest, I love just onions on a pizza with sauce and cheese! But I’m odd! 🙂

  • Reply
    Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life
    February 23, 2016 at 6:42 am

    I do like onions and feta on pizza. My family only likes plain pizzas, and I only like “gourmet” ones…so frustrating. However on the up side, when I make pizza, the “specialty” one is all mine. And I love leftovers! Definitely will have to try this, Michelle! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Citra Kale @Citra's Home Diary
    February 23, 2016 at 6:57 am

    I like your stone oven you use here… and your pizza seems hearty delicious with that onion (I always use it for my pizza topping), thx for sharing

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    heather @french press
    February 23, 2016 at 8:59 am

    sounds perfect for Friday night pizza night! I love simple toppings

  • Reply
    Laura @MotherWouldKnow
    February 23, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    We often make homemade pizza (my husband used to be a pizza man summers on the boardwalk), but we’ve never done one with both feta and mozzarella. (Mozzarella and parmesan is the traditional combo, and the only one my tradition-bound husband makes.) I know my husband will give me a quizzical look, but I love the sound of the feta/mozzarella combo, but I’m definitely up for it.

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    Julie @ Texan New Yorker
    February 23, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Well, I am most assuredly not pregnant and this pizza sounds absolutely amazing to me! I love feta on a pizza. On anything really… This looks great in my book! 🙂

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
    February 23, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    This is my kind of pizza! And my daughter loves onions so this would work perfectly for us!

  • Reply
    Sabrina
    February 23, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Quick and flavorful homemade pizzas are a favorite of mine! They’re perfect for a weeknight meal!

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    Lauren @ Hall Nesting
    February 24, 2016 at 8:59 am

    For both pregnancies all I wanted was anything sweet – which is not in my nature at all. And where your Olive Garden craving left you I now choose sweet over salty to this day! And now I am no longer pregnant but I am definitely craving this pizza

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    Andi @ The Weary Chef
    February 24, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I love pizza in any form! This looks so tasty! YUM!!

  • Reply
    Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar
    February 26, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Mmmm, I love onions on pizza and I bet I’d love feta too! Gotta try this combo soon.

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