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Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Sodium
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."
-Yogi Berra, Baseball great

The refrigerator light goes on...

I love French Onion Soup and one of my chef friends makes the world's best. He starts with caramelized onions and adds his amazing veal stock. The soup is lean, full of onions (which are great for you) and topped with melted Swiss cheese (which is great for your soul). This recipe was created to capture those flavors but in a pizza.

Reduced Fat Cheeses

Regular cheddar cheese is about 9 grams of fat per ounce. These days the lower fat versions are easy to find and full of flavor. Look for cheeses in the range of 4 to 6 grams per ounce.

Kraft produces a good sharp cheddar that is 6 grams per ounce that is marketed under the Cracker Barrel name. It is labeled "made with 2% milk, Reduced Fat." Jarlesburg brand is a very good quality Swiss cheese, which has about 6 grams of fat per ounce. Reduced Fat Cheeses 


 

French Onion Pizza



Servings = 2 | Serving size =1 pizza

Cooking Time = 90 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe also requires making Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

1/2 whole wheat pizza dough recipe
spray olive oil
2 large white onions (sliced)
1 cup low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
4 ounces reduced fat Swiss cheese (grated)

While the pizza dough is proofing place a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Spray lightly with olive oil and add the onions. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions begin to brown. Adjust the heat so that the onions wont burn but caramelize well.

When the onions are well browned add the chicken stock, salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until all of the liquid has evaporated. Turn the heat off.

Place a pizza stone or a cookie sheet in the oven and preheat to 500F.

When the pizza dough is finished make two small pizza crusts about 10 inches in diameter.

Evenly spread half of the caramelized onions over each pizza crust. Top each pizza with half of the cheese and place the pizza in the oven. Cook for about 5 minutes. Turn the pizza around 180 and cook for another 5 - 8 minutes until the crust is cooked and the cheese melted.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 pizza

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 369 Calories from Fat 39
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 7%
    Saturated Fat 2g 12%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 561mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 61g 20%
    Dietary Fiber 10g 38%
    Sugars 21g  
Protein 26g  
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 55%
Calcium 65% Iron 12%
Vitamin K 2 mcg Potassium 890 mg
Magnesium 88 mg