Great Onion Recipes

The Color of Onions

Spanish Onions come in three colors yellow, red, and white. Yellow onions are full-flavored and are a reliable standby for cooking almost anything. The red onion, with its wonderful color, is a good choice for fresh uses or in grilling and char-broiling. White onions are the traditional onion used in classic Mexican cuisine. They have a golden color and sweet flavor when sautéed.

Spanish Onion Pizza Bread


1-1/2 oz 5 tbsp Active dry yeast
1/4 tsp Sugar
5 cups Warm water(110-115¡F)
10-12 cups Flour
4 tsp Salt
Thinly sliced jumbo onion(3"-4" dia.)
1 cup Olive oil
1 tsp Black pepper
2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary or 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan cheese

Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1 cup of warm water. Proof 5 minutes. Combine 8 cups flour with 2 teaspoons salt in mixer bowl. Using paddle attachment, mix in yeast mixture and remaining 4 cups water. Switch to dough hook and mix 10 minutes, adding in remaining flour as needed until dough is smooth and elastic.**


Place dough in a well oiled bowl. Cover with plastic and let rise until doubled in bulk, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Meanwhile, sauté onions in 1/4 cup oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat until golden brown, 10-15 minutes. Season with pepper, rosemary, and remaining 2 teaspoons salt. Set aside.


Punch down dough and spread onto an oiled full sheet plan; let rise 10 minutes. Dimple dough with fingertips and brush with remaining 3/4 cup olive oil. Bake at 425°F for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and top with onion mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake 10-15 minutes longer, or until golden brown. Cool slightly and cut into serving-sized pieces.


**Thawed frozen pizza dough or pre-baked pizza crust may be substituted.