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Recipe Summary

35 mins
25 mins

All the delicious ingredients of French onion soup come together in this extravagantly delicious dinner. Shallots take the place of onions, which become jammy and sweet when caramelized and mixed with balsamic vinegar. These join nutty Gruyère and creamy ricotta on top of the dough, which is finished with fresh parsley and thyme. Serve with a salad featuring peppery greens like arugula, mâche, or frisée tossed with a Dijon vinaigrette.


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 500°F with a rack in lowest position. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven over medium. Add shallots and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time (up to ¼ cup) as needed if shallots start to burn. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar.

  • Brush a large baking sheet with a generous amount of oil. Stretch dough into a rough 12-inch circle and place on baking sheet. Brush remaining 1 tablespoon oil onto dough. Spread shallot mixture evenly over dough, leaving a ½-inch border. Top with Gruyère and rounded tablespoons of ricotta.

  • Bake pizza on lowest rack until crust has puffed and cheese has melted, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with parsley and thyme.

Nutrition Facts

692 calories; fat 28g; cholesterol 47mg; carbohydrates 88g; dietary fiber 7g; protein 26g; sugars 13g; saturated fat 10g.