Melting cream cheese onto the crust of this 3-cheese pizza keeps the dough tender and provides a creamy sauce-like base for the caramelized onions and toppings.

Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F.

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  • Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add onions; cook 15 to 20 min. or until tender and golden brown, stirring occasionally.

  • Place pizza dough on lightly floured baking sheet; stretch to fit 16 x 12-inch baking sheet. Mix garlic and remaining oil; spread onto dough. Bake 10 min.

  • Spread crust with cream cheese; top with remaining cheeses, onions and red pepper. Bake 10 to 12 min. or until crust is lightly browned.

Make Ahead

Caramelized onions can be made ahead of time. Cool, then refrigerate up to 2 days before using as directed.

Smoked Salmon and Capers Pizza

Prepare as directed, using PHILADELPHIA Salmon Cream Cheese Spread and substituting 2 tsp. capers for the crushed red pepper.

Serving Suggestion

For added color and texture, serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Light Dressing.

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; protein 11.6g 23% DV; carbohydrates 40.1g 13% DV; fat 17.1g 26% DV; cholesterol 30.1mg 10% DV; sodium 668.5mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2010
This was excellent. Pre-baking the crust made it very crispy. i took it a little further by adding some odds and ends from the fridge. I had about 1.5 oz of dried mushrooms I reconstituted diced and sauteed with the onions along with some minced garlic a a small amount of spinach. I also added a small amount smoked dried tomatoes that were julienned. The shredded cheese I had was a mixture of mozzarella provolone romano parmesan and asiago. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2012
I used pre-baked pizza crusts and added artichoke hearts and Alaskan King Crab which one would think would take this over the top. But it was just okay for me a bit on th boring side but Hubs called it "pretty 'D' good." I couldn't tell the cream cheese was even there; perhaps more would have made a difference. I believe caramelizing the onions is inportant but even that didn't make this pizza stand out in my mind nor did the addition of the crabmeat or artichokes. So this was forgettable for me. Hubs enjoyed it but even he rated it just three stars. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2010
This was excellent. Pre-baking the crust made it very crispy. i took it a little further by adding some odds and ends from the fridge. I had about 1.5 oz of dried mushrooms I reconstituted diced and sauteed with the onions along with some minced garlic a a small amount of spinach. I also added a small amount smoked dried tomatoes that were julienned. The shredded cheese I had was a mixture of mozzarella provolone romano parmesan and asiago. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
Outstanding! My husband and I loved it and we got our neighbors hooked on it. The only thing I did differently was use Pillbury's canned pizza dough since I prefer it over frozen dough. (Theirs tastes sweeter and reminds me of their cresent rolls). Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2010
If you want to get SIX stars add a little vanilla extract to the softened cream cheese and one packet of Splenda. Mix together before spreading on the pizza. No one will be able to pin point the "secret ingredients" and it's a total winner! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2012
I used pre-baked pizza crusts and added artichoke hearts and Alaskan King Crab which one would think would take this over the top. But it was just okay for me a bit on th boring side but Hubs called it "pretty 'D' good." I couldn't tell the cream cheese was even there; perhaps more would have made a difference. I believe caramelizing the onions is inportant but even that didn't make this pizza stand out in my mind nor did the addition of the crabmeat or artichokes. So this was forgettable for me. Hubs enjoyed it but even he rated it just three stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2011
I followed the recipe exactly and I loved it. I probably used a bit more mozzerella cheese but the cream cheese was still very tasty and the carmelized onions were wonderful. The addition of the garlic to the first bake made it so good. I'll be making this agian. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2011
Delicious! I had a pre-baked crust so I skipped the first cook time. Sauteed the garlic with the onions. I spread the cream cheese over the crust topped with cobly jack instead of mozzarella cause that's what I had. I then put the onion garlic mixture on that and topped with parmesan. I know I made quite a few changes and I usually don't but I know this would be delicious with the other cheeses too;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2012
We loved it. I did not add the red pepper and probably added extra mozzarella because I just topped it and didn t bother to measure the amount of cheese. This is a nice change from our usual pizza. Absolutely delicious fabulous recipe. I ll be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2012
Love this recipe! Simple and tasty Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2012
This type of pizza could have potential but I thought it tasted more like an onion tart than any pizza I have tried. The onion flavor definitely dominated the pizza. I basically made it near exact as the recipe. I am not a huge fan of hard cheeses melted. They do not melt well in my opinion. With the amount it made all of the cheese on top hard which I expected. I ended up using parmesan which is similar and I thought for a hard cheese 1/2 cup was way too much. I thought less than half that amount would have been plenty. The only other change I made was using only 1/4 tsp. of the red pepper flakes. I used whipped cream cheese and low fat mozzarella but that did not seem to be a problem. I also sprinkled a little cornmeal on the pan as I usually do with pizza. I can see something similar working as a small appetizer but not as a pizza taste or texture wise. Read More
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