Caramelized Onion with Sausage Pizza

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Dinner, Main Course American/Italian
By Kelly Djalali Serves: 2-4
Prep Time: 20 Minutes (+ 2 hours for caramelized onions) Cooking Time: 10-15 Minutes Total Time: ~ 2 Hours, 30 Minutes

The sausage has a spicy kick, the caramelized onions are lightly sweet, deliciously savory while the ricotta adds a fresh, mellow richness.


  • 2 Red Onions, peeled, halved and sliced thinly
  • Drizzle of Olive oIl
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt
  • 1 lb. Ground Spicy Italian Sausage
  • 1 Prepared Pizza Dough
  • 1 cup Shredded Low Moisture Mozzarella
  • 1/4-1/3 cup of Ricotta Cheese


For the Caramelized Onions


Peel and halve two red onions; thinly slice them and sauté over low heat with a little olive oil and pinch of Kosher salt for about two hours. Go about your morning and give them a stir every 20 minutes or so. Transfer to a container with a lid and refrigerate until you're ready to use them.

Spicy Italian Sausage


Brown one pound of Hot Italian sausage over medium heat, breaking it apart as it cooks. Then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. When it's cooled a bit, transfer to a container and cover in the fridge until you're ready to use.

Caramelized Onion with Sausage Pizza


About 45-50 minutes before you're ready to bake, preheat your home oven to 450 degrees. Let the oven and the pizza steel or stone preheat for about 1 hour before putting the pizza in the oven.


Roll, stretch or pull your dough to a roughly 12-inch round. Evenly spread about a cup of shredded mozzarella on the dough.


Next, add the browned spicy sausage. Top the sausage with the caramelized onions. Finally, dot the top with dollops of ricotta cheese.


Bake the pizza for 10-15 minutes in your home oven. Or until the crust is puffed and golden and the cheese is melted and bubbly.