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Italian Sausage & Caramelized Onion Pizza

This Italian Sausage & Caramelized Onion Pizza is totally worth skipping take out for! It's a great recipe to make any day of the week!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 slices
Author Julie Espy


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 sweet onion peeled, halved, and sliced thin
  • 1/2 pound Mild Italian Sausage not links!
  • 1/2 recipe Homemade Pizza Dough or store-bought
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion slices; stir to separate the slices into individual pieces. Cook until onions just begin to brown - about 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until onions are tender and caramelized, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove to a bowl; set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  • Using the same skillet, add Italian sausage and return heat to medium. Cook until sausage is browned and cooked through, about 5 to 8 minutes. Drain; set aside.
  • Roll out pizza dough to a 14 to 16" round {depending on your baking sheet/pizza stone size}, and place on baking sheet or pizza stone.
  • Bake dough for 5 mins. Carefully remove crust from oven.
  • Top with a thin-ish layer of marinara to within 1/2-inch of the dough edge.
  • Then top with sausage and almost all the onions. Sprinkle pizza evenly with cheese, and the remaining onions.
  • Bake for another 8 to 12 minutes until cheese is bubbly, crust edges are golden brown and the bottom is crispy. Remove from oven, slice, and eat!


Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Potassium: 0mg | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg