Pizza night gets sophisticated! Simple caramelized onions, spicy Italian turkey sausage, and creamy Gouda cheese
are spread over a pre-made pizza dough for a quick and easy meal any night of the week!
This sausage caramelized onion pizza recipe is one you’re going to wish you tried sooner. Packed with so much flavor this caramelized onion pizza is incredible to the last bite. Enjoy it all year long to enjoy a comforting bite of delicious sweet onions, crisp pizza crust, and delicious melted cheese in every bite. There’s no wrong time for pizza.
Pizza with caramelized onions
This pizza is super easy to make and it’s all thanks to the simple yet delicious ingredients. Starting with the caramelized onions that are insanely easy to prepare. They basically cook themselves. Simply add some fat to a pan (butter or oil) and let your onions cook down until they are soft and golden. Their tantalizingly sweet flavor lends itself perfectly to the spicy Italian turkey sausage. The Gouda cheese is creamy and mild enough to complement, rather than detract any flavor from the onions. I used a Pillsbury thin crust pizza dough because I am all about simplicity.
- Thin crust pizza dough
- Olive oil
- Garlic clove
- Olive oil
- Large onion
- Granulated sugar
- White wine vinegar
- Ground turkey Italian Sausage
- Gouda cheese
- Dried rosemary
- Dried oregano
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Caramelized Onion and Sausage Pizza
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
- Unroll your pizza dough and spread it out into a baking sheet.
- Spread the top with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the minced garlic. Set aside.
- In a skillet on the stove, heat the remaining olive oil, and add in the sliced onion, salt, and sugar. Cook for about 20 minutes or until they have become caramel in color and are soft. Make sure that you stir the onions every 5 minutes or so to help prevent them from burning and sticking to the pan.
- Add in the vinegar during the last few minutes of cooking, stirring until the liquid has evaporated.
- In another skillet, cook your crumbled Italian sausage until completely browned.
- Top your pizza dough with the cooked sausage, shredded cheese, onions, rosemary, and oregano.
- Cook in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the pizza have browned.
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Caramelized Onion and Sausage Pizza
Simple caramelized onions, spicy Italian turkey sausage, and creamy Gouda cheese are spread over a pre-made pizza dough for a quick and easy meal any night of the week!
- 1 can (11oz) thin crust pizza dough (I used Pillsbury)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 lb ground turkey Italian Sausage
- 2 cups Gouda cheese, shredded
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- Preheat oven to 400. Unroll pizza crust and spread onto a baking sheet. Spread 1 tablespoon olive over dough along with minced garlic. Set aside.
- In a large skillet heat olive oil. Add sliced onion, salt and sugar. Cook onions for about 20 minutes or until they become caramel in color and are soft. Be sure to stir onions every 5 minutes to prevent them from burning and sticking to the pan. Add vinegar during the last few minutes of cooking, stir until liquid has evaporated.
- In a separate skillet, cook crumbled Italian sausage until completely browned. Top pizza with sausage, shredded cheese, onions, rosemary and oregano. Cook 10-12 minutes or until edges have browned.
Serving Size1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 450Total Fat 31gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 83mgSodium 816mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 22g
Hahahaha! I’ve had quite a few of those nights where I skip happily around the kitchen imagining the compliments I’m about to receive. Then my husband is directed to the nearest drive thru while I hang my head in shame.
This pizza looks so good, though! I love caramelized onions and only wish that I could convince my husband that raw or even cooked onions are nothing at all like caramelized onions. He just won’t give them a chance!
Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet says
This pizza is right up my alley! We have pizza night every weekend and I am always looking for ways to add more onions to them!!
Like I said, that chicken recipe and pizza are my go-to’s when I’m all out of time. This looks great! Good combo of flavors. Pinning this now 🙂
Your Malaysian pizza sounds interesting….but I think, like you, I’ll stick with this one instead. I love all the components and would thoroughly enjoy this pizza for dinner!!
Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy says
Your writing cracks me up! Melted caramel on a dinner pizza is not a good thing. 🙂 This pizza looks fantastic! We love pizza so I will definitely be trying this!
Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) says
I agree about those caramelized onions .. how did I ever live without them? And funny about that pizza .. I’ve made things that have been spit out. yikes. 🙂 Love this simple sausage and onion pizza. Great photos.
This would not be one meal to spit out! Caramelized onions are really amazing!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Haha my hubs always says “There’s always pizza!” When I try a new recipe 🙂 This pizza looks delicious. Way to redeem yourself 🙂
This redemption has been 10 years in the making!
Beth @ The First Year Blog says
You make onions sound so delicious! You’re amazing Tanya!
I love white pizza with sausage on it, but usually only order it out. Going to give this a try at home. Yum!
i totally want this for dinner tonight!!! Thanks so much for linking up at Creativity Unleashed. Featuring you tomorrow on the blog and hope to see you back. 🙂