Caramleized Onion and Andouille Pizza


It is Holiday Recipe Club time again!  Want to join the fun?  Make sure to contact Erin for all the details on Holiday Recipe Club. It is a fun blog hop with a little ingredient challenge thrown in for good measure.

Today we are celebrating Mardi Gras with challenge ingredients of either Andouille Sausage, Bananas, or Bourbon.  I had a few links of Andouille Sausage in my freezer already, so I knew what I was going to use :)  I didn’t want to go traditional with New Orleans style food though, so I had to think a little out of the box.  I almost did a creamy pasta, but in the end decided on pizza.  This pizza was fun, and definitely not our normal style pizza.  I just used a little garlic and oil for the sauce, but my husband thought a white sauce or even an Alfredo sauce would make it over the top good!  The caramelized onions were a great sweet contrast to the spicy sausage.  If you had Fontina Cheese, I think that would make a great swap for the traditional Mozzarella.


Caramelized Onion and Andouille Pizza

Pizza dough (store bought or your favorite recipe)
1 large onion, sliced
2  cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 pound Andouille Sausage
1 1/2 cups Mozarella Cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Grease a large cookie sheet and sprinkle with corn meal.

Heat a large skillet over low heat.  Add 1 Tbls of olive oil and the onions.  Cook, stirring often for about 30 minutes. Season with salt.  You want them to turn a light brown, caramel color (but brown from a high heat).  In a separate pan heat remaining oil and garlic over a low heat.  You are just infusing the oil with the garlic flavor. Brown Andouille Sausage, drain over paper towels.

Spread dough into about a 12 inch circle.  Brush with garlic oil (you will probably have some leftover).  Sprinkle with the caramelized onions, sausage and cheese.  Season with a little black pepper.  Bake for about 15 minutes.


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  1. What an ingenious way to use the ingredients! And YUMMMM!

  2. Sounds incredible!! The mixture of flavours sounds delicious – – pizza night will have a new spin this week 😉

  3. I *just* finished breakfast and already feel hungry by reading your description of this pizza! How come caramelized onion always sounds so good…Very nice pizza, Erin!

  4. Ok, I’m coming to raid your freezer! I love all Cajun and creole food. What a great idea to make a pizza and what a fun blog hop!

  5. This sounds like an awesome combination. I’m a big fan of caramelized onions!

  6. Oh, yeah! A winner for sure!!! Another wonderful holiday blog hop!

  7. I love Andouille so much, and I actually posted my recipe for homemade andouille just last week. This pizza looks awesome! Caramelized onions are so great on pizza as well. Great job with this one!

  8. This pizza sounds tremendous and I applaud you for your creativity. I’ve never had andouille sausage, but it must be fabulous! This was such a fun theme for my first time participating in the Holiday Recipe Club. Love your blog!!!!!

  9. yum! I’ve never made pizza before. I don’t know what I’m waiting for!! :)

  10. I totally agree that fontina cheese would be so good on this! Such a yummy looking pizza overall.

  11. 0000, this looks Incredible.


  12. Your pizza creation looks amazing. Never thought to use andouille sausage on pizza before. Well done. :)

  13. Oh boy, I was craving pizza before I came on your site and now I am REALLY craving it haha.

  14. Yum! This pizza looks fantastic!! My mouth is watering!!!

  15. Mmmm, now I’m all dreamy-eyed! Sounds amazingly delicious :)

  16. Pizza looks good. Can’t go wrong with pizza.

  17. Sausage is the one pizza meat topping my husband and I can agree on. This pizza looks great and I am not wishing this was for dinner. I need to remember not to read food blogs at dinner time.

  18. This looks so good Erin! Love the whole Marti Gras twist :)

  19. Yummy! I LOVE the flavors in this! Caramelized onion is one of my favorite pizza toppings! And the sausage will make my husband happy… Thank you for sharing this recipe, Erin! :)

  20. Wonderful combination of flavors u have on this pizza,
    The earthiness of the sausage and the sweetness from the caramelized onions must be an absolute deliciousness….
    I am hungry now again…

  21. Erin, this looks delicious! I am really enjoying all the creative posts for Mardi Gras!

  22. I LOOOVE andouille sausage, especially the chicken version they sell at Trader Joe’s. And who doesn’t love caramelized onions? I will have to try this very very soon! Looks like I’m going to have to make a big batch of pizza dough.

    Thanks for sharing!

  23. What a creative pizza! Looks amazing!

  24. ooh, this sounds amazing! i love andouille + i love caramelized onions, so i would love this pizza. bookmarking to try it in the future – thanks so much for sharing!

  25. Hi! Your blog has totally caught my eye with this recipe! I love pizza, and I love andouille sausage. I’ve been wanting to try a new twist on pizza for quite some time…I’ve bookmarked this for future plans!

  26. This sounds great!! Onions are my absolute favorite pizza topping! I like that you didn’t use a tomato sauce, looks delish!

  27. LOVE this pizza, Erin! So yummy!

  28. Oh this pizza looks incredible! Wish I had some andouille in my fridge right now!

  29. I love homemade pizza and this looks super delish!! anne

  30. I am loving your pizza! The bf and I often make our own pizza (instead of ordering) – we will have to try this next time. I love the fontina suggestion too, that sounds delicious.

  31. Oh hello beautiful! You are calling my name. Caramelized onion and andouille pizza – this sounds like a combination made in the heavens.

  32. I’m always looking for new things to do with andouille sausage – this looks DELICIOUS!

  33. Love the sound of this and I’m gonna make it for my friends this weekend but I have a question. What is the purpose of the corn meal on the pan? Can I substitute anything else?

    • It helps to make sure the crust doesn’t get soggy. Sometimes the direct contact with the nonstick spray it can get a little soggy. I can’t think of a substitute, maybe just a light sprinkle of flour would work. I hope you enjoy!


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