Wednesday, February 17

Carmelized Onion and Sausage Pizza

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion thinly sliced
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon salt
½ red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
¼ lb sweet Italian spicy sausage
1 (10 oz) pre-baked Boboli type pizza crust
1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese or *low fat cottage cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons thinly sliced black olives

1: Preheat the oven to 450ยบ F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

2. Heat the oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 cloves chopped fresh garlic, onions, sugar oregano and salt; cook, stirring occasionally until the onions soften, about 3 minutes. Add the bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally until the onions are gold, 8 – 9 minutes.

3. Slice sausage (remove skin) and cook over medium heat; turning the sausage occasionally, until it browns.

4. Place the pizza crust on the baking sheet. Spread with the ricotta cheese or in our case we use low-fat cottage cheese*, leaving a ½” border around the edge. Top with the onion mixture, mozzarella cheese, sausage and Parmesan cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly…about 10 –12 minutes. Sprinkle with the olives and cut into 6 wedges.

Serve with salad and of course a glass of wine


  1. We made this last night and by "we" I mean Amanda. It was fantastic.

  2. We (me) used fresh whole wheat pizza dough from Whole Foods. If you use fresh dough increase the temprature to 475 and bake 20 minutes.


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