Caramelised Onion, Roasted Red Pepper, Roma Tomato, and Sausage Pizza

Caramelised Onion, Roasted Red Pepper, Roma Tomato, and Sausage Pizza

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, for the week 19 theme of carmelisation. These onions took really long to cook but they were oh so worth it. I used the marinara sauce ( recipe for the sauce



  1. 1/2 Cup Water Warm (110 degrees)
  2. 1/2 Tablespoon White Sugar
  3. 1 1/8 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
  4. 1 1/2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  5. 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  7. 1/2 teaspoon Garlic , minced
  8. 1 1/4 Cups Flour
  9. Marinara Sauce (can or made)
  10. 2 Yellow Onions Medium , sliced
  11. 1 Red Pepper Large
  12. 2 Tomatoes Roma , seeded and chopped
  13. 2 Sausage Italian Links , casing removed
  14. 2 Cups Mozzarella


105 mins
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    Make the dough first; stir water, sugar, yeast together until dissolved. Add the olive oil, salt, italian seasoning, and garlic. Stir in the flour until well blended.

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    Let dough rest 10 minutes and then cover until the rest of the ingredients are ready.

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    Place the sliced onions into a large skillet and heat over low heat. Occasionally toss the onions as they caramelise over the next hour. They should turn brown and sugary.

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    Towards the end of cooking the onions, prepare the red pepper; turn on the broiler. Using tongs, place the pepper on the top oven rack until it's black and charred all over, turning the pepper as you go. 

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    Remove the pepper and place it in a bowl. Cover and let sit for about 10 minutes, until the skin loosens.

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    Remove the skin from the pepper and slice into strips.

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    Once the onions are done cooking, transfer them to bowl and add the sausages to the skillet.

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    Cook the sausage until browned (about 7 minutes).

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    Place a cast iron skillet in the oven and start to preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

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    VERY lightly coat a pie pan with olive. Pat the dough into the pan using fingers dipped in olive oil. 

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    Top the pizza dough with marinara, cheese, onions, red pepper, and sausage.

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    Bake the pizza in the pie pan for 10 minutes and then transfer the pizza to the hot cast iron skillet for an additional 5 to 10 minutes until the crust is cooked through and golden brown.

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