Caramelized Onion & Gorgonzola Pizza


Throughout my college career, I worked at a small, locally-owned restaurant that served some of the best wood-fired pizzas I’ve ever tasted.

caramelized onion and gorgonzola pizza

This combination, in particular, was one of my favorites. Sweet caramelized onions paired with salty Gorgonzola cheese are a match made in heaven. I don’t typically like the flavor of blue cheese, but I love it on this pizza.

Though this unexpected combination would work well on any pizza crust you like, I used my cauliflower pizza crust as a base, to keep it properly combined. I also topped it off with a sprinkling of fresh thyme, but I think fresh rosemary sprigs would be even better. I hope you enjoy this unique flavor combination as much as I do– you may never want to go back to traditional red sauce again.

Caramelized Onion & Gorgonzola Pizza
Serves 2-4

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon butter or coconut oil
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup Gorgonzola crumbles
1 cauliflower pizza crust
fresh thyme or rosemary, as desired

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 400F and prepare the cauliflower pizza crust using the recipe here. While the crust is baking, melt the butter or coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat and start to sauté the sliced onion.

It takes time to caramelize onions, but trust me, it’s worth it.

caramelizing onions in a skillet

After about 20 minutes of occasional stirring, your onions should look something like this. (If the onions start to stick to the pan, use a splash of water to keep things moving.)

This is about the time your pizza crust should be ready, so pull it out of the oven, and arrange the caramelized onions, Gorgonzola, and a sprinkling of fresh thyme or rosemary on top. Return to the oven to bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.

caramelized onion and gorgonzola cheese pizza

Slice and serve warm!

5 from 4 votes
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Caramelized Onion & Gorgonzola Pizza
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

An unexpected combination of sweet onions and salty Gorgonzola cheese that is sure to please your taste buds!

Course: Main Course
Servings: 2
Calories: 192 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon butter or coconut oil
  • 1 large yellow onion , thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Gorgonzola crumbles
  • 1 cauliflower pizza crust
  • fresh thyme or rosemary , as desired
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. Preheat your oven to 400F and prepare the cauliflower pizza crust using the recipe here. While the crust is baking, melt the butter or coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat and start to sauté the sliced onion.
  3. After about 20 minutes of occasional stirring, your onions should be soft and golden in color. (If the onions start to stick to the pan, use a splash of water to keep things moving.)
  4. This is about the time your pizza crust should be ready, so pull it out of the oven, and arrange the caramelized onions, Gorgonzola, and a sprinkling of fresh thyme or rosemary on top. Return to the oven to bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  5. Slice and serve warm!

I hope you enjoy this fun twist the next time you make pizza!

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Comments

Maaike

This looks delicious! I love topping up cauliflower pizza crust with mushrooms, tomato slices and a generous amount of grated mature gouda cheese.

Meagan

This is my FAVORITE thing to do with onions. I can easily eat half or a whole onion in one sitting! Eeek 🙂

Katy

I remember eating the goat cheese and thyme pizza EVERYDAY after work at Milton’s. Delicious memories!

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Alia Vo

Wow – Your pizza looks beautiful! Congratulations on your upcoming cookbook; I can not wait to purchase it! xx

Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen

This looks amazing and I think how I am going to try my first version of your cauliflower crust this weekend!

saniel

Can ground flax egg or chia egg be used in place of egg for vegan version? Also any thoughts on almond cheese?

Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!

Call me boring, but I love margharita pizza with goat cheese!! Oh my goodness good!

Trinks114

This dish is absolutely wonderful. 5+ stars. I improvised a little by spreading a very thin amount of fig jam on crust and then layering with thinly sliced pears, caramelized onions, Gorgonzola cheese, & thyme, as directed. It is addictive!!! I love your website. Just began following you on Pinterest.

Michelle

Wow – this was delicious! When I read the recipe this morning, I knew we would be eating it tonight 🙂 It tastes as good as it looks. I used garlic-herb goat cheese in my cauliflower crust so that added a little extra herb flavor. I used feta cheese instead of gorgonzola. Next time I’m adding a few dried cranberries and chopped cashews!

Thank you for another great recipe!

Erika

I found out I am allergic to cow dairy…what type of goat cheese do you recommend instead of the gorgonzola? I also found out that I am allergic to bananas and almonds. I am planning on going back on your plan and am concerned about these allergies, especially the almond. I would love an substitutions you would recommend. Thanks! Erika

    Megan

    Chevre or goat feta would work, too! I have recipes for hemp milk and coconut milk on the blog, if you need to avoid almond milk, so those would be good alternatives for your allergies. And bananas are easy enough to avoid, too! Try using avocado as a thickener in smoothies, along with some dates for sweetness.

Susan M

Just made this for lunch for me and the hubby. Wow ! Wow!! It came out perfect and so yummy. I will be making this again next week…and will make extra pizza crusts to freeze. My hubby loved it also. I had a little leftover cauliflower rice….and put some olive oil and parm cheese in it…yummy. I will definitely experiment with different toppings but for now this is great…and I don’t even care for gorgonzola! Thx… oh I can probably use this as a ‘bread’ for open faced sandwiches….which I miss….yay!!

Kayla

Haha what a coincidence I’m in college right now and I work at a locally owned Italian restaurant that makes this kind of pizza too! They also make one with pears, walnuts, and Gorgonzola that is also delicious. Can’t wait to make this version at home once I get some Cauliflower.

Susan

I made this today for the second time….and for my second crust, I roasted tomatoes and zucchini ribbons…then put them in a pan with some homemade basil pesto…yum. It got easier to get all of the water out…but would love to know if anyone found a shortcut ! I put some of the rice in a strainer and used the back of a deep spoon to force to water out…helped some. So hard on the hands.

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