foodie fridays: caramelized onion, sausage, and barbecue pizza with ranch dressing

caramelized onion, sausage, and barbecue pizza with ranch dressing www.climbinggriermountain.com

This pizza is naughty.

Naughty like your weekend should be.

Sure, every now and again you need a glass of red wine on a Monday because people at work were being mother truckers. And possibly Tuesday….ummmm….even Wednesday. But there’s something about Friday when there are zero rules and calories don’t count. Friday’s make life worth living most weeks.

caramelized onion, sausage, and barbecue pizza with ranch dressing

This pizza has a zero rule policy.

Whatever you are feeling, thinking, or thinking of feeling like doing, this pizza is for you. We are taking the naughty level to 11/10. Because what the heck, you only live once, my peeps. The beautiful part about pizza is that you can do whatever you like. This time around, I channeled my inner college kid and went full on 2am extreme.

Caramelized onions, check. Sausage, check. Ranch dressing, check-ity, check! I realize this may ruffle a few pizza purist feathers, but trust me, you’ll want a slice or two whether it’s 2am or 6pm!

Now, someone pass me a beer!

caramelized onion, sausage, and barbecue pizza with ranch dressing www.climbinggriermountain.com

And don’t forget to check out the rest of my peeps and their tasty pizzzzzzza recipes! #pizzaweek

Monday:
Carrie from Bakeaholic Mama: Pizza Night & My Favorite Pizza Dough

Tuesday:
Kat from Tenaciously Yours: Zorbaz Taco Pizza
Kirsten from Comfortably Domestic: Cornmeal Pizza Crust and Greek Pizza

Wednesday:
Mads from La Petite Pancake: Tangy BBQ Chicken Pizza
Megan from Wanna Be a Country Cleaver: Pork and Pear Pizza

Thursday:
Beka from Kvetchin Kitchen: Clam and Bacon Pizza
Monica from Grommom: Gluten Free Roasted Veggie Pizza

Friday:
Yours Truly: Caramelized Onion, Sausage, and Barbecue Pizza with Ranch Dressing
Jeanne from Inside Nanabread’s Head: Pepporoni Rolls Made 2 Ways

Caramelized Onion, Sausage, and Barbecue Pizza with Ranch Dressing

Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

1 package of pizza dough
1 1/4 cups barbecue sauce
1 large onion, diced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 lb ground sausage
1 1/2 cups mozzarella, shredded
2 tablespoons ranch dressing
parsley, garnish

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Preheat a medium skillet to medium heat, add the butter. Melt the butter and add the onions. Cook until soft and golden about 20 minutes. Remove onions from pan and set aside. In the same skillet add the sausage. Saute until cooked through about 7 minutes. Remove from heat.

Roll out pizza dough into a large rectangle. Spread barbecue sauce on top leaving a small border. Top with sausage, caramelized onions, and cheese. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove often and drizzle ranch dressing on top and garnish with parsley.

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25 Responses to “foodie fridays: caramelized onion, sausage, and barbecue pizza with ranch dressing”

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    Ali @ Inspiralized — February 7, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Holy moly, yum!

    • Lauren replied: — February 8th, 2014 @ 5:28 am

      Thanks, Ali! Have a fab weekend!!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — February 7, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I’ve had BBQ pizza before, but um why have I not put ranch on it before?!!

    • Lauren replied: — February 8th, 2014 @ 5:28 am

      Dude, it’s the best! You gotta’ dewww it!

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    Tieghan — February 7, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Caramelized onions on pizza are the bomb! This is amazing!

    • Lauren replied: — February 8th, 2014 @ 5:28 am

      Yes indeed! And hooray for the weekend!

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    Jeanne (NanaBread) — February 7, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Naughty pizza? I’m in!
    But I couldn’t help thinking “Oh, behaaaave.” – Austin Powers

    • Lauren replied: — February 8th, 2014 @ 5:29 am

      BAHAHAHA!!! Totally. This is why you are the best, Jeanne!

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    DessertForTwo — February 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    This does not ruffle my tail feathers at all! It makes me salivate! :)

    • Lauren replied: — February 8th, 2014 @ 5:29 am

      Thank you, my dear! I’ll send some over ASAP!

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — February 7, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Oh, man! I’d happily eat caramelized onions and barbecue sauce on dirt, but on pizza? Even better, my friend!

    • Lauren replied: — February 8th, 2014 @ 5:31 am

      Yay!! Thanks, Kirsten! I hope you have a fab weekend!

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    cassie — February 7, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Dude. I like how you do naughty. Actually, I love.

    • Lauren replied: — February 8th, 2014 @ 5:30 am

      LOL! This why we are friends:)

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 8, 2014 at 1:08 am

    I love everything about this pizza!

    • Lauren replied: — February 8th, 2014 @ 5:30 am

      Thank you, Stephanie!! xoxo

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    Megan Country Cleaver — February 8, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    You just know the way to my heart!

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    Paula – bell’alimento — February 8, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Friday is pizza day in our house! We will have to give this delicious pizza a try! Pizza, Pizza…Pinned!

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    Joanne — February 9, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Friday eats are definitely a no holds barred situation. ANYTHING GOES. But especially pizza. Loving these toppings!

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    Rachel Cooks — February 9, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    omg — dying!!!! YUM.

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    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — February 10, 2014 at 2:00 am

    This is the pizza I dream about. So amazing!

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