1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 medium sweet onion, peeled, halved, and sliced thin
1 pound Dean’s Hot Sausage
Pizza Dough (homemade or packaged ready-to-bake)
1/2 cup marinara sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Other favorite pizza toppings if desired (pepperoni, fresh spinach, veggies)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion slices; stir to separate the slices into individual pieces. Cook until onions just begin to brown – about 5 minutes stirring occasionally – then reduce heat to medium-low and cook until onions are tender and caramelized, about 20 minutes (still stirring occasionally). Remove from heat; set aside.
Cook sausage on medium heat until it is browned and cooked through, about 5 to 8 minutes. Drain; set aside.
Roll out and press pizza dough into a half-sheet size pan or cookie sheet.
Bake dough for 8 mins. Carefully remove crust from oven.
Top with a thin layer of marinara to within ½-inch of the dough edge.
Then top with sausage and almost all the onions. Sprinkle pizza evenly with cheese, and the remaining onions.
Bake for another 8 to 12 minutes until cheese is bubbly, crust edges are golden brown and bottom is crispy. Remove from oven and let cool 5-10 minutes; cut into squares and serve.