Potato, Caramelized Onion & Sausage Pizza

I love potatoes on pizza.

Before Jon and I were married (in fact, waaaay before we were married), we took our first trip as a couple to Washington DC. We stayed on P Street, in a fabulous hotel, and next door was a brick oven pizza place, offering potatoes on their pies.

I’ve been crazy for it ever since. I mean think about it. Bread goes with potatoes. Cheese most definitely goes with potatoes. Sausage goes with potatoes. Therefore, pizza goes with potatoes.

I also love caramelized onions. Sweet and delicious, they might be my favorite vegetable. Except that I love vegetables in general, and choosing just one would be really difficult. So let’s forget I said anything.


Combined with sausage, potatoes and caramelized onion make for an incredible pizza. No sauce needed, just slice up some fresh San Marzano tomatoes and call it a day.


I made this pizza with Brandi’s help, who came up last week for a little Johnsonville Pizza Experimentation Day. She and Seven made the dough (a great recipe I’ll share with Brandi’s permission one day), and then set about to combining our efforts to make the perfect pies using Johnsonville. Did you know Johnsonville has a Pizza Recipe Contest going on? Well, they do. And the grand prize is a trip to ITALY.


As in, the real Italy, not the one at Disney World, which I would be happy winning as well. The real Italy! You should go check out the contest, but certainly don’t enter, as I want to win…I haven’t been to Italy since 2008. I’m in DTs, folks.


Potato, Caramelized Onion & Sausage Pizza

Rating: 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: One 14 inch pizza


1 pizza crust, unbaked
2 cups cubed red bliss potatoes
1 large sweet onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
8 ounces Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage, sauteed
2 cups mozzarella cheese
2 San Marzano Tomatoes, sliced (or other fresh tomato)
1/2 packed cup chopped fresh arugula
Salt & Pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 450. Roll out or stretch pizza dough to preferred size.
In saute pan, place butter, potatoes and onions and saute until just done. Onions will be aromatic and golden.
Place all ingredients on the prepared dough. Bake until golden and bubbling, roughly 15 minutes.



imageRemember how I said Brandi made pizza too? Well, she is posting her creation today on her site, and I highly suggest you head over to check it out. It’s a Breakfast Pizza, and I have to say, it’s pretty incredible. Sausage gravy, eggs, cheese – good gravy, it’s a tasty pizza! You won’t believe how good it is!

Paula from Bell’Alimento also made her Johnsonville Pizza this week and is posting it today…so you should take a look at hers, too! She’s the queen of Italian food, so she knows what’s she’s doing!

One more piece of NEWS

Johnsonville invited the three of us (and a few other bloggers) out to Wisconsin last month to meet, greet, and learn about their products. I was already a huge fan, but it was so special to see how much they love their brand, and their community. But they also love MY community. In fact, they have offered each of us the opportunity to help out our own communities with Blog For A Cause, in which they will donate up to $1000 in MY NAME to the local charity of my choice. Isn’t that fantastic?

I live in a very rural, small community, and $1000 here makes a big difference. I’ve decided to donate to the United Fund of Giles County, and more specifically, to their Hope House. It’s a shelter for homeless/displaced families who need a place to get back on their feet. I can’t think of a better place to help that will really appreciate that kind of money, and I can’t wait until I am able to do it! So, stay tuned, I’ll be begging for comments on a post soon, as Johnsonville is giving me $50 per comment on that post, and I’ll need your help!

Thanks for coming by today, and be sure to drop by tomorrow as well – I have a giveaway you won’t want to miss! Oh, don’t forget to enter the current giveaway of the WestBend Versatility Cooker as well, it’s open for a few more days!

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