Caramelized Onion Pizza with Honey Slaw
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Serves: 1 large pizza
  • For the Slaw:
  • 3 cups of shredded cabbage
  • ¾ cup shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup shredded red cabbage (optional; I left it out because I couldn't find and red cabbage smaller than a basketball)
  • OR 1 (16 ounce) bag of prepared slaw mix
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ⅛ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • For the Pizza:
  • 1 recipe whole wheat pizza dough (or store-bought dough)
  • about a tablespoon of olive oil (to brush on the crust)
  • a sprinkle of garlic powder (to season the crust)
  • 2 Vidalia onions, very thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • about ⅓ cup shredded Parmesan cheese, or to taste
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup cooked & crumbled Italian sausage (hot or mild)
  1. To prepare the slaw combine the shredded cabbage, carrots, and red cabbage in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, light mayonnaise, sugar, and salt & pepper. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mix and toss to coat. Refrigerate.
  2. Put the 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium non-stick skillet and melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and stir occasionally, cooking slowly over medium heat until they are soft and caramel colored.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 500 (if using a pizza stone) NOT BROIL. If you are cooking your pizza conventionally on the back of a cookie sheet 450 will do.
  4. Brush your pizza dough lightly with the olive oil and then sprinkle the garlic powder across it. Spread the caramelized onions evenly (I like to press mine with the back of a fork a little so they smear like jam). Sprinkle the Parmesan, then the mozzarella, then the sausage evenly over the onion spread on the dough. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until the pizza reaches your desired done-ness.
  5. Let the pizza cool a little, slice, and top each piece with the honey slaw.
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at