Spicy Pizza with Gorgonzola, Caramalized Onions and Almonds

by Kirsten on February 9, 2011 · 22 comments

in Main Dishes, Misc. Savory Dishes

For me it has been quite a challenge to find a simple tasty pizza at any take out pizzeria. Therefore my family has been baking our own pizzas for a very long time. I don’t always have the time to prepare my own dough so I also buy it at our local pizzeria. The dough comes already rolled out on a paper baking sheet and we usually split one pizza in half to create our individual pizzas with the toppings of everybody’s choice.

Pizza with Gorgonzola cheese, caramelized onions, red pepper flakes and almonds was the creation for my pizza half the other night. The sweetness of the onions went perfectly with the sharpness of the Gorgonzola. The pepper flakes added the right amount of spiciness and the crunch of the almonds gave my pizza the ideal finishing touch.

So, create your own version on your next family pizza night or give my pizza with Gorgonzola, caramelized onions, red pepper flakes and almonds a try. I enjoyed it a lot and will be baking it again very soon.

Makes one large Pizza. Serves 3-4.


* organic olive oil
* 1/8 cup butter
* 2 large Vidalia onions, thinly sliced (I used yellow onions)
* 2 teaspoons sugar
* 1 (10 ounce) package refrigerated pizza (I purchase fresh dough at our local pizzeria)
* 1 pound Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
* 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
* 1/4 cup sliced almonds


Preheat oven to 425 F.
Grease a pizza pan or cookie sheet.

In a large saute pan, melt butter over medium heat. Saute onions in butter until the onions are soft and dark brown, approximately 25 minutes. Stir in sugar, and continue cooking for 1 or 2 more minutes.

Press out the dough to desired thickness on the pizza pan. Glaze with olive oil, spread onions evenly over the dough, and top with crumbled Gorgonzola, pepper flakes and almonds.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes (in the center of the oven), or until the crust is crispy and completely baked through (there is nothing worse than a pizza crust that is mushy and under baked).

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Kirsten@My German Kitchen...in the Rockies December 21, 2011 at 5:15 am

@ anonymous: Klar, in der rechten Spalte ist ein Uebersetzerknopf. Einfach anklicken.

Anonymous December 20, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Ich wollte das schöne Rezept nachbacken.
War leider in der Schule ein schlechter Englisch-Schüler.
Gibt es Ihr/Ihre Rezepte auch auf gut Deutsch.
Wäre phantastisch.

Die besten Wünsche für Weihnachten und das neue Jahr

Lea Ann February 20, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Kirsten, I did make this Thursday Night for our Wine Time Group. Everyone loved it. It's delicious and now in my recipe database. Thanks!

Lea Ann February 17, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I'm making this tonight!

Christina February 13, 2011 at 7:13 pm

That looks sooo good. I'd love to make that for dinner one night!

joanna_kuchareczka February 11, 2011 at 8:43 pm

caramalized Zwiebeln und Mandeln, hmmmm, ich hab Lust gleich nachbacken.
LG von Backen-Mit-Spass

Cathy February 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Those fabulous pictures make me want to lick my computer screen!. I never would have thought to combine onions and almonds but it looks delicious. It's nice to get away from the usual tomato topping and try something new. Fantastic!

Nicole February 11, 2011 at 11:29 am

I'm new to your blog and your choice of recipes looks right up my alley! Especially this pizza and the brownies a few posts ago!! I'm also very envious of the view from your home. The view from my apartment in Rome involves lots of dog doo that no one cleans up and sirens screaming all day and night. Oh well, it's temporary 🙂 Enjoy your fresh air!!!

Nuts about food February 11, 2011 at 11:10 am

Don't do this to me, you are killing me! I want to jump right into that picture and steal a slice. That looks so good, what a fab combination.

Alwayzbakin February 11, 2011 at 10:42 am

That sounds wonderful. And it's very pretty to look at. I bet it was delicious.

My Kitchen in the Rockies February 11, 2011 at 4:33 am

@Carlos: How long will it take you to get here? I will have a pizza ready for you!!

Carlos February 11, 2011 at 3:52 am

Brilliant! This is in a class by itself!

At what time should I be over??

kitchen flavours February 10, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Love caramelized onions! Your pizza looks wonderful!

Raina February 10, 2011 at 1:54 am

What a great combination of flavors! It sounds wonderful:)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window February 10, 2011 at 1:39 am

Caramelized onions and pizza dough are yummy even before the addition of the cheese. A definite do for me YUMMY!!!

kitchen roach/galley roach February 9, 2011 at 11:16 pm

I still can not get used to a 'non italian' pizza. although it looks very good.

Stephanie Savors the Moment February 9, 2011 at 9:41 pm

OMG that sounds amazing! I adore caramelized onions – why do I think some honey drizzled over would be good too – weird?! What a great idea to get the dough from your local pizzeria too – fabulous:)

JelliDonut February 9, 2011 at 9:29 pm

I make a version of this but I've never thought to use almonds. Brilliant!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE February 9, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Hey girl, this pizza looks amazing! I've never had almonds on pizza. Pine nuts, but not almonds–what a great concept!

highplainsdrifters February 9, 2011 at 5:21 pm

onions on a pizza are no big surprise, but it's amazing how caramalized onions get everyone's attention. cheeers!

George February 9, 2011 at 5:19 pm

I would love to eat this NOW!

Chele February 9, 2011 at 4:14 pm

What great pizza toppings! Wish I had thought of that sooner!!! I know what we'll be having for dinner at the weekend ;0)

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