Caramelized Onion and Ricotta Pizza

Again, I realized that I shared a bunch of nice pizza recipes (see: tacos), but not the one I make practically every other time we make pizza for dinner: white pizza with caramelized onions. caramelized onion and ricotta pizza {the kosher foodies}

I like to use red onions, because I love the color they turn when they’re caramelized, but it works with any onion, really. If you have a big vidalia onion, you may only need one, and it might take three little yellow onions to cover the whole pizza.

Because caramelized onions make everything better, and so do runny eggs, feel free to bake some eggs on top of this like we do on our brussels sprouts pizza!

onions to be caramelized for pizza {the kosher foodies}

caramelized onions for white pizza {the kosher foodies}

Caramelized Onion and Ricotta Pizza


  • your favorite pizza dough
  • about 2 medium red onions, sliced in half moons
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 oz. ricotta cheese


  1. Preheat your oven to 500 degrees. If you have a pizza stone, use it (sadly, I do not).
  2. Melt the butter and olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onions and coat, then lower the heat and let the onions cook slowly, stirring occasionally and making sure they don’t brown and crisp. These should cook for at least 30 minutes, sometimes I forget about them for an hour and
  3. Meanwhile, roll out your pizza dough. spread the ricotta evenly over the dough. When the onions are ready, evenly spread them over the dough, and bake for about 18 minutes, until the crust is cooked.
  4. Slice and serve.