Caramelized Onion, Gorgonzola and Pear Pizza with Arugula | Sip and Spice

Caramelized Onion, Gorgonzola and Pear Pizza with Arugula

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 pizza


  • 1 batch dough
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion sliced thinly
  • 1 pear sliced thinly
  • 6 oz. mozzarella shredded
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon gorgonzola
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons greek yogurt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons ranch seasoning
  • 3 cups arugula


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F. Prepare your pizza pan or sheet pan with olive oil spray if necessary.

  2. In a small saute pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and the thinly sliced onion. Saute for 10 minutes until golden brown and fragrant. Remove from the pan and set aside.

  3. Place the pan back over the heat and add the sliced pear. Cook for 4-5 minutes until pear is softened, careful not to break up the pear slices when you stir.

  4. Spread the pizza dough out on a round pizza pan. Drizzle on the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil and spread out the minced garlic pieces across the dough, leaving a 1/2 inch around the perimeter for a crust. Layer on the caramelized onions, then sprinkle on the mozzarella and 1/4 cup of the gorgonzola. Spread out the cooked pear slices and place pizza in the oven for 15 minutes to bake. Pizza is done when the underneath is firm and golden and the cheese is golden brown.

  5. Place the saute pan back over medium heat and toast the walnut pieces for just about 5 minutes until they start to brown. Careful not to let them burn! Set aside.

  6. In a medium bowl, combine the greek yogurt, water, ranch seasoning and remaining 1 tablespoon gorgonzola. Mix well, then add in the arugula and toss to fully coat.

  7. Remove the pizza from the oven once fully cooked. Sprinkle on the toasted walnuts, then top the pizza with the dressed arugula. Dig in!