Sausage Pizza with Caramelized Shallots; best part of a dog’s day;

I went through the remaining shallots in the cave the other day. I had thought most of them were destined for the compost but I managed to save a basket-full for the kitchen and a few for the garden.

However, I knew the ones for the kitchen would not last long. I sliced them all and made caramelized shallots. I used some to make Stuffed Veal Rolls (recipe coming) and the rest on this pizza.

I made a switch for the crust. I usually use puff pastry, but decided to try the pizza crust. Even thought the package was the same size as the puff pastry package the crust inside was quite small. I managed to stretch it to fit my pizza pan and we were quite pleased with it. It was a thin crust, much like we would get at a pizza restaurant here.

The caramelized shallots on the pizza were wonderful…. even if a bit time-consuming.

Sausage Pizza with Caramelized Shallots

Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 15 – 20 shallots, sliced, caramelized, about 3/4 cup
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 pizza crust
  • 4oz (120gr) sausages, cut into 1/3″ (1cm) slices
  • 5 – 6 Roma tomatoes, very thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup sliced green olives
  • 4oz (120gr) mozzarella (for pizza, not fresh)
  • handful of fresh oregano leaves

Sausage Pizza with Caramelized Shallots


  • Caramelize the shallots: Heat butter and oil over medium heat in a skillet.
  • Add shallots and cook, stirring every few minutes, until they are tender and turning translucent.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for 40 – 60 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until a rich, brown color.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Fry the sausage pieces for 2 – 3 minutes to partially cook and release some of the fat.
  • Lay the pizza crust out on a baking sheet, stretching to fit if needed.
  • Arrange the tomato slices on the crust as close as possible without overlapping.
  • Spread the caramelized shallots evenly over the tomatoes.
  • Top with sausage pieces, olives and oregano leaves.
  • Sprinkle with cheese. 
  • Bake in a preheated oven, 400F (200C) for 18 minutes, (or whatever your crust package tells you) until crust and top are golden brown.
  • Remove, slice and serve.

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It was a lovely day today.

I decided to take my camera when the girls and I went for our walk.

Our early morning walk is still on leashes…. Too many bunnies and I want to get back for my coffee.

At noon we got out and do a bit of work – you know, the sitting and staying and heeling and that whole bit..After we finish working we go for a walk – with kibble.

Frolic to be precise.

It’s big enough that they can see it when I throw it.


I throw out a piece for each of them and they search until they find it.

Kibble Toss…. Their very favorite game.


They are very determined to find it. Guapa is better at sniffing it out so I have to throw in different directions.


After a few tosses in the field we go to our little woods. Things get more interesting here. With all the trees I can get some good bounces, flipping the kibble all over.


Apparently, hitting the trees also releases some scent as they always manage to sniff them out.

After the eat their treat they come back to me, waiting for the next toss.


Occasionally, Guapa becomes convinced that she missed one and keeps on searching. I have to wait until she’s not watching me, then drop one so she can find it and we can go home.

And they can have afternoon naps – also an important part of the doggie day.

We do another Kibble Toss walk before their dinner.

Life is good.

Last update on April 11, 2016

5 thoughts on “Sausage Pizza with Caramelized Shallots; best part of a dog’s day;”

  1. Kate, they love it…. I’ve had to put them on a diet but they love their kibble hunts.

    Zoomie, I tried to teach them to fetch sticks or balls but they weren’t interested…. Kibble interests them.

    Tanna, they are very addicted to their routines – and treats.

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