BBQ Pizza with Caramelized Onions

A delicious BBQ Pizza made with tasty Campfire Sauce and loaded with Caramelized Onions.

BBQ Pizza with Caramelized Onions

Pizza night is a favorite in our home. Since Mr. Mother Thyme and I met we have always enjoyed creating our own pizzas. Don’t get me wrong, we love ordering from our favorite pizza shop too, but most of the time when it comes to pizza night it’s made right in our own kitchen.

Some of our favorite homemade pizza’s include my Buffalo Chicken Ranch Pizza and Meatball Pizza. This BBQ Pizza with Caramelized Onions is now on the top of our list. Mr. Mother Thyme says it’s the best pizza he has ever had. Honestly I was shocked. I knew it was good, but for him to come out and say it was the best means a lot.

BBQ Pizza with Caramelized Onions

BBQ Pizza with Caramelized Onions

This is not just an ordinary BBQ Pizza with a layer of BBQ sauce topped with cheese and often chicken and a handful of goodies. This BBQ Pizza is made with my incredible Campfire Sauce that is simply equal parts BBQ sauce and mayo and a few drops of liquid smoke. This sauce is so good you may want to put it on everything.

If usually make my own BBQ sauce (you can find that recipe HERE) but if you have your own favorite BBQ sauce you can definitely use that as well.

The star of the show are the caramelized Vidalia onions. This pizza is loaded with them! Pure, sweet caramelized Vidalia onions. The combination of the Campfire Sauce and onions is amazing. No wonder why Mr. Mother Thyme says this is the best pizza he has ever had.

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BBQ Pizza with Caramelized Onions

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BBQ Pizza with Caramelized Onions

A delicious BBQ pizza with BBQ Campfire Sauce and loaded with Caramelized Vidalia Onions.

  • Author: Jennifer
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 8


  • For the dough
  • 1 cup warm water (make sure it is not hot.)
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil plus additional for coating the bowl
  • 3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon teaspoon salt
  • Caramelized Onions
  • 4 Vidalia onions (about 2 pounds, peeled and sliced)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • Campfire Sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • Pizza
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese (shredded (about 3 cups))


  1. Preparing the dough
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine warm water, yeast and sugar. Let sit for about 5-10 minutes until yeast proofs (it will be nice and bubbly).
  3. Add oil, flour,and salt. Using a dough hook attachment, mix ingredients on medium speed for about 5 or 6 minutes until dough comes together and forms a ball.
  4. Lightly oil a large bowl. Add the dough and coat with olive oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let dough rise (double in size) for an hour.
  5. After dough has doubled in size either freeze ball or if ready to use, punch dough down and roll out.
  6. For the onions, warm olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and stir to coat with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and stir. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally to avoid burning until onions are brown and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Stir in balsamic vinegar and cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  7. For the sauce, in a small bowl mix mayonnaise, BBQ sauce and liquid smoke until creamy. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  8. To assemble, Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
  9. Roll dough out on a clean surface using a rolling pin until dough is even. Spray 16-inch pizza pan with cooking spray. Place on pan.
  10. Spread sauce on top of crust.
  11. Top with a layer of caramelized onions and cheese.
  12. Bake in preheated oven for 18 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.
  13. Sprinkle with a pinch of thyme (optional) and let sit for 4 minutes and serve.


Time Saver – Alternatively you can use store bought pizza dough instead of making homemade dough. You can also make the onions and sauce a day ahead of time and assemble pizza when ready to make.

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