Chorizo pizza with arugula on a table.

I've decided today that there's no single thing caramelized onions, chorizo, and goat cheese cannot make better. This afternoon they found themselves together on my sandwich, last night in my salad, the night before that on this pizza. They're like the world's most perfect threesome. A delicious ménage à trois.

Sweet + Spicy + Creamy = Perfect

You guys have seen this pizza dough a few times before around here. Or rather this pizza dough has been on the blog a few times before and MAYBE you've seen it. Have ya? There was the Healthy Southwest Pizza, and the Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Pizza, and the original Pizza Dough Recipe.

Now that I can rest easy knowing you guys are aware of all the pizza on the blog, let me tell you about THIS pizza.

Spicy Chorizo Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese and Arugula

The base is my favorite pizza dough recipe ever. It's chewy and soft and gets beautifully charred blisters on the edges. It does take a while to make, ok it takes ages to make, but most of it is simply time for it to rise. If you have a favorite pizza dough recipe feel free to sub yours for this one.

The tomato sauce is simple but it is what is on top of it that really counts. In every bite, you'll get some sweet caramelized onions, a chewy, spicy piece of chorizo, and a little creamy, tangy goat cheese. The arugula adds just the right amount of freshness to balance out the rich flavors.

I've been using a pizza stone lately (thank you for the gift, mom!) to make this, and holy hell does it ever make a difference. I found it was easier to cook the pizza through and the bottom was a little crisper. Aaaannd … I could put a little more sauce and toppings on without worrying that the pizza would be soggy. I ♥ pizza topping.

→ Note: I always struggle with sliding the pizza off the baking sheet and onto the pizza stone. No matter how much flour I use it always seems to stick, so … I have been experimenting with assembling it on parchment paper and putting that straight in the oven on top of the pizza stone. It works great! But there's a fairly real risk the paper will burst into flames cause it's really not meant for temperatures that high.

Do you guys have any tips for getting the pizza onto the pizza stone? Am I the only one who struggles with this? 🙂

Spicy Chorizo Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese and Arugula

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Chorizo pizza with arugula on a table.

Spicy Chorizo Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese and Arugula

When you have spicy chorizo, caramelized onions, Goat Cheese, and arugula on a pizza, you can't go wrong. Seriously, you need to make this pizza right now.

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The Sauce

  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 small garlic clove, very finely minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • Optional: ¼ teaspoon chilli flakes

Chorizo Pizza

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2 12-inch pizza crusts
  • 10 ounces chorizo, sliced thinly
  • ¼ cup goat cheese, or more
  • 2 handfuls baby arugula
  • 1 drizzle olive oil


  • Add the pizza sauce ingredients to a small pot with high sides and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and let the sauce boil, uncovered, for 10 minutes, or until it has thickened. Whisk the sauce occasionally while it is cooking. It will splatter A LOT which is why you want a pot with high sides. Don't cover it or it won't thicken.
    1 cup tomato sauce, 1 small garlic clove, 1 ½ teaspoons sugar, 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, ¼ teaspoon oregano, Optional: ¼ teaspoon chilli flakes, 1 pinch sea salt
  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are soft and brown, about 15 minutes.
    2 tablespoons cooking oil, 2 large onions, 1 pinch sea salt
  • Put the pizza dough onto a baking sheet (use 2, if needed) and spread the sauce over both. Top with the caramelized onions and chorizo.
    2 12-inch pizza crusts
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the pizza is hot, bubbling, and the crust is golden,
  • When the pizza has finished cooking remove it from the oven and top it with goat cheese, arugula, and a drizzle of olive oil.
    10 ounces chorizo, ¼ cup goat cheese, 2 handfuls baby arugula


This recipe is delicious made with our homemade pizza dough recipe!
Serving: 1 slice (of 16), Calories: 167kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 461mg, Potassium: 90mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 226IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 42mg, Iron: 1mg
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