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Italian Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza

Italian Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza

Are your kids tired of having the same boxed pizza from that store in the corner? Easy! This post will show you how to change up your Friday night menu with a yummy Italian Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza!   

Categories Dinner
Difficulty Easy
Keyword best sausage for pizza, sausage and pepperoni pizza, sausage pizza
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 310 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef

Ingredients

For The Whole Weat Pizza Crust:

  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

For The Homemade Sauce:

  • 2 lbs Roma tomatoes, cut in half
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3-4 basil leaves

For The Pizza:

  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup nitrate-free and nitrite-free Pepperoni sliced
  • 1 link sweet Italian sausage casing removed
  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella cheese thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium-high heat. Cook Italian sausage until well-browned, making sure to break into bite-size pieces. Once browned, allow to cool. Set aside for later.
  3. Spread the tomato sauce over the pizza dough, leaving about 1/2 inch around the outside edge for the crust. Sprinkle sauce with oregano, basil, thyme, salt and pepper.
  4. Spread the mozzarella slices evenly across the pizza. Arrange the crumbled sweet Italian sausage and pepperoni slices over the mozzarella.
  5. Place the pizza into the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the crust edges are golden and the cheese is melted. After taking the pizza out of the oven, allow it to cool for a few minutes so that the cheese has time to set. Slice pizza and serve

Recipe Notes:

  1. I added 1 teaspoon of oil in the pan to brown the sausage.

  2. Break up the sausages into little chunks before adding it to the plan, because it's a lot more difficult to crumble them once cooked.

  3. I used a pizza paddle and stone to make the Italian Sausage Pepperonni

  4. If you plan to use one make sure that you build the pizza on the paddle.

  5. Remember to flour the paddle well so can easily transfer the pizza into the oven.

  6. I stretched the dough into an 11 ½ to 12 ½ inch round, maybe 1/8 to ¼ inch thick which you are free to adjust based on your preference.

  7. If you don't have a paddle no worries, you can flip your baking sheet the other way around instead.

Nutrition Facts
Italian Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.5g16%
Saturated Fat 4.3g22%
Cholesterol 22.2mg7%
Sodium 310.2mg13%
Carbohydrates 40.6g14%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 2.5g3%
Protein 12.7g25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.