Time to take your ordinary sausage pizza and give it a gourmet spin! This homemade pizza has a big flavor that is made better with crumbled blue cheese! This pizza is easy and so good!
I have nothing against cheese pizza or those who order a cheese pizza; I just don’t find it substantial enough for me. When I eat pizza, I want something I can sink my teeth into! I love pizza loaded with things like pepperoni, Italian sausage, or bbq steak.
I also love light vegetarian pizzas; like this one with lots of Brussels sprouts and caramelized onions, they all make me very happy. But cheese pizza just doesn’t cut it. It is so, so, what’s the word I’m looking for…flat.
Why settle for one topping when the world is full of savory and delicious options!
What Do I Need To Make This Sausage Pizza
For the dough
- All-purpose flour
- Pizza yeast, 1/4 oz packet ( I used Fleischmann’s)
- Warm water
- Marinara sauce
- Crumbled cooked, Italian sausage
- Pepperoni slices
- Crumbled blue cheese
How To Make Sausage Pizza
STEP ONE – In the bowl of a mixer, combine 1 cup of flour, sugar, and salt. Add water and oil. Continue to beat the dough for a minute or two or until well blended.
STEP TWO – Gradually stir in remaining flour, 1/2 a cup at a time until dough forms into a ball. Knead the dough with the dough hook until smooth (this should take about 3 minutes). Spray a round pizza pan with nonstick spray. Place pizza dough on the pan and use your fingers to spread out the dough to fit the pan.
STEP THREE – Spread marinara over pizza dough. Top with Italian sausage, pepperoni, and both kinds of cheese.
STEP FOUR – Place pizza in an oven that has been preheated to 425 degrees. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until edges are golden and cheese has melted.
What Sausage Is Best For Pizza
For this particular recipe, I used bulk Italian sausage. You can also use Italian sausage links, just remove them from their casings.
Another fantastic and flavorful option is to use a roll of Italian breakfast sausage! It crumbles nicely and tastes really good!
- If you do not want to use sausage for this pizza, you ground beef or ground pork. You could also use ground chorizo for a little spice!
- Pizza yeast should be pretty easy to find. It does help to make homemade pizza dough quick and easy! You can also use prepackaged pizza dough instead. You can either use a tube pizza dough (like Pillsbury) or frozen and then thawed dough or even ask your favorite pizza place if they sell their pizza dough! Boboli or other packaged premade crusts are fine.
- Blue cheese can be strongly flavored for some. Feta cheese or fresh mozzarella is also an option.
- I like to add fresh herbs like basil or rosemary to my pizza right before serving!
- This pizza goes perfectly with a good bottle of red wine!
If you like this recipe, try:
Blue Cheese and Italian Sausage Pizza
An easy homemade pizza crust that is topped with Italian sausage, pepperoni, mozzarella and blue cheese!
- 1/2 cup marinara sauce
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella
- 1 cup crumbled cooked, Italian sausage
- 1 cup pepperoni slices
- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
For the dough
- 1 - 2 cups of flour
- 1 package pizza yeast, 1/4 oz ( I used Fleischmann's)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup very warm water
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- In the bowl of a mixer, combine 1 cup of flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Add water and oil. Continue to beat the dough for a minute or two or until well blended.
- Gradually stir in remaining flour, 1/2 a cup at a time until dough forms into a ball. Knead the dough with the dough hook until smooth (this should take about 3 minutes). Spray a round pizza pan with nonstick spray. Place pizza dough on the pan and use your fingers to spread out the dough to fit the pan.
- Spread marinara over pizza dough. Top with Italian sausage, pepperoni, and both cheese.
- Place pizza in an oven that has been preheated to 425 degrees. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until edges are golden and cheese has melted.
Amount Per Serving Calories 472Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 53mgSodium 1031mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 20g
Annie @Maebells says
This pizza looks soooooo good!! I really love that you added blue cheese, that is such a great twist!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
Love the pizza combinations that you come up with! This pizza sounds so good!
Alyssa @ My Sequined Life says
I love pizza with some heft for staying power, and this version looks incredible! Sausage is one of my favorite toppings, and such a great twist with blue cheese!
This pizza looks so good! Blue cheese.. Yummy!
Stephanie | The Foodie and The Fix says
Italian sausage and blue cheese sound SO good together! Need this in my life!
I assume the yeast goes in with #1. I read the recipe 3 times & missed it.
Tanya Schroeder says
Yes, Nancy, you will add the yeast with the flour in the fist step.