This handmade sausage pizza is a must-have for pizza night. Don’t skip the crust-dipping hot honey sauce!
Most people associate pizza with pepperoni. I’ve been experimenting with Spicy Sausage Pizza, which I think can compete with pepperoni pizza. Especially with hot honey for dipping. Add this pizza to your homemade pizza repertoire.
The Perfect Pizza Dough
No-Knead Pizza Dough is my favorite for time and money. I usually make it a day ahead so it can slowly rise. I let it get to room temperature at least an hour before making pizza.
Most stores carry dough, and if you have a local pizzeria, they’ll sell you a couple dough balls for a few bucks.
Spicy Sausage Pizza Toppings
This pizza has few toppings, but don’t overdo it. Add enough sauce to lightly coat the dough and enough cheese to cover the pizza without piling it on.
Make little meatballs from an excellent spicy Italian sausage. Small meatballs help sausage cook evenly. In the hot oven, these meatballs will cook rapidly.
My sausage pizza has salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Pizza perfection is fresh basil after baking!.
Make this hot honey sauce for homemade pizza. Honey, hot sauce, and red pepper flakes mix in seconds and are usually a hit. Dip your pizza crust in this hot honey after eating it, and you’ll never want non-honeyed pizza again!
Pizza stone, 500°F oven. Preheat the oven for 20 minutes to heat the pizza stone. Slide the pizza onto the stone.
Traditional ovens take 8–10 minutes to cook the pizza. Check the pizza every few minutes because ovens and pizza stones vary. Grill pizza.
Pro-Reheating Leftover Pizza
Don’t microwave leftover pizza! The microwave will ruin your crust. Warm the pizza in a pan over medium heat. Heat the crust for a few minutes. To melt cheese, cover the skillet. Remove pizza from skillet carefully. Very hot!
Best Pizza Sausage? Try them!
These spicy sausages are good substitutes for Italian sausage.
Raw or Cooked Sausage First?
Start your pizza with uncased uncooked sausage. Tear the raw sausage into little meatballs. The little pieces will cook thoroughly as the pizza cooks.
Additional Pizza Recipes BBQ Chicken Sheet Pizza
Homemade Pepperoni Pizza
Spinach-Artichoke Sheet Pan Pizza
Grilled Red Pepper, Broccoli, and Onion Pizza
Easy Summer Vegetable Pizzas
- PREP 10 mins
- COOK 14 mins
- SERVINGS 8
- YIELD 4 pizzas
- 4 balls of 2-pound pizza dough
- 1 cup marinara sauce—store-bought or homemade
- 1 pound low-moisture mozzarella cheese, grated 8 ounces spicy Italian sausage
- 2-teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 fresh basil leaf, garnish
- Extra flour for rolling and throwing pizza
- 1/4 honey
- hot sauce
- red pepper flakes
- Warm the dough: Remove chilled dough from the fridge an hour before making pizza.
- For easier handling, divide the dough into 4 balls and let them sit at room temperature. To prevent drying, wrap the dough with plastic. (Divide unrefrigerated dough before shaping.)
- Pre-heat oven: For 20 minutes, heat a pizza stone in a 500°F oven.
- Hot honey dip:Microwave honey for 10 seconds. Mix honey, spicy sauce, and red pepper flakes. Dip all pizzas with honey!
- Pizza assembly: Roll one dough ball into a 10-inch circular on a lightly floured surface. Quite thin. Marinara sauce on top. If you enjoy saucy pizzas, add a spoonful.
- Put 4 ounces of mozzarella and 2 ounces of spicy sausage on the pizza. To cook rapidly, break sausage into little meatballs. Salt and pepper the pizza with red pepper flakes.
- Pizza bake: Slide the pizza onto the pizza stone and cook for 8–10 minutes until the crust is crispy and sausage is cooked.
- Next pizza: Prepare the next pizza while the first cooks.
- Serve chilled:Let the pizza cool briefly after baking. Slice and serve with hot honey dip. Cook remaining pizzas.
- 572 calories per serving
- 26g FAT
- 57g CARBS
- 26g PROTEIN