Sausage Pizza (Pizza alla Salsiccia)

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Sausage Pizza (Pizza alla Salsiccia) Recipe
Oxmoor House

The combination of Italian sausage, fennel, and red onion combines pleasant spicy heat with intriguing anise flavor for a complex-tasting pizza.

8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)


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1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 (4-ounce) link sweet turkey Italian sausage
1/2 cup vertically sliced fennel bulb
1/2 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion (about 1 small onion)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2/3 cup chopped seeded tomato (about 2 tomatoes)
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


1. Position an oven rack in lowest setting. Place a pizza stone on lowest rack.

2. Preheat oven to 500°. Preheat pizza stone 30 minutes before baking pizza.

3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pepper to pan; cook 10 seconds. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage, fennel, and onion to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble sausage. Stir in salt. Add tomato; sauté 2 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat.

4. Spread sausage mixture over Basic Pizza Dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Slide dough onto preheated pizza stone, using a spatula as a guide.

5. Bake at 500° for 8 minutes or until crust is golden. Remove from pizza stone. Sprinkle with cheese. Cut pizza into 8 wedges.

Created date

August 2008

Nutritional Information

Calories 123
Caloriesfromfat 25 %
Fat 3.4 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 0.9 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 6.4 g
Carbohydrate 16.7 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 365 mg
Calcium 43 mg