Sausage Mushroom Pepper Pizza

Christine Ma
by Christine Ma
2 servings
45 min

There are so many options for pizza toppings but if I had to choose one favorite, it would have to be sausage and mushroom. Or Margherita pizza. They both rank equally high on my list but today, I'm going to shine the light on sausage and mushroom pizza. But of course, this is not your ordinary sausage and mushroom. I added a few more elements including balsamic roasted peppers, buffalo mozzarella, and lemony arugula to give you a classier version of the original. This sausage mushroom pepper pizza is, in my book, one super delicious pizza.


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Sausage Mushroom Pepper Pizza
Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 spicy Italian sausage links casings removed
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 8 ounces buffalo mozzarella torn into pieces
  • ½ cup marinara
  • 12 inch pizza dough
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. If using a pizza stone preheat for 1 hour. Alternatively, preheat a baking sheet placed upside down on the top rack for 10 minutes.
Prepare the toppings. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Saute the sliced bell pepper until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Cook for another minute and remove from heat. Remove from heat and set aside.
Wipe the same skillet clean and cook the sausage until browned, breaking up the meat into bite-size pieces. Remove from heat, drain the excess oil, and set aside.
In the same skillet, saute the mushrooms until browned and caramelized, about 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.
Dust a clean work counter with flour and use your hands to roll out the dough into a 12-inch circle, pushing from the center out. Spread the marinara sauce on the dough and top with sausage, roasted red bell pepper, mushrooms, and torn mozzarella.
Carefully transfer the pizza to the hot baking sheet. Turn off the oven and turn on the broiler to high. Broil the pizza for 2 minutes, then turn off the broiler and turn on the oven back to 500 degrees F. Continue to back for another 6-7 minutes or until the pizza is browned and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven.
Toss the arugula with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Top the pizza with the arugula and serve immediately.
Christine Ma
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