Sausage, Pepper and Onion Pizza

Sausage, Pepper and Onion Pizza
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 pound refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound hot italian sausages, casings removed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Position a rack in the lower third of the oven, place an inverted baking sheet on top and preheat to 500 degrees . Using oiled hands, stretch the pizza dough to fit a parchment-lined baking sheet.

In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and pour out any remaining grease. In the same skillet, add 2 tablespoons olive oil, the onion and peppers and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and the rosemary.

Scatter the sausage, onion and peppers across the pizza dough, leaving a 3/4-inch border. Dollop with the ricotta and sprinkle the parmesan on top; drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Set the baking sheet on the inverted baking sheet in the oven and bake until the crust is crisp and golden-brown, about 20 minutes.