Spicy Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza

Spicy sausage and pepperoni pizza is so much better made at home than getting delivery!

Spicy sausage and pepperoni pizza is so much better made at home than getting delivery!

And just like that, Thanksgiving is over and we’re moving right along into December. Can hardly believe 2015 is 31 days away!

Jason and I got back yesterday afternoon. The flight home was definitely less eventful (and way less stressful) than the one heading out. We headed down south on Wednesday and our flight was originally scheduled for 11:30am but since there was this snow storm rolling through, I called the airline on Tuesday and was able to switch our flight to the earliest (7am) flight. Totally sucked waking up at 3:45am but it was great that we made it out before all the delays and cancelations piled up. The flight, however, was bad. Since we were flying in the storm, the pilot said it was going to be a real bumpy one. You know it’s going to be one heck of a rough flight when the pilot (before even taking off) comes on the intercom to tell flight attendants to remain seated and not do service. Eventually, the turbulence kinda felt normal to me and was soothing (super strange, I know) but this was after I cried for 45 minutes and made Jason talk to me the entire time. We got out of the storm to blue skies five minutes before landing. I almost kissed the ground when we landed. I don’t know how I could’ve done that flight had it been an international one. I probably would be that girl who had the pilot turn the plane around due to a passenger disturbance, haha!

Spicy sausage and pepperoni pizza is so much better made at home than getting delivery! You'll thank me later.


Spicy sausage and pepperoni pizza is so much better made at home than getting delivery! You'll thank me later.

Who doesn’t need pizza after feasting on turkey? You’re probably already sick of leftovers by now anyway so pizza is the perfect option to give you a break from all that turkey. Am I right? Pizza is good for any time though, honestly.

When it comes to pizza, I’m a meat lover through and through. I have to have some sort of meat on the pizza and honestly, the more the better. My favorite pizza topping is sausage and pepperoni so I combined my two favorites in this spicy sausage and pepperoni pizza :) it uses the pizza dough blend recipe that I posted a while back. You can also use store-bought pizza dough if you want but I highly recommend making dough at home – it’s easy and the recipe I have makes two batches and easily frozen!

Spicy sausage and pepperoni pizza is so much better made at home than getting delivery! You'll thank me later.


Spicy sausage and pepperoni pizza is so much better made at home than getting delivery! You'll thank me later!


Spicy Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
23 mins
Spicy sausage and pepperoni pizza is so much better made at home than getting delivery!
Servings: 1 13-inch pizza
  • 1 recipe for pizza dough blend
  • 3/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 cups freshly grated whole milk mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 pound spicy Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled into smaller bits with a wooden spoon
  • Pepperoni slices
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly flour a 13-inch pizza pan.
  2. Using your hands, gently stretch the dough in the pizza pan. Start layering your toppings, leaving a 1-inch border from the edge: marinara sauce, mozzarella, spicy sausage, and pepperoni.
  3. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and the crust has browned around the edges.
  4. Let cool for about 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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Posted on December 01, 2014

dinner for two by julie wampler



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  1. 12/01/2014 at 6:52 am

    Oohhh I’m definitely a meat lover too! Especially with pizza! I mean, 4 cheeses is good, but it would be better with meat ;) That being said, this pizza sounds delicious. Can never go wrong with pizza with sausage and pepperoni :D

    • Davey Houston
      03/31/2016 at 5:53 pm

      I agree with my lihn a 🍕 without meat is worthless cannot wait to try this recipe btw love your picture you look like a model

      • Julie
        03/31/2016 at 7:48 pm

        Thank you! That is very kind :)

  2. 12/01/2014 at 7:49 am

    I am sorry to hear about your flying issues! Me and Caleb have the WORST flying luck. Every single time we fly (even on our HONEYMOON) all our flights get cancelled. Worst.
    Good thing we have this cheesy ‘za to comfort us right?! Pinned!

  3. 12/01/2014 at 8:44 am

    This pizza is my new bestie. Totally in LOVE!

  4. 12/01/2014 at 8:48 am

    Josh and Caleb’s favorite pizza!

  5. 12/01/2014 at 9:43 am

    Flying can be the pits! I am just glad y’all made it safely for T-Giving. Now, this pizza needs to get into my belly ASAP!!!

  6. 12/01/2014 at 10:21 am

    Girl this pizza has me feeling too happy this morning. I must make this!

  7. 12/01/2014 at 12:43 pm

    Glad you came back as one-piece and not stuck at the airport! And this pizza is so delicious and totally cures my Monday blues….

  8. 12/01/2014 at 1:12 pm

    BEAUTIFUL pizza Julie!! My boys favorite :)

  9. 12/01/2014 at 1:18 pm

    This pizza looks bomb! Sorry to hear you had such a scary flight but I’m glad you made it safely!

  10. 12/01/2014 at 6:35 pm

    oh boy- here comes gluttony month!! this looks ah-mazing! (sorry about your bad flight- turbulence is the WORST.

  11. 12/01/2014 at 9:09 pm

    All that cheeeeese. Love this ‘za!

  12. 12/01/2014 at 10:19 pm

    This is perfect! I am drooling over this pizza!

  13. Love a homemade pizza recipe, and this one looks like a winner! YUM!

  14. 12/02/2014 at 12:49 pm

    You have me CRAVING pizza like nothing else! I can’t wait to try this!!

  15. 12/02/2014 at 2:14 pm

    I’m always ready for pizza! Looks perfect! Pinned.

    Have a wonderful day Julie!

  16. 12/02/2014 at 2:36 pm

    Glad you made it home safely and celebrated with this amazing looking pizza :)

  17. 12/03/2014 at 8:49 am

    Oh gahhhhhhhd I just wanted to faceplant my laptop screen when I saw this! Absolutely fabulous – all that cheese and meat!

  18. 12/03/2014 at 12:52 pm

    Oh goodness…my mouth is watering! :)

  19. 12/03/2014 at 1:30 pm

    I totally agree- pizza needs meat on it. pepperoni is my favorite on pizza

  20. 12/03/2014 at 3:01 pm

    so simple and delicious, I love spicy sausage!

  21. Veronica
    12/03/2014 at 3:50 pm

    This looks sooo yummy! I do have 2 questions about the pizza dough recipe.
    1. Can I make the recipe in the stand mixer if I don’t have a food processor?
    2. When you say ice water, does that mean you put the ice in the mixture as well or just separate the ice from the water.
    Sorry for the crazy questions, pizza dough newbie!

    • Julie
      12/04/2014 at 12:07 pm

      Yes, you can make the recipe in the stand mixer! :) and when I say ice water, I just mean really really cold water.

  22. 12/03/2014 at 11:19 pm

    Yum!!! This seriously looks amazing!!! I received my jam today and I could not be more excited! They look delicious!! Thank you so much!!

    • Julie
      12/04/2014 at 12:03 pm

      Enjoy those jams!

  23. 12/04/2014 at 8:40 pm

    This looks amazing, Julie! Glad you changed your flight, smart girl! And, glad you made it safely! ;)

  24. 12/05/2014 at 12:39 am

    ah, I love a good meat lovers pizza. my boys would totally love this.

  25. 12/05/2014 at 1:01 pm

    I am definitely making this pizza this weekend!

  26. 12/06/2014 at 9:51 pm

    Bumpy plane rides are never fun!

    But, PIZZA. I loveee pepperoni and sausages as my meat topping, too! This is making me drool!

  27. Alberta
    09/23/2015 at 12:22 pm

    Please, pay serious attention to this tip. If you are in Italy, and you want a “pepperoni pizza”, never order it using “pepperoni” word. This word DO NOT EXIST in Italian. We have peperoni, with a single “p”, that is the plural of peperone. Peperone is pepper, the typical red or yellow not spicy Italian pepper. If you want a “pepperoni pizza” ask for “salamino piccante” that means spicy salami.

  28. Natalie
    02/15/2017 at 8:16 pm

    What could you instead of a food processor for recipe

    • Julie
      02/16/2017 at 6:48 am

      Bowl and hand to make/mix the dough together.

  29. Jo-Ann
    11/12/2017 at 1:42 pm

    Love to kick it up a notch with banana peppers & pineapple chunks . Don’t want to change your recipe just thinking outside of the box. How would this combination be on your delicious recipe?

    • Julie
      11/12/2017 at 6:14 pm

      Totally feel free to add whatever toppings you’d like!! It would work!

  30. Katie M.
    09/03/2018 at 8:52 am

    Hi Julie,

    What brand of spicy ground sausage do you use for your pizza ?

    (I already see that you put pepperoni on your pizza)

    Soon, I would like to scratch- make pizza.

    Thank you for help!

    Hear from you soon, Katie

    • Julie
      09/05/2018 at 7:22 am

      Hi Katie! I use whatever fresh sausage they have at the butcher counter at Whole Foods.

  31. Katie M.
    09/11/2018 at 3:22 am

    Hi Julie,

    Thank you for the help in finding a ground sausage for your scratch
    made pizza. Pizza turned out delish.

    Thank you for your time & hard work on your blog. Take Care. Hugs, Katie

    • Julie
      09/14/2018 at 8:29 am

      So happy to hear this!!

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