Spicy Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza

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    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 is so much better made at home than getting delivery! You'll thank me later.
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    Spicy Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza

    Spicy sausage and pepperoni pizza is so much better made at home than getting delivery!
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 13 mins
    Total Time: 23 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 1 13-inch pizza
    Calories: 2268kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 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


    • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly flour a 13-inch pizza pan.
    • 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.
    • Bake for 12-13 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and the crust has browned around the edges.
    • Let cool for about 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.


    Nutrition Facts
    Spicy Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza
    Amount Per Serving (1 Pizza)
    Calories 2268 Calories from Fat 882
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 98g151%
    Carbohydrates 176g59%
    Fiber 12g48%
    Sugar 2g2%
    Protein 156g312%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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  • My Linh says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        Thank you! That is very kind :)

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says:

    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!

  • marla says:

    This pizza is my new bestie. Totally in LOVE!

  • Maria says:

    Josh and Caleb’s favorite pizza!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    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!!!

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says:

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

  • Linda | Brunch with joy says:

    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….

  • Jenny Flake says:

    BEAUTIFUL pizza Julie!! My boys favorite :)

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe says:

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

  • Heather Christo says:

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

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    All that cheeeeese. Love this ‘za!

  • Gaby says:

    This is perfect! I am drooling over this pizza!

  • Michele {Delish Dishes From Michele} says:

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

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

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

  • Melanie @ Carmel Moments says:

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

    Have a wonderful day Julie!

  • Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy says:

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

  • Annie @ Annie's Noms says:

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

  • [email protected]+ciaochowbambina says:

    Oh goodness…my mouth is watering! :)

  • nicole @ I am a Honey Bee says:

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

  • Christine @ Cooking with Cakes says:

    so simple and delicious, I love spicy sausage!

  • Veronica says:

    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 says:

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

  • Erin J. says:

    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 says:

      Enjoy those jams!

  • Nikki @Seeded at the Table says:

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

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

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy says:

    I am definitely making this pizza this weekend!

  • Lynna says:

    Bumpy plane rides are never fun!

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

  • Alberta says:

    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.

  • Natalie says:

    What could you instead of a food processor for recipe

    • Julie says:

      Bowl and hand to make/mix the dough together.

  • Jo-Ann says:

    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 says:

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

  • Katie M. says:

    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 says:

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

  • Katie M. says:

    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 says:

      So happy to hear this!!

  • Boyd Kobe says:

    OMG!! this looks SO GOOD! I am kind of obsessed with pizza and am putting them on my TO MAKE list!

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