This spicy Apulian pizza with sausage will become your favourite thing once you try it. Let me tell you why.
- It’s not your usual pizza
- It’s spicy
- It’s meaty
- It’s peppery
- It’s cheesy
- It’s regional and made with high quality Italian ingredients
- It’s filling, so you can share it
- You can make it at home in under an hr
Here’s what to expect: Hold a slice of this scrumptious pizza and you’ll instantly feel the thickness of the dough. Bite into a crunchy crust with a soft interior covered with homemade tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese. That bite will get even better once you meet the spicy toppings. Ready for more slices?
Let’s make this together.
Italian Sausage Pizza Toppings
Wondering what spicy pizza toppings to put on your pizza that go with Italian sausage?
These are the toppings I suggest using on your pizza with sausage:
Peppers – your regular ones or Friarelli from Puglia
A homemade tomato sauce
A spicy Italian spread/sauce like Belmorso Cannonata
Fresh or dry Italian herbs like oregano
A high quality extra virgin olive oil like Belmorso EVOO
What’s the difference between Sausage and Spicy Italian Sausage on Pizza?
The simple and quick answer is that Italian sausage is just tastier and filled with good ingredients that will add so much flavour to your pizza.
You don’t necessarily need to use a spicy Italian sausage. Feel free to use a regular Italian sausage, like a Toscana variety (Tuscan sausage).
Even if you use a sweet sausage you can make your pizza spicy by adding Belmorso Cannonata or super spicy by adding our Italian chilli dip.
Spicy Italian Sausage Types
If you prefer a spicy Italian sausage, I suggest trying Salsiccia Abruzzese from the Abruzzo region, the famous Lucanica from Basilicata or the Calabrian Nduja sausage.
Best Sausage Pizza Recipe
Below you’ll find all the steps to make this tasty pizza at home. Follow along on your screen or print out the recipe card.
Spicy Apulian Pizza with Sausage
- 1 chopping board
- 1 chopping knife
- 1 round pizza dish
- 1 small pot
- 1 store bought round and deep pizza dough or regular pizza dough
- 3 tbsp homemade tomato sauce with basil
- 3/4 handfuls shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 small yellow onion you can choose a stronger variety if you prefer
- 1/2 orange pepper
- 2 Italian sausages
- salt, pepper, and oregano I am using dry oregano, but you can use it fresh too.
- 5 tsp Belmorso Cannonata
Ingredients for Homemade Tomato Sauce
- 750 ml tomato passata
- 6 leaves fresh basil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tbsp Belmorso Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- salt and pepper
Preparing the Homemade Tomato Sauce
- Add all your ingredients into your pot, mix, and leave the sauce to simmer for 40 minutes on low heat. You can leave the garlic cloves hole and then remove them if you prefer.
Making Spicy Apulian Pizza with Sausage
- Peel and slice the onion sideways into thin pieces.
- Take half of your pepper, wash it and slice that into half strips.
- Take your pizza dough and lay it on a dish with a fresh sheet of parchment paper.
- Spread your tomato sauce, enough but not too much that it makes the pizza liquid. If you are using frozen homemade tomato sauce, add a little less as it tends to be slightly more watery.
- Top with as much mozzarella cheese as you'd like.
- Then layer your vegetables on top, the onions and the pepper.
- Season lightly as your pizza is already well seasoned with the ingredients.
- Next, sprinkle the oregano.
- It's time to add dollops of the spicy component that will make your pizza so delicious. I am speaking about the Belmorso Cannonata, that so many rave about.
- After that, you want to take your sausage, remove the casing and add it into crumbled pieces on top of the other ingredients.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. I preheated my oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes and the pizza turned out perfect.
- Take it out of the oven, cut into slices, drizzle some Belmorso Extra Virgin Olive Oil and share it with a loved one. It's perfect to be enjoyed alfresco, on ar romantic set table or while watching a movie.
Quick Rising Italian Pizza Dough Recipe
If you can’t find the right type of pizza dough at your local supermarket, or prefer making your own, here’s our recipe for a true Italian pizza dough that rises quickly and tastes divine.
Other Delicious Italian Pizza Recipes to Try
Don’t worry, we have plenty of lighter pizza recipes on our blog, so you can rotate between them. Have a look.
- No Yeast Pizza Dough – Apulian Vegetarian Pizza
- Pizza Rustica – a Vegetarian Pizza full of goodness
- The Classic Capricciosa with homemade dough that rises in 30 minutes
- Pizza al Portafoglio with Pesto – a Street Food style pizza
- Mushrooms and Wurstel Pizza
PS: If you have any Italian pizza requests, drop them in the comments.
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