Homemade Spicy Sausage and Ricotta Pizza Recipe

Homemade Spicy Sausage and Ricotta Pizza Recipe
Homemade Spicy Sausage and Ricotta Pizza Recipe

Maryse Chevriere

I'm pretty much convinced that if folks realized just how easy (and cheap!) it is to make great pizza at home, they would delete the delivery guy's number from their speed dial. Especially with the convenience of pre-made pizza dough, this recipe for sausage pizza is a no-brainer when it comes to looking for a low-cost dinner option.

Total cost: $8.97

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Preheat your oven to 450 degrees, placing a pizza stone inside, if using.

Meanwhile, remove the sausage meat from the casings and cook in a small pan over medium heat, breaking it up into little pieces, about 15 minutes. Mix in red pepper flakes.

Rolling out the dough is definitely the toughest part. Lightly flour a clean surface and roll out the dough until it reaches the size and thickness you desire (and don't worry about making it a perfect circle). When the dough is ready, place it on a lightly floured wooden cutting board (if using a pizza stone) or a lightly greased baking sheet. Season the tomato purée with a little salt and pepper, and spread it across the surface, making sure the sauce layer isn't too thick (you don't want your crust to get soggy). Evenly sprinkle the crumbled sausage over the sauce and top it with some evenly dispersed dollops of ricotta.

Place the pizza on the pizza stone if using, otherwise place in the oven on the baking sheet and cook for about 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven to let cool, then top with a chiffonade of fresh basil, if desired.


Calories per serving:

1,140 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 77g 118%
  • Carbs 71g 24%
  • Saturated 26g 128%
  • Fiber 8g 30%
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 37g
  • Polyunsaturated 10g
  • Protein 41g 82%
  • Cholesterol 150mg 50%
  • Sodium 2,219mg 92%
  • Calcium 285mg 28%
  • Magnesium 84mg 21%
  • Potassium 1,029mg 29%
  • Iron 7mg 40%
  • Zinc 5mg 32%
  • Phosphorus 468mg 67%
  • Vitamin A 94µg 10%
  • Vitamin C 30mg 50%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 184%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 49%
  • Niacin (B3) 12mg 62%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 41%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 261µg 65%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 28%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 18%
  • Vitamin K 18µg 22%
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