Sausage & Peppers Pizza

We have eaten all the turkey that was drizzled with all the cranberry sauce and maybe we even added some gravy, but only if you're fancy.  The apple and pumpkin pies have been devoured and our families may or may not have gotten along for the entire meal.

Yes, I do look forward to hanging out with family and friends for Thanksgiving.  Yes, I love stuffing my face with the turkey and all the sides that I can.  I like to smush at least 3 sides together with every forkful.  Yes, I love eating leftovers in the days following the big feast.  But really, after the post-Thanksgiving euphoria has worn off, do we really want to be eating that turkey 3/4/5 days later?  It's time to branch out and since we're obviously overwhelmed with Christmas shopping and holiday parties and more at this point, we need to whip something up quickly.

In times like these, this pizza is here for you.  I'm really into sausage and peppers right now, so this is what I made.  Clearly you can make any version of pizza that you like, but if you're looking for a good time, you should make this.  That's all I'm saying.

Sausage and Peppers Pizza
makes 1 pizza
very slightly adapted from Joy The Baker

Print Recipe

  • refrigerated pizza dough (~14 ounces)
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 (~2 links) hot or sweet sausage, sauteed until cooked through (optional to add a little salt, black pepper, and/or red pepper flakes)
  • thinly sliced red and yellow peppers
  • basil (optional)

1) Place an oven rack in the upper third of the oven.  Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

2) Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet.  Roll out the dough on the parchment paper.

3) Spread the pizza sauce all over the dough.

4) Sprinkle the cheese, red pepper flakes, sausage, and peppers on top.

5) Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

6) Allow to cool for a few moments.  Top with basil.  Slice and serve hot.