Ricotta Sausage Bombs

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Amazing sausage bombs loaded with ricotta and parmesan cheese topped with more parmesan, basil, and parsley.

angled view of ricotta sausage bombs on a baking sheet

These ricotta sausage bombs are delightful. These stuffed rolls are made with my homemade pizza dough and filled to the max with sausage, spinach, and a mixture of ricotta and parmesan cheese.

This recipe makes enough for 24 rolls, but it can easily be halved. Hope over to my homemade pizza dough recipe for instructions on dividing and freezing the dough. Alternatively, you can use store-bought pizza dough.

The filling is a flavor explosion with Italian sausage, spinach, ricotta cheese, and parmesan cheese. Your taste buds will not be disappointed!

ricotta sausage bombs cut in half so the inside is visible

Amazing ricotta sausage bombs loaded with ricotta and parmesan cheese topped with more parmesan, basil, and parsley.
5 from 2 votes

Ricotta Sausage Bombs

Amazing sausage bombs loaded with ricotta and parmesan cheese topped with more parmesan, basil, and parsley.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword ricotta sausage bombs
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yields 24 bombs
Calories 60 kcal
Author Jen Sobjack


  • 1 recipe homemade pizza dough or 2 refrigerated pizza dough
  • all-purpose flour for rolling out dough
  • 1 (1 pound) package pork sausage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil plus 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano plus 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup tightly packed baby spinach
  • 2/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese plus 1/4 cup
  • 1 large egg beaten


  1. Prepare the pizza dough. Divide each dough ball into 12 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball, cover, and set in a draft-free place while you prep the filling.
  2. Heat a medium sized skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage, salt, pepper, parsley, garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon basil, paprika, 1/4 teaspoon oregano, and thyme. Cook until crumbled and golden, about 6 minutes. Drain the sausage through a sieve and return it to the pan. Turn the heat to low, add the spinach, ricotta cheese, and 1/3 cup parmesan. Stir together and cook until the spinach is wilted. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Working with one dough ball at a time, roll the dough out into a flat circle. Fill the center with 1 to 2 tablespoons of filling. Fold the edges over to form a ball and pinch the seam to seal. Place the sausage bombs on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. (you will need 2 pans) Brush the tops of each sausage bomb with the beaten egg. Sprinkle with the remaining parmesan, basil, and oregano. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

This recipe uses homemade pizza dough that requires 2 hours of prep. The dough can be made in advance and frozen for later use. See instructions for freezing and thawing dough here.

If you find yourself short on time you can use store bought pizza dough instead. You will need 2 (13.5) packages to make the full recipe.

This recipe can be halved. Adapted from Giada De Laurentiis

Nutrition Facts
Ricotta Sausage Bombs
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 173mg 7%
Potassium 16mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 3.6%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 3.3%
Iron 3.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

ricotta sausage bombs on a baking sheet

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