Spicy Sausage Pizza

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Skip take-out pizza and make it at home instead! Spicy Sausage Pizza is loaded with so much flavor that will be a hit with everyone in your family.

spicy sausage pizza cut into 8 slices on a round pan

The crust is made using my tried and true homemade crust recipe. It gets topped with loads of spicy sausage, sweet peppers, onions, chili oil, crushed red pepper, and mozzarella cheese. It just may be the best spicy pizza out there. If you are looking for something different, give this pizza a try!

We are taking a break from sweets today and focusing on another one of my beloved favorites, PIZZA!!

We all know how delicious this carby meal is and I’m excited to share my latest version.

Today’s spicy sausage pizza is a real kicker. It puts fire on the taste buds.

If you are not a fan of spicy food, I’m sorry to say, this pizza is not for you. You may want to try my bbq chicken pizza instead!

Spicy Sausage Pizza on a round pizza pan.

Assembling Spicy Sausage Pizza

I use my favorite pizza dough and topped it with loads of spicy sausage. I actually used breakfast sausage because I’m not a fan of Italian sausage. However, you can certainly top your pizza with any spicy sausage you like.

I found the best pizza sauce and used that instead of store-bought but again, you can use whatever you like.

Onion and mini sweet peppers are the vegetables I chose to compliment the hot sausage. I love the slight touch of sweetness from the peppers. The onion will cook down and become a little sweet as well!

Once the pizza has finished cooking, drizzle it with chili oil and sprinkle some crushed red pepper on top.

This is the type of food that makes my husband want to marry me all over again. It’s the right combination of simple ingredients with the perfect amount of heat.

He is a spicy food loving guy after all.

Up close view of a slice of spicy sausage pizza.

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spicy sausage pizza cut into 8 slices on a round pan

Spicy Sausage Pizza

Yield: 1 12-inch pizza
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

The pizza is good and ready in just 15 minutes! It’s super simple to make and will please your spicy food loving friends and family. You can use store-bought pizza dough or make your own from scratch. Add chili oil to the marinara sauce for an extra hot kick of flavor. Spicy sausage is used for added heat. Additional flavor and texture come from onions, sweet peppers, and gooey mozzarella. After baking, add a generous drizzle of chili oil and crushed red pepper.


  • ½ recipe homemade pizza dough, or you can use store-bought dough
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
  • 12 ounces spicy sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced onion
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced mini sweet peppers
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil**
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper


  1. If you are using homemade pizza dough, make it according to the recipe instructions. If you are using store-bought dough, remove it from the packaged and shape it into a 12-inch circle. Spray your pizza pan with non-stick spray and dust lightly with flour and gently transfer the dough to your prepared pizza pan.
  2. Adjust the rack to the lower middle of the oven and preheat to 475ºF.
  3. Spread the marinara sauce evenly over the crust leaving a 1-inch bare rim around the edge. Sprinkle the sausage, onion, and peppers over the sauce. Spread the mozzarella cheese evenly over the top.
  4. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese has melted. Rotate halfway through the cooking time.
  5. Drizzle the chili oil over the top and sprinkle with red pepper. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before slicing.


*½ pound of store-bought pizza dough can be used instead **If you like an extra kick of heat, try mixing 1 tablespoon of chili oil into the marinara sauce before spreading it over the crust.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.

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  1. This was amazing!! I used a premade pilsburry crust, sweet Italian sausage, added feta and fresh parm, and topped it with some homemade hot honey for that spice I was missing. My family loved this, even the pickier eaters

  2. Oh boy Jen. . .you have no idea how much this beauty is making me crave pizza. And for me the spicier the better. . .well. . .I take that back. . .I had pizza in Shanghai that was so spicy my mouth was on fire. But aside from that I like my pizza hot sauce’d and chili pepper’d up. This pizza is beautiful. . . and since there really aren’t any good pizza places in Seaport, the area I live in. . .my best bet is to make my own.

    1. You’d love this pizza, Lynn! I don’t think it would be as hot as the one Shanghai, but it would certainly heat your mouth.

  3. Girl, you are killin’ it. This pizza is total perfection. Something my whole family will not only eat, but totally adore. Cannot wait to try this out!

    1. Thanks, Karly! If your family loves spicy food, they will certainly enjoy this pizza!

  4. Pizza is my favorite, hands down! I could eat it every day, and often eat it every week, as it’s SO good! I’ll have to try this sausage version…love making homemade pizza!

  5. Holy cow, gimme a slice of that!! This pizza looks so cheesy and delicious…I wish I had some for lunch 🙂

  6. This pizza is epic and packed with so much flavor! Love it 🙂

  7. This looks like such a fun new flavor for pizza to try out! I definitely need to branch out from my normal plain cheese pizza once in a while!