Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza

Easy homemade thin crust three cheese spicy sausage and pepperoni pizza! A perfect addition to any pizza night or game day menu!

Easy thin crust three cheese spicy sausage and pepperoni pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel

We’re nearly to February and I’m starting to wonder if this winter is going to be a dud. It’s been frigid, but typical years we’d have had a bunch of big snow producing storms by now. We’ve barely had much of anything and when we have had snow, it’s been far less than what was predicted. I’m not overly complaining but the snow is fun for a while, especially for the kids and pup. It’s also pretty to look at, at least for a few days. Then it gets dirty and I’m quickly over it. I’d honestly be okay with a consistent pretty, light snow that doesn’t quite accumulate.

Are you ready for this weekend? I’m not always excited for sports. The Super Bowl is another story, whether my local team is playing or not. Of course, they are, so the game will be more interesting to me. But, besides that… there are the commercials, the time with family and of course the snacks! I’ll be honest, I haven’t even begun to think about what food I want to have on hand for the day of… besides pizza. That’s an obvious choice. And always homemade. It’s the best.

Easy thin crust three cheese spicy sausage and pepperoni pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel

A necessary addition to any game day menu… pizza! Right? I love pizza night but game day is absolutely an excuse to have a slice or two. And there are so many fun flavor options!

I love a good excuse to have a fun spread of food. Pizza. Snacks. Sweets. And more pizza.

This pizza is a must make for game day or any pizza night! An easy homemade dough, shaped and spread thin. It’s topped off with a perfect blend of hot Italian sausage, three varieties of cheese and pepperoni! Need more heat? Add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. Not quite a fan of spice? Use mild or sweet sausage instead. This pizza is super customizable and a guaranteed favorite!

Make sure this easy sausage and pepperoni pizza is part of your dinner plans asap!

If you’re looking for even more fun pizza options, I have over 30 homemade pizza recipes right here, on Baked by Rachel! Check them out. Try them all. You’re guaranteed to find some new favorites!

Easy thin crust three cheese spicy sausage and pepperoni pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza

Easy homemade thin crust three cheese spicy sausage and pepperoni pizza! A perfect addition to any pizza night or game day menu!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pizza
Servings: 3 plus

Ingredients

Dough:

  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tb olive oil

Pizza toppings:

  • 1/2 C pizza sauce
  • 3 Tb Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1/2 lb hot Italian sausage casings removed*
  • 1 C whole milk mozzarella freshly shredded
  • 1/2 C extra sharp cheddar cheese freshly shredded
  • pepperoni thinly sliced
  • ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat water to 115°F. Combine warm water with yeast and sugar. Allow mixture to proof for 5-10 minutes. 
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine flour and salt. With mixer running, add yeast mixture, followed by olive oil. Mix until a smooth ball forms. Knead by hand if necessary. Transfer dough to a lightly greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise in a warm location for roughly one hour or until doubled in size.
  • Remove casings from sausage. In a medium skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until cooked through. Break apart into smaller pieces while cooking. Transfer to a paper towel lined bowl or plate.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil. Shape dough to desired size and shape. Spread pizza sauce evenly over dough. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Top off with cooked sausage, followed by mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Finish off with pepperoni slices and black pepper. 
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until desired crispness is reached.
  • Slice and serve warm.

Notes

Recipe makes 1: 10-inch pizza
Hot Italian sausage was used for this recipe. Sweet, mild or hot sausage may be used.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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Easy thin crust three cheese spicy sausage and pepperoni pizza recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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