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Pizza with Spicy Sausage

    Pizza with Spicy Sausage

    Most people automatically picture pepperoni when they think of pizza. Sure, pepperoni pizza is fine, but I’ve been working on this spicy sausage pizza, which I believe can compete with any pizza topping. If you dip it in some hot honey, it’s even better. If you’re making pizza at home, you should definitely add this one to your repertoire.

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    Top-Notch Pizza Crust

    In spite of the fact that there are a plethora of pizza dough recipes available, I consistently find that No-Knead Pizza Dough is the most time- and cost-efficient option. For best results, I like to start the dough a day ahead of time to allow for a leisurely rise. Then, an hour before I want to bake pizza, I bring it out of the fridge.

    The dough can be purchased from most supermarkets or, failing that, your neighborhood pizzeria will likely sell you a few dough balls for a few dollars if you ask nicely.

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    Cheese, Pepperoni, Onions, and Spicy Sausage on a Pizza

    For this pizza, it’s best to keep the toppings simple so as not to overwhelm the crust. Apply a thin layer of sauce and sprinkle on enough cheese to cover the dough, but not so much that it becomes a greasy mess.

    Locate some high-quality spicy Italian sausage and break it up into very little meatballs; this will serve as the sausage. To ensure that the sausage is cooked through completely, small meatballs should be used. Sprinkle these meatballs all over the pizza; they will cook rapidly in the oven.

    Aside from that, the only other toppings I allow on my sausage pizza are salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Just sprinkle some freshly chopped basil over the top after taking the pizza out of the oven, and you’ve got yourself a great meal.

    Sauce for Dunking, Hot, and Sweet

    Making this spicy honey sauce is one of my small tricks for homemade pizza. Simply combine honey, spicy sauce, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl and whisk until well combined. Afterward, dunk the dough in the hot honey and you won’t want regular pizza crust again.

    Placing Pizzas in the Oven

    Use a pizza stone and a hot oven (500 degrees F) to bake this pizza. Warm up the pizza stone in a hot oven for at least 20 minutes before you put the pizza in. After that, gently slide the pizza onto the stone.

    If you’re using a conventional oven, you should let the pizza at least 8 minutes to cook. If you’re using a pizza stone, the temperature will be different, so keep an eye on the pizza. You may also cook the pizza on a barbecue.

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    How to Heat Up Leftover Pizza Like a Boss

    Keep the pizza out of the microwave if you’re fortunate enough to have leftovers. In the microwave, your crust will get mushy, rendering your labors futile. You should instead transfer the pizza to a pan and cook it up over low heat. Wait a few minutes for the crust to cook up in the oven. Cover the pan for the last minute to ensure the cheese melts. Take your time while lifting the pizza from the pan. We may expect scorching temperatures.


    • Two and a half pounds of dough, cut into four pieces.
    • 1 cup marinara sauce (prepared or store-bought)
    • Grated mozzarella cheese from 1 pound of low-moisture mozzarella
    • 8.4 ounces of hot Italian sausage
    • Add 2 tablespoons of crushed red pepper
    • Garnish with 1 fresh basil leaf
    • Pizza dough needs more flour for rolling and tossing.
    • Saucy Honey Dip:
    • Only a quarter of a cup of honey
    • Hot sauce equal to 1 tbsp
    • A pinch of crushed red pepper


    1. The dough must be warmed (if it has been chilled).

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    Take out the dough from the fridge at least an hour before you want to cook pizza if you have chilled it.

    To make the dough more manageable, cut it into four balls and let them rest at room temperature for an hour. However, remember to keep the dough wrapped in plastic so it doesn’t dry out. (If the dough hasn’t been chilled, split it into sections just before shaping.)

    2. Prepare the oven by preheating it:

    It’s best to use a pizza stone and preheat it in the oven for 20 minutes at 500 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure it’s nice and toasty.

    3. Get ready to dunk in some hot honey:

    Put the honey in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 10 seconds. After that, combine the honey with the spicy sauce and the red pepper flakes. The honey should be used as a dip for all pizzas.

    4. Set up the pizza:

    Lightly dust a work area and flatten out 1 dough ball to a 10-inch circle. One may expect it to be rather slender. Use a few tablespoons of marinara sauce to top the pizza. If you want your pizzas saucy, go ahead and use an additional spoonful of sauce; I don’t.

    Add 2 ounces of spicy sausage and 4 ounces of cheese to the pizza’s top. To ensure the sausage is cooked fast, rip it into extremely little meatballs. Use a bit of salt and pepper and some crushed red pepper to season the pizza.

    5. To prepare the pizza:

    After topping your pizza, slide it onto the pizza stone and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the dough is golden and the sausage is cooked through.

    6. It’s time to get the next pizza ready:

    Prepare the second pizza while the first bakes.

    Remove the pizza from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving. Slice and serve with the hot honey dip, garnishing with fresh basil. Keep going back to Step 2 until all pizzas have been baked.

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