Spicy Sausage Pepperoni Pizza |

Spicy Sausage Pepperoni Pizza

  • Author: Aberdeen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 12" pizza 1x



  • 1 homemade or store-bought pizza dough
  • 1/4 cup homemade or your favorite store-bought marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces hot, ground Italian sausage
  • 1620 of your favorite large pepperoni slices
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • Handful fresh baby arugula
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F. Roll pizza dough into a 12″ circle. Place in refrigerator to chill.
  2. Cook sausage: Drizzle a little olive oil into a skillet and cook ground sausage over medium-high heat until browned and crumbly, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from skillet using a slotted spoon and place onto a plate with covered in a paper towel. Set aside.
  3. Remove pizza dough from the fridge. Gently brush with a drizzle of olive oil then spread marinara sauce, leaving the edges of the pizza sauce free.
  4. Sprinkle with cheeses. Top with red onion slices, pepperoni and cooked sausage.
  5. Place the pizza on a round pizza pan, or baking sheet and put on the middle rack in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes, until cheese is melted and crust is golden.
  6. Remove from oven and top with fresh arugula. Serve immediately.