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I think that I’ve decided that we will be eating only slow cooker meals and pizza until this baby comes. Slow cooker meals – because I seem to feel the best and have the most energy in the morning, so it’s easy to throw together a slow cooker meal that is ready when dinner time rolls around. And pizza because – well, it’s just easy. (And because my whole family will eat it, but that’s a whole ‘nother subject…) I have seriously had made more dinners in the slow cooker and pizza dinners than I have in quite some time. And really, it’s making my life so much easier!

While the kids are more than happy with just cheese or pepperoni on their pizza, my husband and I like to get a little more creative. I’m always up for a good slice of pepperoni pizza, but most times I’ll pick something like Antipasto Pizza,Wingless Buffalo Chicken Pizza, or Artichoke, Tomato and Spinach Pizza.  What can I say?  I like a little variety!!

Sausage and Peppers Pizza | www.tasteandtellblog.com

This time, my pizza took the flavors from a very popular sandwich – and one that I love – the sausage and pepper sandwich.  Sausage is combined with bell peppers and onion in this pizza that I couldn’t get enough of.  And right now is the perfect time of year to try out this pizza, because peppers are plentiful and cheap.

I wanted my peppers and onions cooked down a bit, just like in the sandwich, so I pre-cooked them before adding them to the pizza.  But if you want to save even more time and effort, feel free to put them on the uncooked pizza raw.  They will still cook a little bit, but will have a little more crunch to them.  Next time you are looking to change up pizza night – give this combination a try!

Sausage and Peppers Pizza | www.tasteandtellblog.com

And if you want more inspiration for pizza with peppers, check out the Artisan Pizza Showdown over at Pillsbury!

Sausage and Peppers Pizza
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The popular sausage and pepper sandwich turns into pizza with this dinner idea that is topped with sausage and cooked peppers and onions.
Serves: 6 servings
  • ½ lb sweet Italian or spicy Italian sausage
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated artisan pizza crust with whole grain
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese mix
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a medium pan, bring about ½ inch of water to a boil. Add the sausages, cover and cook until the sausages are cooked through, about 10 minutes. Drain the water and add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil to the pan. Cook the sausages, turning, allowing the casings to crisp up. Remove the sausages from the pan and cut into ½ inch pieces and return to the pan. Allow the sausages to brown on both sides.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a large sauté pan. Add both peppers and the onion and cook until crisp-tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Grease a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Roll the crust out and press out slightly. Bake in the oven for 8 minutes.
  5. Remove the pizza from the oven. Top with the pizza sauce. Add half of the cheese, followed by the peppers and onions. Add the sausage, then sprinkle on the remaining cheese. Return the pizza to the oven and bake an additional 6-10 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Sprinkle on the dried oregano.

If you like sausage and peppers, you’ll like these other sausage and pepper recipes:

Sausage, Peppers and Onions with Saffron Rice from Bunky Cooks
Toasted Angel Hair with Sausage and Peppers from Taste and Tell
Sausage, Onion and Pepper Calzone from Cooking Stuff
Sausage and Peppers Salad from Eclectic Recipes
Grilled Chicken Sausage and Pepper Pita Sandwiches from Aggie’s Kitchen

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20 Responses to Sausage and Peppers Pizza

  1. Rosa says:

    A great choice of toppings, yummy!



  2. I always like to cook my peppers and onions a bit too before adding them to the pizza…I think they taste better that way! This is a great combo of ingredients. Definitely a family pleaser!

  3. Bunkycooks says:

    Peppers and onions are great on pizza and with pasta, too. Your pizza looks terrific! Thank you for the mention. 🙂

  4. Oooh, such a great idea! Pinning for sure 🙂

  5. carrian says:

    Oh gosh, I think I need this for dinner. WAIT! I think I do have sausage. Oh shoot, no peppers though and today is too crazy for the store. Ok, tomorrow it is. You’re the best.

  6. Okay, I don’t have the excuse of being pregnant, but often rely on slow cooker meals and pizza. This pizza is something my family would gobble up in no time!

  7. Deborah, have you been peeking into my kitchen! LOL! I love sausage and peppers and seriously made a sausage and pepper pizza just a few weeks ago! Ha! Great minds think alike!

  8. I haven’t made my own pizza in so long! We would eat this pizza right up. and I swear by the slow cooker! Esp as the weather gets cooler, a meal from the slow cooker is so comforting, it reminds me of home, and is the perfect dinner to warm me all up.

  9. I’ll eat nothing but pizza too until your baby comes. How does that sound? 🙂

  10. A pizza with all my favorite ingredients? YES PLEASE!

  11. when its the good sausage thats when I love to over-indulge.
    one of my favorite ways to have pizza: sausage & peppers

  12. Bree says:

    Sometimes simple is the best and these look great!

  13. Two of my favorite pizza toppings!

  14. Kristy says:

    This would make my hysband’s night. And look how gorgeous it is!

  15. Joanne says:

    I LOVE pizza for dinner and wouldn’t complain about having more of it! I love how you turned a sandwich into pizza!

  16. This looks really yummy. I love peppers on pizza. Peppers and sausage is even better.

  17. I’m so happy to see you used sausage links for your pizza instead of the ground stuff! This subtle difference makes waves for how the pizza turns out! My mom’s boyfriend is a real pizza lover and his favorite is a great sausage pizza. Next time we have a family get together, we’ll make your recipe! Looks great!

  18. Julia says:

    I may be sworn to crockpot meals and pizza AFTER the baby comes, at least while I adjust to the new life. This will be a pizza I’ll be making often, I’m sure. Sausage+peppers= pure deliciousness.

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