WEEK 7: Sausage and Portobello Mushroom Pizza

Sometimes simple is best.  Use any sausage, or make your own following the recipe below. 

Sausage Pizza



Use one third of pizza dough (enough for one medium pizza) 

SAUCE - Tomato Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 large tomato - quartered, peeled, seeded
  • 1 garlic clove - minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  • ½ pound grass-fed beef
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 garlic cloves - minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 baby Portobello mushrooms - coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup white onion - thickly sliced
  • 2 cups freshly grated mozzarella

For tomato sauce: heat 1 tablespoon EVOO over medium heat in a small sauce pan, when hot; add tomato, garlic and Italian seasoning.  Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until tomato breaks down into sauce consistency.

To form sausages; combine beef, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, and garlic in a small mixing bowl.  Form into sausage links about 1" in diameter with your hands.  In a medium skillet heat 1 tablespoon EVOO over medium heat.  Once hot, add sausage links, mushrooms, and onions.  Stir occasionally to allow the sausages to brown on each side.  

While the sausages, mushrooms, and onions are browning, shape your dough into the desired shape, adding as little flour as possible.  Poke several small holes in the crust with a fork to prevent bubbling.  Transfer pizza dough to whatever, pan, stone, etc you will be using for cooking.  Once the sausages have browned, break them into bite size pieces and increase heat to 500°.  Brush crust with a bit of EVOO, and cook without toppings for about 5 minutes.  Add tomato sauce and spread evenly.  Then add cheese, sausage, mushroom, and onions.  Cook for 10 or so minutes more, or until golden brown. 

  • Posted on   01/16/09 at 11:12:00 AM   by Emily  | 
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Reader Comments (4)

Kitchengirl 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

yummy yummy! Looks amazing! Ihope this comment gets through... quite a sign up process! :)


Emily 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

You're coming through loud and clear! Wonderful to see you here! Thanks, Emily

Jessi 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

Hi Emily thanks for stopping by gojessi.com a while back :) glad u did...because I love your site and will be using it to get some great, simple FOOD ideas...just like i like...and this pizza recipe is just my style :) for myself AND my fellow endurance athletes. all the best...jessi

Ryan 03/05/09 02:12:54 PM

I was trying to explain to a friend the advantages of grass-fed beef, but I'm not sure my argument was cohesive enough. Can you tell me what the big differences are?

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