There are so many options for pizza toppings but if I had to choose one favorite, it would have to be sausage and mushroom. Or Margherita pizza. They both rank equally high on my list but today, I’m going to shine the light on sausage and mushroom pizza. But of course, this is not your ordinary sausage and mushroom. I added a few more elements including balsamic roasted peppers, buffalo mozzarella, and lemony arugula to give you a classier version of the original. This sausage mushroom pepper pizza is, in my book, one super delicious pizza.
**Helpful tips and common mistakes
This sausage mushroom pepper pizza takes a little more work because of the extra toppings but it will all be worth it, trust me. They’re all actually very easy to prepare and can even be made the day before, excluding the arugula.
You basically want to cook the sausage, mushrooms, and peppers before topping it on the pizza. I used spicy Italian sausage for a little extra kick but you do you. Just make sure to cook it all the way and drain excess oils to prevent the pizza from being soggy and oily.
Saute the mushrooms until browned and the peppers until charred. To give the peppers extra flavor, season them with balsamic vinegar. Let all of the ingredients cool before assembling the pizzas.
I used my standard pizza dough recipe which you can find here. A sourdough pizza crust also works wonders with this recipe. Shape the dough, pile on the toppings, and bake on the preheated pizza stone or baking sheet until the cheese is melty and the crust is browned.
Finish the sausage mushroom pepper pizza with arugula tossed in olive oil, salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon for some brightness.
I absolutely loved this pizza. I loved it so much that I made it three times in three weeks and I’m still not tired of it. The salty spicy sausage with the tart peppers, savory mushrooms, and bright arugula all compliment each other so perfectly. Seriously, this might be my new favorite pizza.
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