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Homemade Sausage and Fennel Pizza

  • Author: Quin Liburd
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Main Courses
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian-American


Pizza nights have never looked better than with this homemade sausage and fennel pizza; juicy sausage, sautéed fennel, and with alfredo sauce. So easy to make this restaurant-worthy pizza!


  • 16 ounces store-bought fresh pizza dough
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces ground Italian sausage
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small fennel bulb, cut and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup store-bought alfredo sauce
  • 8 ounces (2 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Use 1/2 tablespoon of olive to grease a large pizza sheet pan or baking steel, set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pizza dough. Place dough onto prepared pan and carefully stretch dough out onto pan.
  2. Brush remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil on top of pizza dough, then set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add in sausage and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Then add in garlic and chopped fennel, stir and sauté mixture together until fennel turns translucent, about 3 minutes. Season mixture with salt/pepper, then remove from heat.
  4. To assemble pizza: Use a spoon to evenly spread alfredo sauce all over top of prepared pizza dough. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly onto pizza. Then spoon sausage/fennel mixture on top. Lastly, sprinkle dried oregano all over pizza.
  5. Bake pizza in the oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and pizza is golden brown.
  6. Allow pizza to cool for 5 minutes and then use a pizza cutter to slice and serve. Enjoy!

Keywords: pizza, sausage, fennel, alfredo