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5 from 2 votes

Four Cheese Pizza with Sausage and Peppers

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 1 personal 10 inch pizza
Author: Samantha Ferraro


  • 4 ounces pizza dough
  • 3/4-1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 bell pepper roasted and cut into 1/2 inch pieces (or use pre-roasted peppers in a jar)
  • 1 cup full fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1/4 cup Pecorino cheese freshly grated
  • 1 link spicy Italian sausage removed from casing and broken into 1/2 inch chunks


  • Fresh oregano leaves
  • Fresh basil leaves roughly torn
  • Olive oil
  • Chili flakes or chili oil


  • First, fry sausage pieces in a small skillet until cooked through and browned, about 7-9 minutes. When done, set aside on a paper-towel lined plate.
  • If using store bought pizza dough, separate it into 4ounce servings, per person and allow to sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes. When ready, lightly flour a clean surface and use your fingertips to press into the dough, making it a circle.
  • Continue working on the dough, pressing it and stretching it with your fingertips. Then flour a rolling pin and roll out the dough, keeping it into a circle shape (best you can). You may have to flour under the pizza dough as well if it sticks and continue to roll out until it is about 9-10 inches in diameter.
  • Next, ladle tomato sauce onto the dough, leaving about a 1/4 inch border of no sauce. Then add your favorite toppings: dollops of ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella, cooked Italian sauce, roasted peppers and grated Parmesan and pecorino. Drizzle the top with olive oil and place in a VERY hot 500 degree oven on a pizza stone (or you can pre-heat the bottom of a baking sheet and place pizza on that). Cook for 8-10 minutes until crust is golden browned and cheese has melted.
  • Once pizza is done, remove from oven and add additional toppings such as fresh oregano and basil and chili oil (optional, of course). Use a pizza cutter to cut pizza into 4-6 pieces and enjoy!


Of course toppings and topping measurements don't have to be exact..have fun with your pizza!