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A super tasty and easy at-home dinner recipe, this Sheet Pan Pizza is fun, flavorful, and the perfect recipe for those Pizza Nights instead of having to order takeout or have frozen pizza!

Slice of Sheet Pan pizza on white plate with glass of beer in background.

I love making my own pizza, you can do so much and really get that flavor that you are looking for. Now we do use store-bought dough for this recipe so it’s not completely “homemade”.

Although you can make your own homemade pizza dough easily for this recipe, we want to put this together as quickly as possible and get it on the table.

This is one recipe that the family absolutely loves and it is super versatile with you being able to create your favorite pizza flavors with various toppings.

We went with sausage for this recipe as that is one of our favorites and super basic but still very flavorful because we flavor our own sausage for this!

Absolutely feel free to make this Sheet Pan Pizza to your flavor, we just want to give you an amazing starter or base recipe that you can build off of.

Some of our favorite pizza-type recipes that we have on our site include: Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Pizza Pasta Bake and BBQ Chicken Pizza Crescent Rolls.

Spatula holding up a slice of pizza out of pan.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • Easily available ingredients help this come together nicely.
  • You can customize this to your liking.
  • This has a nice thicker crust that is chewy and perfect.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Fennel seeds
Ground pork
Garlic
Dried oregano
Dried basil
Kosher salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Pizza dough
Pizza sauce
Mozzarella cheese
Garlic powder
Grated parmesan cheese, to serve

Ingredients needed to make a Sheet Pan Pizza.

HOW TO MAKE A SHEET PAN PIZZA:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. 
  2. Crush the fennel seeds with a mortar and pestle, pulverize them in a coffee grinder, or place them into a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the ground pork, fennel, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. I like to do this by hand.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add in the sausage. Break it up into crumbles, stirring occasionally and cook until there is no pink left and it is lightly seared, 8-10 minutes. 
  5. Let the sausage drain on a paper-towel-lined plate until you are ready to assemble the pizza.
  6. Brush a 9×13 rimmed baking sheet with the olive oil all over. 
  7. Add the pizza dough and stretch it out to fill the whole pan in an even layer. If you are having trouble stretching it, let it sit for 5 minutes, then come back and stretch again.
  8. Add pizza sauce and spread it out all over the dough leaving about ½ inch border.
  9. Top with half of the mozzarella cheese. 
  10. Add the crumbled cooked sausage. Top with the remaining mozzarella. 
  11. Sprinkle the oregano and garlic on top of everything. Bake for 15-18 minutes until the crust along the edge is golden brown and the cheese is melted and golden.
  12. Let cool for 5 minutes then slice and serve with grated parmesan for topping.

Step by step photos on how to make a Sheet Pan Pizza.

DO I HAVE TO MAKE MY OWN SAUSAGE?

No, although it is super simple and you can flavor your sausage to your liking you can use store-bought Italian sausage, you can get it in any flavor, sweet, mild, or hot.

WHAT IS THE BEST PIZZA DOUGH, CAN I MAKE MY OWN?

Use your favorite store-bought pizza dough, I like to use the frozen kind that you have to thaw over the kind you find in the can. Or, use your own pizza dough recipe.

WHAT IS THE THICKNESS OF THIS SHEET PAN PIZZA?

This makes a thicker, “hand tossed” style to the crust. It is not thin and not Sicilian style.

WHAT OTHER VARIATIONS CAN I MAKE?

Instead of sausage, use your favorite pizza toppings or add them along with the sausage such as pepperoni, sliced bell peppers, thinly sliced onions, sliced mushrooms, chopped-up meatballs, etc.

Hand holding up one slice of Sheet Pan Pizza.

HOW TO STORE:

This can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator where it will last for up to 3 days.

This can also be frozen, place in a freezer container or bag and it will keep for up to 3 months.

To defrost, remove to the refrigerator overnight until thawed. Heat back up in the oven set to 350°F for about 8 minutes or until heated through.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • You can make your own sausage or use store-bought.
  • Use your favorite crust, see some suggestions above.
  • You can dress this with other toppings, again see some suggestions above.
  • If you want a hotter sausage add 1 teaspoon of red chili flakes.
  • Sausage is even better if you prepare it the day before and let it sit in the fridge overnight until using it. The flavors bloom overnight.
  • This can be frozen, see my tips above how to do that.

Bite taken out of a slice of pizza on white plate.

Looking for that perfect pizza that you can make at home for your next Pizza Night? You have to try my Sheet Pan Pizza, super easy and oh so delicious.

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4.97 from 32 votes

Sheet Pan Pizza

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 28 minutes
Total: 43 minutes
A super tasty and east at home dinner recipe, this Sheet Pan Pizza is fun, flavorful and the perfect recipe for those Pizza Nights instead of having to order takeout or have frozen pizza!
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

For the sausage:

For pizza assembly:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Crush the fennel seeds with a mortar and pestle, pulverize them in a coffee grinder, or place them into a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the ground pork, fennel, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. I like to do this by hand.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add in the sausage. Break it up into crumbles, stirring occasionally and cook until there is no pink left and it is lightly seared, 8-10 minutes.
  • Let the sausage drain on a paper-towel-lined plate until you are ready to assemble the pizza.
  • Brush a 9x13 rimmed baking sheet with the olive oil all over.
  • Add the pizza dough and stretch it out to fill the whole pan in an even layer. If you are having trouble stretching it, let it sit for 5 minutes, then come back and stretch again.
  • Add pizza sauce and spread it out all over the dough leaving about ½ inch border.
  • Top with half of the mozzarella cheese.
  • Add the crumbled cooked sausage. Top with the remaining mozzarella.
  • Sprinkle the oregano and garlic on top of everything. Bake for 15-18 minutes until the crust along the edge is golden brown and the cheese is melted and golden.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes then slice and serve with grated parmesan for topping.

Notes

  1. You can make your own sausage or use store bought.
  2. Use your favorite crust, see some suggestions above.
  3. You can dress this with other toppings, again see some suggestions above.
  4. If you want a hotter sausage add 1 teaspoon of red chili flakes.
  5. Sausage is even better if you prepare it the day before and let it sit in the fridge overnight until using it. The flavors bloom overnight.
  6. This can be frozen, see my tips above how to do that.

Nutrition

Calories: 757kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1670mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 717IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 461mg | Iron: 5mg
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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4 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    Delish! A bit too much mozzarella I’ll keep it to two cups next time

  2. 5 stars
    One of the best at home pizzas we’ve ever had!

  3. 5 stars
    Super yummy! Made it with ground beef instead. Definitely gonna add veggies next time

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