Italian Sausage Pizza Recipe

Homemade Sausage Pizza Recipe: Country-Style Pizza with Kielbasa Sausage

My homemade country-style pizza recipe is possibly the most delicious sausage pizza recipe you’ve ever made!

➡️ Are you looking for easy homemade pizza recipes in 2023? On this page, you’ll find out how to make country-style sausage pizza from scratch in 16 steps at home. I’m sure you’ve heard of various classic pizza recipes, but have you ever tasted a country-style sausage pizza? If not, it’s time to do it because it’s very tasty and offers maximum satisfaction, especially to lovers of juicy meat!

➡️ I like to make homemade pizza and as a result, I make pizza quite often and especially when friends come to visit and I want to offer them homemade goodies. I often make pizza with smoked sausage because I usually have it on hand in the fridge, while the rustic character is guaranteed by the canned corn I have in the pantry. So, my easy country-style sausage pizza recipe enables you to make homemade pizza with tasty toppings like smoked sausage, sweet corn, and chili peppers.

➡️ My country-style pizza recipe takes inspiration from the American Midwest with its smoky kielbasa, savory tomato sauce, and two unexpected toppings: spring onions and canned corn. The combination of flavors and textures creates a unique and delicious pizza that is sure to please anyone looking for something different.

➡️ The crust is made with a simple mixture of flour, yeast, water, and a touch of sugar, resulting in a crispy yet tender base for the toppings. The tomato sauce is seasoned simply, providing a bold and zesty contrast to the richness of the kielbasa and the sweetness of the corn. The spring onions add a fresh bite that complements the smoky flavor of the kielbasa.

➡️ This country-style pizza is a fun and tasty way to mix up your usual pizza routine. With its smoky kielbasa, zesty tomato sauce, and unexpected toppings of spring onions and canned corn, it’s a flavor-packed meal that is sure to satisfy.

➡️ Finally, making pizza at home is a very simple and fairly quick activity even if you choose to make the pizza base at home. Learn below more about how to make sausage pizza using the very best pizza dough recipe!

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How to Make Sausage Pizza in the Country Style from Scratch

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Country Style Pizza

Country Style Pizza is a hearty and savory pizza that's perfect for a cozy night in. It's made with a thick and chewy crust that's baked to golden perfection, topped with a layer of rich and tangy tomato sauce, and generously loaded with toppings. The star of this pizza is the smoked kielbasa, which adds a smoky and slightly spicy flavor that perfectly complements the other toppings.
In addition to the smoked kielbasa, this pizza is also topped with cheese, spring onions, and corn. The combination of these toppings creates a delicious and satisfying flavor that's sure to please any pizza lover. And the best part? This pizza is incredibly easy to make and can be customized to suit your tastes.
If you're a fan of hearty and flavorful pizzas, then you won't want to miss out on this Country Style Pizza recipe. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic cooking skills, you can whip up a delicious and satisfying pizza that's sure to become a family favorite.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


For pizza dough

  • 7 fl oz water, less or more
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (sunflower oil or olive oil)
  • 0.35 oz fresh yeast
  • 10 oz all-purpose flour and some more for flouring (for 1 large pizza of 32 cm/12 inches )

For tomato sauce

  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • a pinch of sugar
  • ½ tbsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tbsp sunflower oil or olive oil
  • 1.75 fl oz water, less or more

For toppings

  • 7 oz sliced smoked sausage or another sausage type of your choice (you get the best results by using a half-raw sausage type, not fresh or very dry!)
  • 3.5 oz canned sweet corn
  • 0.7 oz sliced spring onions
  • some sliced raw or pickled chili peppers for a spicy taste (optional)
  • sage, oregano, or basil leaves to taste for more flavor (optional)
  • 3.5 oz grated cheese to your taste (Cheddar, Parmesan, or another type of hard cheese to your choice such as salted goat cheese, salted cow cheese, and so on)


  • start by preparing the pizza dough – place water in a saucepan, then put the pan on the stovetop over medium temperature and wait until is warmish
  • add sunflower oil, mix, and boil for about 1 minute more
  • add fresh yeast, combine ingredients, add 2 tbsp of flour, then take the pan from the stovetop, cover it with a kitchen towel and wait about 10 minutes to activate the yeast
  • place the flour into a bowl and pour over the previously prepared mixture, then knead the ingredients by hand until you get a smooth and sticky pizza base
  • cover the bowl with the kitchen towel and wait about 30-60 minutes (depending on the room temperature) to leaven the pizza dough
  • in the meantime, prepare tomato sauce for the pizza crust – start by placing into a small bowl tomato puree, salt, ground pepper, sugar, and paprika
  • add little oil and water, then combine well all the ingredients until you get a smooth sauce
  • brush a 32 cm/12 inches pizza tray with a little sunflower oil and sprinkle over some flour (this will prevent sticking the pizza to the tray)
  • after the pizza dough grew in volume (usually, the dough should double its volume), remove it from the bowl, place it into the tray, and spread it into a uniform layer, sprinkle occasionally some flour over the dough to prevent sticking the dough to your hand
  • place tomato sauce over the dough and brush it evenly
  • place sausage slices over the sauce into a layer, then add the sweet corn, sliced spring onion, and sliced chili pepper for a spicy taste (optional)
  • place over some aromatic plants, then spread the cheese evenly across the pizza
  • place the pizza into the preheated oven at 290 C/550 F and wait until golden on top and edges (about 10-15 minutes)
  • remove the sausage pizza from the oven, wait about 10 minutes before serving, then take it out from the tray and slice it to your desire


Cooking tips:
  • Use a cast iron skillet if you don’t have a pizza stone: For a crispy crust and even cooking, consider using a cast iron skillet to bake your pizza. Preheat the skillet in the oven before adding the dough and toppings for the best results.
  • Pre-cook the sausage if needed: To avoid having undercooked or greasy sausage on your pizza, cook the smoked kielbasa if it’s too raw before adding it to the pizza. You can slice it thinly and cook it on the stovetop or in the oven for a few minutes until it’s lightly browned.
  • Choose the right cheese: For a country-style pizza, you’ll want a cheese that melts well and has a tangy flavor. Consider using a combination of shredded mozzarella and cheddar or a crumbled feta cheese to add a bit of richness and depth of flavor to the pizza.
  • Experiment with toppings: While smoked kielbasa is a classic topping for a country-style pizza, you can also try adding other ingredients like caramelized onions, roasted garlic, sautéed mushrooms, or even diced potatoes for a unique twist on the classic recipe.
  • Let the pizza rest before cutting: To prevent the toppings from sliding off and to let the cheese set, allow the pizza to rest for a few minutes after taking it out of the oven before cutting into it. This will help the pizza hold together and make it easier to slice and serve.
Keyword country style pizza, homemade pizza, pizza, sausage pizza

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Final Notes for the Country-Style Sausage Pizza Recipe

➡️ Pizza is for sure one of the most loved food recipes all around the world. There are a lot of homemade pizza recipes, but the corn and sausage pizza is one of my favorites!

➡️ This sausage pizza is prepared in the so-named rustic or country style, which means it is full of flavor. The smoked sausage savor, corn sweetness, elegant paprika aroma, discreet tomato flavor, gentle spring onion freshness, and chili pepper hotness are combined with the powerful aromatic herbs and delicious cheese. As a result, this pizza is simply a paradise of taste!

➡️ This homemade sausage pizza recipe calls for a fluffy pizza base prepared with yeast that requires some time for leavening. If you like more the thin pizza crust or don’t have so much time for preparation, you can buy or prepare a pizza dough without yeast and then proceed identically – your sausage pizza will be just as good!

➡️ You can serve the homemade sausage pizza plain or with ketchup or homemade tomato sauce on top.

➡️ Enjoy making country-style sausage pizza from scratch! If you need additional info, read more on pizza!

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