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pesto pizza with mushrooms and sausage

Mushroom Sausage Pesto Pizza

Mushroom Sausage Pesto Pizza - everyone loves pizza night! This easy dinner recipe has pesto for the sauce and it goes so well with the sausage and mushroom topping! Use a store bought dough or make my ultimate pizza dough recipe for the crust!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pesto, pizza
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 363kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $10


  • 2-3 Italian Sausage links
  • 4 white or cremini mushrooms stems removed, diced
  • 1 recipe pizza dough or store bought
  • 1/2 cup pesto or more, to taste
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Place a cookie sheet, pizza pan, or pizza stone in the oven to preheat.
  • Remove sausage meat from their casings. Cook over medium-high heat until brown and cooked through. Drain fat and let cool.
  • Roll out pizza dough to desired shape on parchment paper. (Dust with flour if needed.) Spread with pesto (use up to the full jar depending on how much you want; I used about 3/4 of the jar). Sprinkle with cheese, sausage, and mushrooms.
  • Transfer pizza to oven and bake for 8-12 minutes. Cool slightly before slicing and eating.



You can use more pesto than called for, if you prefer (or less).


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 879mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 1.9mg