sausage caprese skillet pizza

Sausage Caprese Skillet Pizza

Thinking of calling out for pizza? If you need a quick and easy pizza – or two or three – all you need are a few fresh ingredients, some mozzarella cheese, and a skillet or two or three, and you’ve got yourself a pretty-near foolproof deep dish pizza that everyone will love!

sausage caprese skillet pizza

I normally have some mixed feelings about the “jump to recipe” button. Mixed because I originally installed it for myself.

While I love having my blog because it makes it easy to share my recipes with friends and family {and now people who occasionally pay me money – thanks for supporting the Home Front’s cooking habit!}, I started blogging because it was a convenient way to store my recipes somewhere I could always find them – the Internet.

It’s really Scott’s fault. He encouraged me to start blogging because 1) he thought I needed a hobby that I couldn’t link back to my day job {he’s not wrong about the hobby, although don’t get me started on the articles I’ve written about social media analytics and SEO}, and 2) selfishly, he wanted me to be able to find the recipes for our family favorite dishes.

But most of the posts start out something like this one – a bunch of rambling sentences and stories that have absolutely nothing to do with the recipe.

sausage caprese skillet pizza

They tease you back and forth with tantalizing pictures of the recipe – the thing you actually want to learn about cooking – and keep on talking about things that have nothing to do with the recipe. A few life stories, what’s going on currently in the world, random thoughts and ambitions.

Those are all fine if you’re in a certain mindset. They’re one of the reasons I love reading food blogs and not just cookbooks. I love learning more about the personalities behind the recipes, and what makes people choose certain ingredients and flavors and what those flavors were inspired by.

Other times…dude, I just want to cook the f-ing pizza. Take me to the pizza.

So I installed the “Jump to Recipe” function. Sometimes even I don’t want to read my own thoughts.

sausage caprese skillet pizza

Maybe some of you do. Maybe some of you have gotten to this point and are thinking, Wow, this post is almost delightfully meta. Maybe some of you want to know that this recipe has come from a lot of experimenting with ways to create a perfect 10-inch skillet deep dish pizza recipe for two that you can cook up in less than 30 minutes, not including the time it takes the dough to rise.

Maybe some of you want to be excited and jump for joy with us that this pizza means we no longer bother to call out for pizza, when pizza at home can be this good and this wickedly easy to make.

The rest of you have probably just skipped to the f’ing pizza already. But you know what, that’s okay. Because this pizza is ridiculously delicious and I just want you to enjoy it.

Or else I would have been a jerk and disabled the “Jump to Recipe” function. It’s there for you to use. But you missed some of my best meta jokes.

sausage caprese skillet pizza

[lt_recipe name=”Best Skillet Pizza Dough” summary=”Looking for a delicious deep dish pizza dough recipe that makes it ridiculously easy to bake up your favorite pizzas at home? Look no further! This sucker is almost criminally easy – and criminally delicious.” servings=”1″ total_time=”1H” print=”yes” image=”×683.jpg” ingredients=”1 1/2 cups all purpose flour ;2 tsp sugar;3/4 tsp salt;1 1/4 tsp yeast;1 tbsp olive oil + more for drizzling ;1/2 cup warm water (115F+);2 tbsp cornmeal” ]Mix all of the ingredients for the dough together except the cornmeal. Stir until a shaggy dough starts to form.;Knead with your hands until you can form the mixture into a ball. If it doesn’t stick the way you want it, add a drizzle of olive oil and knead in until you can easily form a ball.;Place in a bowl greased lightly with olive oil and cover with plastic wrap. Set in a warm place for 30 minutes.;When the dough has doubled in size, prepare your skillet – grease it with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with cornmeal.;Preheat your oven to 450F.;Roll the dough into a circle and press into the prepared skillet. Bake 5 minutes.;Add sauce, cheese, and toppings, and bake 4-5 minutes until the cheese has started to melt.;Remove from the oven and add any additional cheeses or toppings, and bake 5 more minutes.[/lt_recipe]

There’s the dough. And now, the pizza…

[lt_recipe name=”Sausage Caprese Skillet Pizza” summary=”A quick, easy, and delicious take on a classic pizza. From starting the dough to serving the pizza, you can do it all in under an hour. And it’s still probably faster {and soooooo much tastier} than your local delivery service.” servings=”2-3″ total_time=”1H” print=”yes” image=”×683.jpg” ingredients=”1 recipe skillet pizza dough;1/4 lb sausage, cooked;1/2 cup marinara sauce;4-6 large slices mozzarella cheese;1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese;2 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced;salt and pepper to taste;1/4 cup parmesan cheese;basil leaves;” ]Prepare dough as instructed above through the step to press into the pan and bake for 5 minutes.;Remove the skillet from the oven and spread the sausage and the marinara sauce over the pizza dough. Add the mozzarella slices and shredded mozzarella and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Bake 5 more minutes.;Remove the pizza from the oven and add the tomato slices and Parmesan. Bake 5 more minutes.;Add the fresh Basil leaves, sprinkle with a little more parmesan, and serve![/lt_recipe]

sausage caprese skillet pizza

This particular version rapidly became a family favorite – Scott loves the caprese flavors and little man Marcus goes straight for the sausage bits. So we make this one a lot. We’re also experimenting with other favorite flavors, like barbecue chicken and bacon with cheddar and French Onion with Gruyere! I can’t wait to share those with you as well!

So how about you guys? What’s your favorite deep dish pizza topping?

About the ChefKristin

Career Army officer with a tendency toward workaholism. On the side, self taught cook, carpenter, and gardener, working to build a beautiful life for my family. Trying to tilt my balance in the right direction.


    1. You can make this pizza with whatever toppings you like! I figure you and Dad might like a meat-za! Mom, of course, would want cheese, cheese, cheese, mushrooms, and cheese. 🙂

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