Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Pizza

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
One of our favorite pizzas is made with fresh sauteed broccoli rabe and you can make this all-vegetarian however, we have some sausage lovers and mushrooms so we made these two different ways to satisfy everyone.

If you're here for the broccoli rabe, then the secret is to saute that in garlic first before proceeding for a fabulous flavored Italian green delight on your pizza.

We also love freshly sliced plum tomatoes on top, however, if you're going to go for a can do get the seeds squeezed out so you don't own it in liquid.

Only use olive oil, and whole milk mozzarella cheese,  however, when you can find buffalo cheese it's the freshest and most delicious.

Adapt this pizza however your family likes it, if you're not fond of this green, use spinach, we just love the homemade dough for this pizza, sauteed broccoli rabe, our homemade sausage and it's a true specialty!

this is homemade dough topped with broccoli rabe and sausage

Making the Best Pizza Dough and Toppings

So how do you please everyone?

Pizza can be made in so many different ways, even using a cupcake tin for individual picky eaters!

We've over the years used even mini muffin tins to make bagel-bite-style pizza.

The easiest way I find it to make half the pizza with broccoli rabe, sausage, mushroom, and cheese, and the other plain cheese it's a win-win for all.

If your family loves ham and pineapple go for it, I have never been a fan but whatever you like you need to convert your pizza to however you prefer.

Creations are born every day and another style of pizza with love is garlic and oil pizza with mozzarella and loaded with shrimp.

Remember recipes are basic and everyone has a different taste, so nothing is written in stone, if you're not a fan it's fine but our PIZZA DOUGH is fantastic, so start there and also try our HOMEMADE PIZZA SAUCE.

You can use spinach instead of broccoli, or another favorite green is arugula a little peppery flavor, another fun topping is meatballs crushed, or loaded it up with pepperoni and the list goes on and on.

Broccoli Rabe and sausage is a match made in heaven and we love this the best out of all the pizza pies we make.

this is homemade dough  for pizza topped with broccoli rabe and sausage

Dough Ideas

Pizza Fritta ( fried dough)
Garlic Knots
Panzerotti (fried inside-out pizza)
Runza (German Russian meat pies)
Italian Stromboli

this is homemade dough topped with broccoli rabe and sausage

How To Make A Regular Pizza Gourmet

There are so many versions to make and ways to prepare it but using my Authentic Pizza Sauce is a must!

Pizza has styles, and different tomato sauces, some are made with a rich garlic sauce called white pizza.

Margherita Pizza-style pizza has just slices of tomatoes fresh basil and cheese.

The list goes on and there are so many topping variations to choose from.

Pizza is pure Italian comfort food at its finest.

Create your own pizza with the flavors you like the best.

Remember recipes are basic to each Region in Italy, and many are totally different.

You can use spinach, broccoli, meatballs crushed, pepperoni and the list goes on and on.

Broccoli Rabe and sausage is a match made in heaven and we love this the best out of all the pizza pies we make.

this is homemade dough regular pizza and the other  topped with broccoli rabe and sausage

Additional Toppings:

  1. peppers
  2. olives
  3. eggplant
  4. pepperoni
  5. crushed meatballs
  6. buffalo chicken and cheddar cheese
  7. loose cooked sausage
  8. ham, and pineapple
  9. mushrooms
  10. chopped broccoli
  11. zucchini or spinach
  12. shrimp and garlic with cheese.

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The Best Pizza is Homemade

A pizza topped with broccoli rabe and sausage is both alluring and so gourmet.

It’s a real crowd-pleaser in my house, neck, and neck with the iconic tomato and mozzarella style Sicilian way.

Again if you need a quick meal, use good store-bought dough then prepare just the topping from scratch.

All you’ll need to do is saute the Italian sausage and broccoli rabe and top the pie all links are in the recipe card on how to.

Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Pizza

Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Pizza

Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 25 MinCook time: 2 HourTotal time: 2 H & 25 M
This is a homemade pizza dough topped with sausage and broccoli rabe a gourmet Italian special kind of pizza pie


  • 1 lb of fresh pizza dough or buy some store-bought
  • 1 bunch of fresh broccoli rabe sauteed with garlic and olive oil
  • 2 cups marinara sauce or your favorite pizza sauce
  • 1 thinly slice plum tomato
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 pound sliced homemade hot Italian sausage cooked or store-bought
  • olive oil
  • mozzarella shredded cheese
  • grated Romano cheese
  • oregano
  • fresh basil leaves
  • optional 1 cup sliced mushrooms


  1. Make dough or use store-bought.
  2. Spread the dough out on a large pizza deep-pan greased.
  3.  Let rise for around 1/2 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  5. Cook broccoli rabe to instructions from the link above.
  6. Stretch dough on a greased pizza pan. Let rise for around 1/2 hour.
  7. In a large frypan, saute 2 tablespoons olive oil with garlic for two minutes, do not brown.
  8. Add sausage, and mushrooms, till all pink is gone in the sausage.
  9. Spread sauce over dough, and top with sauteed broccoli rabe, sausage, mushrooms, and thinly sliced tomato.
  10. Add mozzarella and grated cheese on top.
  11. Bake till brown and crispy. sprinkle with oregano, fresh basil, and more grated cheese if you like.
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  1. You've convinced me to make pizza for Super Bowl Sunday! Yours looks fantastic, Claudia!!

  2. I've never tried using marinara sauce and broccoli for pizza before. I think this is a great idea for encouraging my kids to eat their veggies!

    By the way, which type of tomatoes do you think best goes with marinara sauce? I think San Marzano tomatoes are ideal but they're a bit hard to find. Would really appreciate some help. Thanks!

  3. hello Christine,
    I am thankful to live in a hot area where we get fresh vegetables all year long and they are very inexpensive. I buy 3 to 4 pounds of plum tomatoes a week to make sauces.
    But if I had to choose a brand I really do love San Marzano, Cento brands. thanks for your kind comments

  4. This pizza looks fantabulous!!! Pass me a slice from the broccoli rabe side, please. ;)


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