Asparagus, Sausage, and Arugula Pizza Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 35 MINUTES

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  • 1 link (about 1/3 pound) Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 1/2 lb asparagus, sliced in half crosswise and lengthwise
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, or cherry tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb pizza dough, store bought , at room temperature
  • flour, for dusting
  • 1 1/2 cup part skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups baby arugula


Preheat a pizza stone for 1 hour at 450°F on the center rack of your oven.


While your oven heats, cook the sausage completely in a non-stick skillet, breaking up with the back of a wooden spoon until crumbly.


Add asparagus, cherry tomatoes, and garlic to a large bowl and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss well.


Sprinkle a pizza peel with flour and stretch out your dough into a 12-inch round. Top evenly with asparagus, tomatoes, sausage, and ricotta cheese.


Slide pizza on the stone and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden and bubbly. Remove from oven and top with arugula and an additional drizzle of olive oil.

Asparagus, Sausage, and Arugula Pizza


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