Did you know you can easily make your own pizza sausage at home, using a few easy-to-find ingredients? Plus, you’ll be able to control the spices and seasonings so it’s just how you like it!

How to make homemade sausage for pizza. Click through for instructions.

Who loves a good sausage pizza? I know I’m not alone here!

Instead of buying overpriced pizza sausage at the store, consider making your own with some basic ingredients. Don’t forget to customize to your liking by following the basic recipe below, and adding more (or less) of a certain spice.

You can also use this DIY pizza seasoning blend to flavor this homemade pizza sausage.

Why Make Homemade Pizza Sausage?

Making your own homemade pizza sausage at home is very affordable.

I bought a pound of breakfast sausage on sale for $1.99. I combined it with spices I had stocked in my kitchen and made it into delicious homemade sausage for pizza (or breakfast). This yielded enough for several pizzas (7 or 8).

I usually make a big batch and freeze the sausage in small portions so they’re ready to take out and use. Dinner prep couldn’t be easier!

Money-saving tip: Look for frozen pork breakfast sausage to save up to 40% compared to fresh pork sausage in the meat department.

Other Uses For Homemade Pizza Sausage

This sausage can also be used:

Instructions for making homemade sausage for pizza. Click through for recipe!

To Make The Pizza Pictured Below:

Top a pre-made crust (I buy mine at ALDI) with the following in order:

  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup cooked homemade pizza sausage (recipe below)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 420F. Remove from oven, top with chopped green onion and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

Pro tip: This homemade pizza sausage goes great on deep dish pizza!

Pizza with HOMEMADE SAUSAGE, veggies, and a balsamic glaze. SO delicious! Click through for instructions.

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Pizza with HOMEMADE SAUSAGE, veggies, and a balsamic glaze. SO delicious! Click through for instructions.

Homemade Pizza Sausage

Yield: 2 cups
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Making your own pizza sausage at home is very easy. You just need a few spices and ground pork. This freezes well, so make a big batch. Store in small bags in the freezer and take them out as you need them.


  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon whole fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar


  1. Place pork sausage in a large frying pan and turn heat on to medium-high. Add spices, vinegar, and sugar and start stirring the sausage to break it up. Break up any large pieces.
  2. Fry until sausage is fully cooked and browned, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Remove sausage from pan and place on a plate covered with paper towels. Allow sausage to cool. Use immediately or freeze for future use.

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