Italian sausage & pesto pizza

It’s pizza night! This Italian sausage and pesto pizza is going to be a favourite. Take out has nothing on this comfort dish. This pizza is made with fresh pizza dough from the Italian Star Deli and topped with Italian sausage, pesto, baked mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and mozzarella. Rolling this pizza dough and pilling it high with roasted vegetable will awaken your inner chef.

Zesty Tip: Pizza dough: 

  • FREEZE your dough If you will not use it by the best before date.
  • WARM your dough to room temperature for an hour before rolling it. It will keep its’ shape easier.

You will need

You will need



Setup & prepare the vegetables:  Preheat the oven to 400F. Rinse and dry all produces. Dice the onion. Slice the bell pepper and the mushroom.


Cook the vegetables: Place the onion, bell peppers and mushrooms on a lined baking sheet. Drizzle the vegetables with oil, season with salt & pepper and the Italian Spice blend. Combine to evenly coat the vegetables. Cook for 15 minutes. Once the vegetables are cooked, take them out of the oven and increase the temperature to 450F to bake the pizza.


Cook the sausages: In an oiled pan on medium heat, add the Italian sausages. Crumble the meat and cook for 10 minutes. 

Note: Ensure the sausage is cooked to a minimum of 165F.


Roll the dough: lightly dust a clean counter surface with flour (1 tbsp, 2 tbsp, 3 tbsp). Lightly coat the pizza dough with flour. Roll the dough with a rolling pin to 1/2 cm thick. If the dough is sticky, dust it and the counter with more flour. Finish shaping the pizza dough in the baking sheet.

Gluten- Friendly: Skip this step. The dough is ready for toppings.


Assemble, bake & serve: Transfer the pizza dough to the baking sheet. Use your hands to pull the dough and shape it as desired. Place the pesto evenly across the pizza. Garnish with the Italian sausage, the mushrooms, onion, bell peppers and mozzarella. Bake in a 450F oven for 15 minutes. Cut and serve. Gluten-Friendly: Bake 8-10 minutes or until the mozzarella is golden. *Gluten Friendly 2 portion plan note: the Gluten Free Pizza dough is inside your delivery bag as it is too large to fit inside the meal box. Keep the Gluten Free Pizza dough in the fridge or freezer.

Bon Appétit!

What's in my kit


2 portions

4 portions





Italian sausage meat

100 gr

200 gr

300 gr


50 gr

100 gr

150 gr

bell pepper




Italian spice blend

1/2 tsp

1 tsp

1 1/2 tsp

pizza dough

250 gr

500 gr

750 gr


2 1/2 tbsp

5 tbsp

7 1/2 tbsp


110 gr

220 gr

330 gr

Dr. Herrington's Health Fact

Regina Naturopathic

Basil is a key ingredient of pesto. One study, using a type of basil called Holy Basil, found that people who took the extract, felt less anxious, stressed, and depressed.

Cooking with Kids

Cooking for kids?
Feel free to slowly introduce pesto to children¬†as they may not like it’s flavour right away. You can easily swap the pesto by tomato sauce or combine the pesto with tomato sauce for a flavour kids are more used to.¬†¬†

Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help by completing step 5.

  • Top the pizza with garnishes

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Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free. 

Nutritional Information