This is a simple pizza that’s bursting with flavor.

Fennel, Sausage & Ricotta Pizza

by Dishing Up the Dirt

Prep Time: 15 minutes  |  Cook Time: 15 minutes  |  Serves: 1 Pizza


  • 1 ball of pizza dough
  • 3/4 pound spicy pork sausage, casings removed
  • 1 fennel bulb, cored and thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup full fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon spring garlic, minced (or 1 clove of garlic)
  • 1/4 of a red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 500F. Place a pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven while it preheats.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Stir the sausage occasionally to break the sausage into small pieces. Add the sliced fennel and continue to cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes longer.
  3. Roll pizza dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Drizzle a little olive oil over the curst. Combine the ricotta and spring garlic in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Layer the sausage/fennel mixture over the pizza followed by spoonfuls of the ricotta. Top with the sliced red onion, fennel seeds and crushed red pepper flakes. Sprinkle the pizza with a tiny pinch of salt and pepper. Bake in the oven until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbling, about 10 minutes. Slice and serve.


  • Use this recipe as a guide
  • Adjust measurements and ingredients
  • Cooking times will vary from kitchen to kitchen

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