Italian Sausage Deep Dish Pizza


Johnsonville makes it easy to make your own authentic deep dish pizza with this fantastic recipe! If you're looking for a pizza pie feast, this dish is packed with mushrooms, green peppers, black olives and delicious mounds of mozzarella, Parmesan and provolone cheese. Add in your favorite Johnsonville Italian Sausage for that extra layer of goodness, and you're good to go!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
8 servings


  • 1 (19 ounce) package Johnsonville® Mild or Hot Italian Sausage Links, casings removed

  • 1 small green bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms

  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 4 teaspoons yellow cornmeal

  • 2 (13.2 ounce) tubes refrigerated country Italian bread dough

  • 6 slices provolone cheese

  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pizza sauce


  1. Cook sausage links according to package directions; drain, cut into 1/4-inch slices and set aside. In a skillet, saute green pepper slices in 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Remove peppers and set aside. In the same skillet, add remaining olive oil; saute mushrooms over medium-high heat until lightly browned.

  2. Position oven rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F. Butter the bottom and sides of two 9-inch round baking pans. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of cornmeal in the interior of each pan.

  3. Remove bread dough from tubes, unroll and press one tube of dough up sides and over the bottom of each prepared pan. Arrange 3 slices of provolone over dough, followed by 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella and 1/4 cup of Parmesan into each pan. Spread 3/4 cup of pizza sauce over cheese layer. Top each pizza with half of the green peppers, mushrooms, olives and sausage slices.

  4. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes or until crusts are golden brown. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges. Serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

746 Calories
42g Fat
51g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 746
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 2114mg 92%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 13mg 64%
Calcium 573mg 44%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 119mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.