Sausage Mushroom Onion Pizza is a deep dish pizza filled with hot Italian Sausage, mushrooms and onions. Filling and satisfying and a perfect meal when the cool air hits!
Sausage Mushroom Onion Pizza
This recipe is one that was on the cover of last month’s Cooking Light Magazine.  I knew when I saw the photo I would make it, just as well I knew that I wouldn’t be able to make it exactly as Cooking Light had.  The original recipe is just for Muhsroom & Onion.  That was not going to go over well with Grumpy.  He loves a meaty pizza.  I’m so not a fan of a meaty pizza, especially if I have to put both pepperoni and sausage on it.  However, we compromised as you can see from my title.  I only used sausage..
Sausage Mushroom Onion Pizza
This was so easy to make.  Stir the dough together, let it rise, flatten it out some, place in a springform pan, fill and bake!  I also heard the words I have been waiting to hear for so long (since 2000 people, as long as Grumpy and I have been together!)  “This is the best pizza you have ever made”.  I kid you not.  Grumpy loved this pizza.  He’s a thick crust kind of guy, while I’m a crispy crust kind of girl, so most of the time, our idea of pizza does not mesh.  What I liked myself about this pizza was that while the dep dish crust part (those sides up the pan) satisfied Grumpy’s need, the bottom of the pizza satisfied mine!  This was absolutely delicious and will probably be the way I make pizza for Grumpy from this point on.  Being me, I’ll probably play with fillings, but the crust and pan will remain the same.
Sausage Mushroom Onion Pizza
This would be a great treat to make for the guys and gals on Game Night. You could make this pizza ahead of time, freeze it, and bake before leaving to save even more time!  Whenever or however you do it, be sure to try this pizza.  If you have people who are fans of different crusts, then you will likely satisfy both.  Just don’t get after the one’s who do’t want to eat the thickest part of the crust.  😉
Sausage Mushroom Onion Pizza
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups warm water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 lb hot Italian sausage links, casing removed
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups thinly vertically sliced onion
  • 1-8 ounce package sliced mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 1-1/4 cup part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  1. In kitchen aid mixer bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in 3/4 cup warm water. Add 3 tablespoons oil. Gradually add aboue 1-3/4 cups flour, cornmeal, and salt into yeast mixture and mix at medium low speed with dough hook until smooth. Scrape sides of pan down as needed.
  2. Knead about 5 minutes with dough hook, gradually adding remaining flour. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead until dough is no longer sticky. You may need to use more flour than the recipe called for. I used about 1/2 cup more flour. Place dough in bowl coated lightly with olive oil and cover. Let rise until doubled.
  3. While dough is rising, prepare filling. Break up sausage links in hot skillet and cook until browned. Remove sausage from pan and drain all but 1 tablespoon of fat. Add garlic, onions, and mushrooms and sautee until onions are translucent and mushrooms have released their moisture. Return sausage to pan, turn off heat, and add 1/2 cup of marinara sauce.
  4. Spray a springform pan with cooking spray on bottom and sides of pan. Turn dough out onto a floured board and press into a 13 inch circle. Carefully lift dough and place in spring form pan pressing dough onto bottom and up sides of the pan. Sprinkle Parmesan evenly over dough.
  5. Top with mushroom mixture. Spread marinara mixture over mushroom mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake at 425° for 28 minutes or until crust and cheese are browned. Let stand 10 minutes. Release sides of spring form pan and slide pizza onto cutting board.  Cut into 6 wedge servings.
  6. Prep and cook times are approximate.  Please go by the size of the dough (should double in size) and the color of the pizza dough and cheese.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Sandy Smith September 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    I have a mortal weakness for stuffed pizza. NOMNOM.

  2. marye September 12, 2014 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    oh wow… and … conveniently enough it's pizza night here…

  3. Cate September 12, 2014 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Love the addition of sausage – looks like the perfect Friday night dinner.

  4. Renee Paj September 12, 2014 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    This looks awesome!! My "grumpy" would have wanted sausage too! lol

  5. Carrie R September 12, 2014 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    I just love a good deep dish pizza, and this one looks delicious! And this also reminds me that it has been MONTHS since I have made a deep dish pizza at home, lol! 😉 Pinned.

  6. Jenny Hartin September 12, 2014 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Shelby that looks so delicious!

  7. Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! September 12, 2014 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    I like mine thin and crispy, too, but the family likes it thick. I will definitely have to try this as it seems to be the best of both worlds!

  8. Michele @ Flavor Mosaic September 13, 2014 at 3:16 am - Reply

    I love deep dish pizza. This looks fantastic.

  9. honeyb September 13, 2014 at 5:24 am - Reply

    Make it a gluten free deep dish mushroom pizza and I'm in. 😉

  10. Sherri Jo September 13, 2014 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh! I want this so bad! This might be what I make for football tomorrow! Thanks!

  11. From Valeries Kitchen September 13, 2014 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Oh man, I'm so hungry and this is just about killing me! I love Cooking Light. I find so much inspiration in every issue. This is a great one, Shelby! My guys would love it, no doubt.

  12. Patsy K September 14, 2014 at 12:33 am - Reply

    I haven't had a deep dish pizza in years, and never would have thought to make it at home! This looks incredible and I love that you compromised and have the veggies in there, too!

  13. Carlsbad Cravings September 14, 2014 at 6:14 am - Reply

    I think you made it better than Cooking Light! I love deep dish pizza and this one looks like a must try!

  14. Pam September 19, 2014 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Holy Smokes that is an incredible pizza

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