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Spicy Chicken Sausage Pizza with Smoked Cheeses

Spicy Chicken Sausage Pizza with Smoked Cheeses

Rebecca Haley-Park
Juicy chicken sausage and smoky, creamy chèvre star in this pie that brings the heat.



  • Makes 3 servings You’ll need only one serving for this pizza.
  • 1 28- ounce can San Marzano diced tomatoes liquid drained
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • Pinch sugar


  • 1 8- inch link spicy chicken sausage
  • Flour for dusting
  • ½ recipe Overnight Pizza Dough
  • 1 serving Tomato Sauce
  • 4 ounces smoked mozzarella grated
  • ½ cup chopped pepperoncini seeds and stems removed
  • 4 ounces soft smoked goat cheese, such as Westfield Farm’s Hickory Smoked Capri


  • TOMATO SAUCE: Purée tomatoes in a food processor with garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, and sugar. Set aside.
  • PIZZA: Heat oven to 500°F. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Remove sausage from casing, crumble, and sauté about 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Flour an overturned baking sheet. Stretch pizza dough to a 13-by-9-inch rectangle, and transfer to baking sheet.
  • Top dough with tomato sauce, mozzarella, sausage, pepper­onicini, and goat cheese.
  • Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until the bottom of crust is crisp and brown. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool 5 minutes before serving.

Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's former editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.

Photographer Mark Ferri

Mark Ferri is a graduate of Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif. He believes in a simple, direct approach that captures the natural beauty and appetite appeal of food. Mark celebrates a life-long passion for food by frequently exploring new restaurants in New York and in Europe, and loves to cook and entertain at his home in the Hudson Valley. Learn more about Mark on his website: http://www.markferriphoto.com/

Stylist Leslie Orlandini

Leslie Orlandini is a chef and an accomplished food stylist in print and television. She has been nominated for both James Beard and Emmy awards and is a veteran of thousands of cooking shows and segments. You can learn more about her through her website: http://leslieorlandini.com/

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