Updated on February 2, 2022

Italian sausage, pickled cherry peppers, and umami-rich shiitake mushrooms take this pan pizza into bold territory. The pie is made with a fast-rising dough so it’s almost as fast—and twice as delicious—as delivery.


  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 pound Quick and Easy Pizza Dough

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • ¾ cup marinara sauce, such as Rao’s Homemade

  • 8 ounces low-moisture mozzarella, such as Polly-O, thinly sliced

  • 8 ounces sweet Italian sausage, removed from casings and crumbled into bite-size pieces

  • 2 ounces shiitake-mushroom caps, halved, or sliced if large

  • cup thinly sliced red onion

  • ¼ cup pickled cherry or Peppadew peppers, halved

  • Fresh basil leaves, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F with a pizza stone or baking sheet set on a rack in lowest position. Drizzle 3 tablespoons oil onto a rimmed quarter-sheet pan (9 by 12 1/2 inches). Stretch dough to edges of pan. Drizzle evenly with remaining 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper.

  2. Spread marinara evenly over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top evenly with cheese, then sausage, mushrooms, onion, and peppers. Bake in pan on stone until bubbly and crust is golden brown and set on bottom, 20 to 22 minutes. Top with basil; serve.

    Lennart Weibull

Originally appeared: Martha Stewart Living, March 2020