The Mom Chef's Spicy Sausage and Mushroom Pizza for SRC

I am constantly surprised at how fast a month flies by each and every time I receive my Secret Recipe Club assignment... I know I say this every time I post an SRC post, but honestly, where on earth does the time go?! This month I was pretty excited to receive the blog Taking on Magazines by The Mom Chef (aka Christiane). Her blog is entertaining, real and oh-so-helpful! It was so cool to see her take and her thoughts on some of the recipes I had been eyeing up in my Bon Appetit magazines the last couple of months.
On my recent trip to Portland, I hit the outlets there for some serious shopping. My serious shopping often involves shoes and handbags like "normal" females, but it also involves hitting the kitchen outlet stores... on this last trip I found a smokin' deal on a pizza stone. So, my recipe search on Christiane's blog was fairly biased... I was on the lookout for a yummy sounding pizza recipe and I was in luck... she featured a number of pizza recipes, but the one that stood out to me was the Spicy Sausage and Mushroom Pizza. I adapted the recipe slightly, but it was fantastic! I am hooked on her blog and I love how she provides great feedback on all the recipes she tries... very helpful!
Spicy Sausage and Mushroom Pizza
Recipe adapted from Taking On Magazines

  • 1 lb refrigerated fresh pizza dough (I made my own because I've had a couple very bad experiences with store-bought dough... but feel free to purchase if you don't have time to whip up a batch!)
  • 4 oz hot italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup carmelized onions\
  • 8-oz pre-sliced white mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce (store bought is fine, but I made my own in my food procesor)
  • 1/2 cup mozza, grated
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano, shredded
  1. Place pizza stone in cold oven and preheat to 400F.
  2. Place dough in a bowl and coat lightly with oil or cooking spray. Let stand covered for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat a large non-stick skilled over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage and add sausage to pan. Cook 3 minutes stirring to crumble. Add mushrooms and saute 6 minutes.
  4. Remove heated pizza stone from oven and sprinkle with cornmeal. Roll dough into a 12 inch cirle and place on prepared pizza stone (careful, it will be super hot). Spread sauce over dough leaving 1/2 inch border. Top with sausage mixture and carmelized onions. Sprinkle with cheeses and bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted.

Pretty easy and delicious!! Thanks Christiane for sharing such a delicious recipe. And thanks to Group C's wonderful hostess - Angie. She puts in a lot of hard work and we all appreciate it.

Happy Cooking my Friends!


  1. Oh, yum! I so want this right now, even is it is 6:15 in the morning. Love a good pizza and this one looks quite delicious!

  2. that pizza looks so good! I am saving this recipe!

  3. Great looking pizza and I love your nice thin crust.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Thin Mint Irish Coffee.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  4. Spicy sausage and mushrooms are my favorite pizza toppings! Yum! Your crust looks delightful, too!

  5. Oh, that looks so good. You did an outstanding job with the recipe! It looks fantastic. I agree; you're right about using the home made dough. So, so much better.

  6. Yummm...what to have for dinner tonight is now solved!

  7. Thanks everyone! I had a blast going through Christiane's blog and I'm so happy to be able to actually follow her blog now instead of having to "Creep" it! :) :)

  8. Don't you love that pizza stone! I bet the caramelized onions on this pie were great!

  9. Homemade is always best. Great SRC blog you got. YOu picked a great recipe too. thanks for sharing.

  10. I love pizza! I could eat it every day. This looks fantastic!!