I’m not a chef. Duh. But my taste buds are next level, and I can usually whip something up by simply thinking about what I’m in the mood to taste! Does that make sense or nah?

I’m also about semi-homemade/easy/not-alot-of-brain-power type of recipes that I can quickly whip up after a long day of work. So, enter last week: I was craving a cheesy pizza and pesto sauce! Random, I know, but with that simple craving came this most glorious easy make-at-home pizza recipe.

Try it, love it, thank me lata!

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Sausage & Pesto Pizza with Arugula

Sausage & Pesto Pizza with Arugula


  • Pizza dough
  • 1 pack of crumbled sausage
  • 1/4 cup pesto sauce
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella
  • Shredded mozzarella to your liking
  • Handful of arugula
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oregano


  • Pour a glass of bubbly
  • Heat oven to 425 degrees
  • Roll out pizza dough on a greased pan
  • Cook crumbled sausage until browned (If you cannot find a package already crumbled, buy sausage links and remove them from the casing, then cook and crumble)
  • Spread pesto sauce on pizza dough (don't be afraid to use a lot 🙂 )
  • Add fresh mozzarella, then shredded mozzarella, then patches of ricotta cheese
  • Season with salt, pepper and oregano to taste
  • Add sausage and bake for 20-25 minutes
  • *Note: Depending on the type of pesto sauce you get, the pan will get oily, but it will make your crust perfectly crispy and flavorful.

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