Sausage and Mushroom {Cast Iron} Pizza

Take pizza to a whole new level using a cast-iron skillet. Sausage and Mushroom {Cast Iron} Pizza has a crispy crust with sausage, tasty mushrooms, caramelized onions, spinach, and cheese. A quick meal for all to enjoy.

Homemade pizza night is always a YES in my home. Everyone votes on their favorite toppings, and we make several pizzas–one is never enough!

But, I will say, sausage and mushroom pizza always end up on the menu for pizza night. This is a fabulous tasting dish, and there is never any left. 

This pizza is as simple as you want to make it or as decadent as you want to go. The toppings are left up to you and the taste of your family. However, adding rosemary to the crust kicks it up to a whole new level. It’s not overpowering, but the taste is there. 

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Why You Should Make Sausage and Mushroom Cast Iron Pizza

Homemade pizza is better than most delivery pizzas, plus you can choose fresher ingredients and control the amounts. In addition, the crust is super simple to mix and roll out and can be ready in minutes. 

Homemade Pizza Ingredients

Don’t let this ingredient list scare you from making this simple and delicious pizza. I bet most of these ingredients are in your pantry right now. 

  • Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • butter
  • mushrooms, sliced
  • onion, diced
  • minced garlic
  • water
  • active dry yeast
  • sugar + 1 teaspoon, divided
  • all-purpose flour
  • dried rosemary
  • salt
  • olive oil, divided
  • pizza sauce
  • baby spinach, rough chopped (optional topping)
  • sliced black olives (optional topping)
  • mozzarella cheese

How to Make Quick Homemade Sausage Mushroom Pizza

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For complete instructions, see the recipe card below for sausage and mushroom cast iron pizza.

  1. Scramble the sausage
  2. Saute mushrooms, garlic, and onion until mushrooms are tender and onion is translucent.
  3. Make the dough.
  4. Roll the dough into a 12″ circle and add toppings.
  5. Add more toppings.
  6. Bake.

Homemade Pizza Ideas and Toppings

The toppings for homemade pizza are quite endless. Really, anything goes – Extra cheese, pepperoni, jalapenos, or mushrooms. The choice is yours. 

Some toppings might include but are not limited to:

mushrooms

spinach

onions

sausage

ham

pineapple

peppers

pepperoni

black olives

Mushroom Pizza

I am a huge mushroom fan, and my family knows this. So pizza night, it is known that mushrooms will end up on one of my pizzas. I like to saute the mushrooms first before adding them to the crust. This allows the mushrooms to cook and soften a bit before placing the crust under the broiler. 

For this recipe, I used blue oyster mushrooms, and they were fantastic. So please use your favorite mushrooms for this recipe, and I’m sure it will be just as tasty. 

Italian Sausage on Pizza

Italian sausage is terrific on top of pizza. This is my favorite pizza topping because it is seasoned so well. Italian sausage adds so much flavor and goodness to every bite.

Suppose you don’t have or like Italian sausage- no worries! Pork sausage will work just fine for pizza. Cook the sausage, crumble and add to your pizza as desired.

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Thin Crust Cast Iron Skillet Pizza

Thin crust is my all-time favorite. This crust is perfect for a Cast Iron Pizza. The crust is cooked for several minutes in the skillet before adding toppings. It is then finished in the oven until the crust is brown and everything becomes one. This crust works perfectly every time, is crispy and crunchy and holds the toppings well.

Recipe FAQ’s

Many people make the mistake of adding too much sauce to the top of their crust. This ends up making the crust soggy. I like to add a thin layer of sauce to the top of my pizza, about 4-5 tablespoons. Of course, you can always add more if it’s not enough, but it’s too hard to take it away.

Mozzarella is the best melting cheese for pizza. It has a lot of moisture and keeps your other toppings from drying out in the oven.

If you like mushrooms, be sure to check out these dishes.

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes with MushroomsCreamy Au Gratin Potatoes with Mushrooms is the perfect recipe that allows you to use your favorite mushrooms. Creamy cheese, fresh rosemary, and mushrooms make this a tasty and delightful side dish.

Steakhouse Mushrooms– These Steakhouse Sauteed Mushrooms are the perfect side dish and topper for steak, chicken, or pork. They are simple to make, add a ton of flavor to any dish, and are, most importantly, delicious.

Green Bean Casserole with Mushrooms– This Green Bean Casserole with Bacon and Mushrooms is a holiday classic made with bacon, cheese, onions, green beans and covered in a nice creamy sauce. It’s baked in the oven until bubbly and topped with crispy onions. A delicious side dish for the holidays or any occasion.

Sauteed Mushrooms– Restaurant-style sauteed mushrooms are a super simple side dish that cooks in about 20 minutes. This recipe only requires 4 ingredients from start to finish. These mushrooms are cooked in garlic butter and are out of this world delicious! 

Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Gravy-This delicious hamburger steak is cooked on the stovetop, covered and smothered in a thick gravy, and then simmered on low until done. It’s tender, juicy, and oh, so good!

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Sausage and Mushroom {Cast Iron} Pizza

Gina Abernathy
Take pizza to a whole new level using a cast-iron skillet. Sausage and Mushroom Pizza has a crispy crust with sausage, tasty mushrooms, caramelized onions, spinach, and cheese. A quick meal for all to enjoy.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • ½ pound Italian Sausage bulk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ pound mushrooms, sliced I used blue oyster mushrooms for this recipe but any mushroom will work fine.
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4-5 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • 1 cup baby spinach (optional) rough chopped
  • 1 small can black olives, optional sliced
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a 12" cast-iron skillet over medium heat, cook and scramble sausage until no longer pink. Remove to a bowl. Set aside.
  • Add butter to the cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Saute mushrooms, garlic, and onion until mushrooms are tender and onion is translucent. Remove from skillet. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. To a bowl, add warm water. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar and yeast. Stir it. Let it sit 5 minutes until foamy.
  • Add flour, rosemary, 1 teaspoon sugar, salt, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil to the yeast. Stir to combine to form a dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead 8-10 times-adding more flour to the dough if it becomes too sticky. Place the dough back into the bowl and let the dough rest for about 10 minutes while you prepare the rest of the toppings. (grate the cheese, chop the spinach)
  • Roll the dough into a 12" circle.
  • Brush the bottom of the 12-in. cast-iron skillet with the remaining oil—transfer dough to the skillet and bake for 5 minutes. Remove the skillet from the oven. Spread crust with pizza sauce; top with mushroom mixture, sausage, black olives, spinach, and cheese.
  • Place skillet on middle rack in the oven. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the crust looks crispy and golden brown.
Keyword Sausage and Mushroom {Cast Iron} Pizza

I used blue oyster mushrooms for this recipe. Be sure to check out Sky Farms website for additional information and pictures of Blue Oyster Mushrooms.

16 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was a great recipe and a fun way of making pizzas. The crust was delicious and it was the perfect size. I will be making this again.

  2. 5 stars
    We love making homemade pizza but have never made it in cast iron. I’m intrigued by this recipe and am looking forward to trying it out.

  3. 5 stars
    i make cast iron pizza all the time but never tried anything other than just pepperoni! this sausage and mushroom
    combo was so delicious, i now have a new favorite!

  4. 5 stars
    Goodbye takeout, hello Cast Iron Pizza! This recipe is so easy and tasty. We love adding our own toppings, and like you, I am a huge mushroom and sausage fan!

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