• Veggie Sausage Pizza

Veggie Sausage Pizza

Recipe by: Frank Occhino

Frank Occhino has transformed homemade pizza-making into an artform, sharing tips and tricks from his backyard in California. His tip of the day? Use Brightland Pizza Oil for some extra herbaceous heat!


  • 1 pre-made or homemade pizza dough
  • 3 Tbsp of Brightland Pizza Oil
  • 2 cups whole milk mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 bell pepper, sliced and sautéed
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced and grilled
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 1 Italian sausage link, crumbled


  • 1 Preheat the Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to its highest temperature, typically around 500°F to 550°F. Place a pizza stone in the oven and let it heat for at least 30 minutes to ensure a crispy crust.
  • 2 Prepare the Dough: While the oven is heating, stretch the pizza dough on a floured surface, aiming for even thickness and a shape that fits your pizza stone or baking sheet.
  • 3 Apply the Base: Once stretched, generously brush 2 tablespoons of Brightland Pizza Oil over the entire dough surface for flavor and a crispy base.
  • 4 Layer the Cheese: Sprinkle 2 cups of whole milk mozzarella cheese evenly over the oiled dough, ensuring good coverage without being too thick.
  • 5 Add the Veggies: Evenly scatter 1 cup of roasted bell peppers, 1/2 cup of grilled onions, and 1/4 cup of sliced jalapenos over the cheese for a blend of sweetness, smokiness, and heat.
  • 6 Top with Sausage: Distribute small chunks of the crumbled Italian sausage (about 1/2 pound) evenly over the pizza for savory and juicy bites when cooked.
  • 7 Final Oil Drizzle: Drizzle another layer of Brightland Pizza Oil over the pizza to enhance flavors and aid in cooking.
  • 8 Bake: Carefully transfer the pizza to the preheated stone and bake for 10-12 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
  • 9 Finish and Serve: After baking, drizzle more Brightland Pizza Oil for an extra burst of flavor. Slice and enjoy your homemade pizza masterpiece!