Hands-On Time
30 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour
2 (8-slice) pizzas
Christopher Testani

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Heat ¼ cup of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high. 
Add the sausage and break into small pieces. Cook, undisturbed, until browned, 8 minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 2

Meanwhile, line two 8-by-13-inch baking sheets with parchment. Stretch 1 ball of the dough until it reaches the edges of a baking sheet. Brush with 2 tablespoons of the oil. Dimple the dough with your fingers. Repeat with the 
 second ball. Bake both crusts 
for 5 to 7 minutes, until puffy 
and dry on top. Remove the crusts from the oven. Increase 
oven temperature to 500°F. 
Cool the crusts completely.

Step 3

Divide the mozzarella between the 2 pizzas and dollop each with the marinara. Divide the sausage between the pizzas, along with the fennel, serrano peppers, Parmesan, and black pepper. 

Step 4

Bake on the bottom rack until the crust is brown and the top is bubbly, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and slice each pizza into 8 pieces.

Chef's Notes

How to freeze and reheat: Tightly wrap each sheet tray with 2 layers of plastic wrap and a layer of foil. Freeze for up to 1 month. Bake the pizzas directly from the freezer according to the recipe, adding 8 to 10 minutes to the cooking time. 

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