Hot Italian Sausage Pizza with Roasted Asparagus
New & Notable

Hot Italian Sausage Pizza

with Roasted Asparagus

55 MIN
4 Servings
Wellness at Blue Apron
Find recipes that suit your lifestyle with our new nutritionist-approved dietary tags.
Vegetarian
These recipes don’t contain meat, poultry, fish, or seafood.* They’re made with fruits and vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. *Select artisanal cheeses may contain animal-derived rennet.
Carb Conscious
This applies to meal kit recipes with 48g or less of net carbs (total carbs minus dietary fiber) per serving. Carb Conscious Add-ons contain 20g or less net carbs.
Mediterranean Diet
Our Mediterranean recipes are inspired by the Mediterranean Diet, a healthy eating plan recommended in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans published jointly every five years by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). This eating plan highlights the flavors and cooking styles from countries along the Mediterranean Sea, including those in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. These recipes showcase a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, as well as lean proteins and moderate portions of dairy.
600 Calories or Less
These meals contain 600 calories or less per serving. The US Food & Drug Administration uses 2000 calorie daily intake for general advice. The 600 calorie cap equates to 30% of the total 2000 calories per day based on 3 meals per day with 200 calories remaining for snack or beverage.
Wellness Grain
These recipes feature grains such as barley, quinoa, farro, orzo, couscous and more, handpicked by our Culinary team in collaboration with our Registered Dietitian.
Pescatarian
These recipes feature a wide array of nutritious seafood options like salmon, cod, tilapia, crab, and shrimp. While these dishes never contain meat, pork or poultry, they may contain animal derived ingredients such as milk, butter, cheese and/or honey.
30g Of Protein
These meals contain 30g or more of protein per serving, and are ideal for those looking to focus their meals around protein intake.
Keto Friendly
These meals have approximately 10% of calories from carbohydrates, 20% from protein, and 70% from dietary fats (per serving).
45g Of Protein
These meal kit recipes contain 45g or more of protein per serving, and are ideal for those looking to focus their meals around protein intake.
Nutritionist's Pick
These meals are selected by Blue Apron’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. They are centered around nutritious and wholesome ingredients, featuring whole grains and fresh produce which provide fiber. They also contain moderate portions of dairy and lean protein while being mindful of saturated fat.
Wheat Free
These meals are prepared with ingredients that do not contain wheat. They feature grains such as barley and rice as well as proteins and vegetables.
Reduced Sodium
Vegan
To view a recipe's full nutrition information, head to your Upcoming page at blueapron.com, click on a specific recipe, then head to the Nutrition tab and select 'View Full Nutrition.' Nutrition Facts Panels are available up to 1.5 weeks in advance

From the Test Kitchen

For this delectable pizza, you'll cook hot Italian sausage together with tomato sauce to form a rich and hearty base. It's topped with two types of cheese plus sliced shallot, then tangy pickled peppers before serving for a bright finish. A simple side of roasted asparagus with lemon juice rounds out the dish.
CLICK FOR RECIPE CARD

See Plans
  • Nutrition
    PER SERVING
  • Calories
    780 Cals (est.)
View Full Nutrition
Nutrition Label
Download
fresh
ingredients
Hot Italian Sausage Pizza with Roasted Asparagus
Title
  • 10 oz Hot Italian Pork Sausage
  • 22 oz Pizza Dough
  • ¾ lb Asparagus
  • 1 oz Pickled Peppadew Peppers
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Shallot
  • 4 oz Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Tbsps Sliced Roasted Almonds
  • 2 oz Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 8-Oz Can Tomato Sauce
time-saving
tips & techniques
Prepare your ingredients
1 Prepare your ingredients
Remove the dough from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 475°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the shallot. Quarter and deseed the lemon. Roughly chop the peppers. Tear the mozzarella into bite-sized pieces. Grate the monterey jack on the large side of a box grater.
Cook the sausage & sauce
2 Cook the sausage & sauce

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sausage. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 5 to 6 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the chopped garlic and tomato sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened and the sausage is cooked through. Turn off the heat.

Assemble the pizza
3 Assemble the pizza

Lightly oil a sheet pan. Using your hands, gently stretch the dough to about 1/4-inch thickness. Carefully center the dough on the sheet pan. Shape towards the edges of the pan, maintaining an even thickness (if the dough is resistant, let rest 5 minutes). Leaving a 1-inch border around the edges, evenly spread the cooked sausage and sauce onto the prepared dough. Evenly top with the mozzarella pieces, grated monterey jack, and sliced shallot; season with salt and pepper.

Bake the pizza
4 Bake the pizza
Bake the pizza, rotating the sheet pan halfway through, 17 to 22 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let stand at least 2 minutes. Carefully transfer to a cutting board and cut into equal-sized pieces.
Roast the asparagus & serve your dish
5 Roast the asparagus & serve your dish
Meanwhile, snap off and discard the tough, woody stem ends of the asparagus. Transfer to a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 10 to 12 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven and top with the juice of 2 lemon wedges; carefully toss to coat. Serve the baked pizza with the roasted asparagus on the side. Top the asparagus with the almonds. Top the pizza with the chopped peppers. Serve the remaining lemon wedges on the side, if you'd like. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare your ingredients
1 Prepare your ingredients
Remove the dough from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 475°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the shallot. Quarter and deseed the lemon. Roughly chop the peppers. Tear the mozzarella into bite-sized pieces. Grate the monterey jack on the large side of a box grater.
2 Cook the sausage & sauce

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sausage. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 5 to 6 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the chopped garlic and tomato sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened and the sausage is cooked through. Turn off the heat.

Cook the sausage & sauce
Assemble the pizza
3 Assemble the pizza

Lightly oil a sheet pan. Using your hands, gently stretch the dough to about 1/4-inch thickness. Carefully center the dough on the sheet pan. Shape towards the edges of the pan, maintaining an even thickness (if the dough is resistant, let rest 5 minutes). Leaving a 1-inch border around the edges, evenly spread the cooked sausage and sauce onto the prepared dough. Evenly top with the mozzarella pieces, grated monterey jack, and sliced shallot; season with salt and pepper.

4 Bake the pizza
Bake the pizza, rotating the sheet pan halfway through, 17 to 22 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let stand at least 2 minutes. Carefully transfer to a cutting board and cut into equal-sized pieces.
Bake the pizza
Roast the asparagus & serve your dish
5 Roast the asparagus & serve your dish
Meanwhile, snap off and discard the tough, woody stem ends of the asparagus. Transfer to a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 10 to 12 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven and top with the juice of 2 lemon wedges; carefully toss to coat. Serve the baked pizza with the roasted asparagus on the side. Top the asparagus with the almonds. Top the pizza with the chopped peppers. Serve the remaining lemon wedges on the side, if you'd like. Enjoy!
Browse Steps
1 of 5