Pizza with Pesto Sausage, Spinach and Onion

What has it been, 26 seconds since I’ve shown you pizza? Too long.


And okay, while this isn’t really anything RECIPEISH or GROUND BREAKING or ONE MORE WORD THAT I COULD SCREAM AT YOU, it’s still dinner and I didn’t have to stand up too long to make it. I win!

Do you even want to know how devastated I was going to be if I failed the second glucose test? I don’t eat a ton TON of sugar, but everyone was telling me, “It’s the carbs. Cut down on the carbs.” Right. What that translates to me is, “Cut off your head and flush it down the toilet.”

Hail. No.

Carbs are my middle name, man! Well, if you rearranged the letters and added a c, an a, an r, a b, and an s. And took out the extra s, the u, and the e.

That sentence was obnoxious and I wish I was sorry.

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There’s not much to this pizza, which is the name of the 33 week pregnancy game.

It’s basically fridge and pantry staples, which is the naaame of the two acrobat humans in my belly game.

Pre-made pizza dough, chicken sausage, pizza sauce, red onion, baby spinach and cheese. Which is the naaaaaame of the – yeah okay I can chill.


I looked like a crossbreed of Animal from the Muppets and some sort of space-age demon snarfinator while eating this.

I wish I was sorry.


Giiiiit it.

Pizza with Pesto Sausage, Spinach and Onion:

What it took for two 8-inch pizzas:

* 1 pound pre-made pizza dough (I used Trader Joe’s), divided in half
* 2 links pesto chicken sausage (or any other flavor you die over), cut into thin slices
* 1 cup (about) favorite pizza sauce
* 1/3 cup cup thinly sliced red onion
* 2 cups (or more!) baby spinach leaves
* 1 1/2 cups (or however much you want) shredded mozzarella cheese

Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 400.

Sauté the sliced sausage in a small pan until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes.

On a floured work surface, roll out each pizza dough mound until you get roughly 8-inch circles. Spoon the sauce over the dough, followed by the sausage slices, red onion slices and baby spinach. Sprinkle the mozzarella on top and bake each pizza until the cheese browns and bubbles and the dough is cooked through, about 15 minutes.



Now it’s time for chocolate fudge ice cream.

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30 Responses to Pizza with Pesto Sausage, Spinach and Onion

  1. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids December 9, 2013 at 6:15 am #
    That looks delicious! And, your IG belly bump pictures just make my week!! I cannot wait until the bump pictures turn into baby pictures in 4 weeks!!
  2. Tieghan December 9, 2013 at 7:41 am #
    Cut out carbs? Are they kidding?? That is just mean and insane! :) Now, this pizza is being made. It is quick easy and pretty much everything I need right now!
  3. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) December 9, 2013 at 7:48 am #
    Noooooo--never cut out the carbs!
  4. Carrian December 9, 2013 at 7:53 am #
    This pizza looks like perfection! Love it!
  5. Brian @ A Thought For Food December 9, 2013 at 7:59 am #
    It's so odd that I only make pizza in the summer. Isn't that weird? Don't know what's wrong with me... because it's freezing here and I think turning the oven on for a big pile of carbs is the best idea ever.
  6. Erin | The Law Student's Wife December 9, 2013 at 8:25 am #
    Homemade pizza night = best. night. ever. Without fail. Thanks for reminding me I need get some pie on my weeknight menu!
  7. Molly @Bakelette December 9, 2013 at 8:35 am #
    Carbs are my livelihood...literally I don't eat much else but carbs! Anyways looks yummy bet those babes loved it!
  8. Laurie {SimplyScratch} December 9, 2013 at 8:38 am #
    I could never get sick of pizza... never! This looks amazing Bev!
  9. Katie December 9, 2013 at 9:12 am #
    Who cuts out carbs while 30ish weeks pregnant?! No way, ever. Ever. EVER. Bring on the pizza.
  10. Averie @ Averie Cooks December 9, 2013 at 9:42 am #
    Bev this is SUCH a pretty pizza! The pesto is just poppin'! Pinned :)
  11. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl December 9, 2013 at 10:27 am #
    This is one heck of a pizza, I really love that pesto! Yum!
  12. Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet December 9, 2013 at 10:28 am #
    I need this pizza in my life. Swoon!
  13. Ruthy @ Omeletta December 9, 2013 at 11:34 am #
    LOL "Space alien snarfinator" just made my whole day. I'm now on a unt to use that in a sentence.
  14. Rachel @thedessertchronicles December 9, 2013 at 4:49 pm #
    Um, YUM! Wish I was having that for dinner tonight. Unfortunately, leftovers it is :-(.
  15. Cassie | Bake Your Day December 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm #
    I want the WHOLE thing. Love the chicken sausage.
  16. Erin L December 9, 2013 at 7:37 pm #
    PIZZA!!! I will absolutely be making this tomorrow. God is good.
  17. Jess December 10, 2013 at 4:08 am #
    Mmmm - there's always room for pizza in my book...26 seconds is definitely too long! I love this combination, and I'm definitely also finding myself in the category of preferring dinners that don't require too much kitchen-standing.
  18. Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion December 10, 2013 at 6:26 am #
    Pizza, Pizza glorious Pizza.... I could eat it every day! COngrats on the babies
  19. Trisha December 10, 2013 at 6:45 am #
    This looks amazing Bev! I would love a slice x
  20. Amy @Very Culinary December 10, 2013 at 8:52 am #
    I think it's hilarious that Shelly (Cookies and Cups) just mentioned your obsession with pizza. Lol. Bring it! We can never get enough....
  21. Cindy December 10, 2013 at 9:14 am #
    There's no such thing as too many pizza recipe ideas. Amen to this!
  22. Sarah December 10, 2013 at 9:27 am #
    Yum! Looks absolutely amazing! It has been way too long since I've had homemade pizza - like 90 trillion seconds too long. :)
  23. Cate @ Chez CateyLou December 10, 2013 at 10:25 am #
    Never too much pizza! This one looks amazing!!
  24. Layla @ Brunch Time Baker December 10, 2013 at 11:13 am #
    What a pretty pizza! Looks amazing
  25. Karla @ Foodologie December 10, 2013 at 12:16 pm #
    Now I'm sitting here wondering why I don't make pizza more often?
  26. Jennie @themessybakerblog December 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm #
    I could eat pizza every day and never get tired of it. This looks delish.
  27. Nutmeg Nanny December 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm #
    This pizza looks incredible!!!! Perfect ingredients, I love it :)


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