Italian Sausage Lasagna Stuffed Pizza…

Good Thursday to you. Here is a simple yet completely satisfying pizza night extravaganza. I’ve added a second option of doing cute little heart lasagna calzones if you find them adorable like I do! The kids went nuts for these and I just bet yours will too 🙂  Oodles of cheeses and Italian Sausage Marinara tucked inside whole wheat pizza crust, YUM!

Trader Joes has my favorite pizza dough, it’s just a little over a buck. If you don’t have the luxury of a Trader Joes near you, any good pizza dough will do. Have fun with this week and have a stuffed lasagna pizza night!!

Here are most of the ingredients you’ll need. Not pictured is the mozzarella cheese and some seasonings

Brown the sausage and add your pasta sauce!!

Prepare the ricotta cheese filling…parmesan,  mozzarella and a pizza seasoning pictured below. YUM!

This is a great seasoning, I use it in all kinds of Italian dishes. Covered my tacky chipped nail polish this time 🙂  **One of my readers let me know that McCormicks no longer makes this pizza seasoning, so use your favorite Italian Seasoning in it’s place. Dear McCormicks, we want the pizza grinder back!!

2 options with your dough, either press it into a pizza pan or see the pics below for some little heart calzones!

Roll and cut

Fill, top with another heart of dough and press edges. It gets messy, but no big deal. I just wiped the cookie sheet before baking.

mmmmm, love these

and these!

Here is the other option…stuffed personal pan pizzas, picked up the cute pans at William Sonoma last year. Loved both versions of the recipe.

Top with more rolled out dough, brush with olive oil and add some of that pizza seasoning. Now you are ready to bake!

Sausage Lasagna Stuffed Pizza

2 16 oz packages pizza dough, I used the Trader Joes whole wheat variety

1 lb Sweet Italian Sausage

26 oz jar Pasta Sauce of choice

16 oz ricotta cheese

1/2 Cup fresh grated cheese

1/2 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Pinch of kosher salt, fresh cracked pepper

Few cracks of McCormicks Pizza seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon

extra virgin olive oil for brushing dough

For Heart Calzones

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown sausage until browned. Drain and return back to skillet. Add pasta sauce and reduce heat to low to simmer.

2. Place ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella cheese and seasonings in a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.

3. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick. Use heart cookie cutter to cut into dough. Place half onto a lightly greased or silpat lined baking sheet. Fill each heart with a Tablespoon or so of sauce then top with a small spoonful of ricotta cheese. Top with remaining dough shapes and press edges with the tines of your fork. Brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with pizza seasoning. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through.

makes approx 10 heart calzones

For Stuffed Personal Pan Pizzas

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown sausage until browned. Drain and return back to skillet. Add pasta sauce and reduce heat to low to simmer.

2. Place ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella cheese and seasonings in a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.

3. Cut each of the two pizza doughs into fourths so you have 8 pieces of dough. Press 1/4 pieces into 4 small pizza pans. Top evenly with sausage marinara then with ricotta (you may have leftovers)  Top each pizza with remaining pieces of dough, so that each pizza is covered with dough. Brush lightly with olive oil then sprinkle with pizza seasoning. Bake for 18-25 minutes or until browned and cooked through.

4 personal pan pizzas


Have a wonderful weekend!! Come back soon 🙂

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25 Responses
  1. Kristine

    Thank you for your amazing recipes! I made this tonite and it was sooooo good! Thank you again!

  2. Sarah

    These look yummy! Can’t wait to try them out! I love that you started using pictures to show the ingredients and process. Makes my mouth water even more!!

  3. bridget {bake at 350}

    These look delicious! I was going to tell you about the Italian Seasoning Grinder, also. I can’t live without it now!

  4. Barbara

    Yummy on those personally stuffed pizzas! What a great idea! Love the photo with the cheese oozing out. It made me drool!

  5. Kelley Williams

    Thought they would be good Friday food. Picked up some dough from the local pizza joint for cheap, did not have the seasoning, but blended my own mix of McCormicks italian seasoning, garlic salt, and red pepper flakes.
    We all enjoyed this recipe but my son said “Mom this is the second recipe you’ve tried from Picky Palate and I’ve eaten them both like a wild boar”. So there you go Jenny!

    1. Jenny

      How cool Kelley!! Thanks so much for sharing. I love the comment from your son, hilarious! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  6. Sonja @ ActiveFoodie

    The cheese ooozing from these looks so good, especially since I’m starving right now! I love that you cut them in hearts, that is too cute!

  7. Multi-Tasking Mommy

    Oh, I just love the heart calzone idea….maybe that’s what I’ll do for V-day this year! I always have a lot of food fun on Valentine’s Day!

    I’ve never found sweet italian sausage, is it usually fresh?

  8. Debbi

    Apparantly healthy food month is over, huh. This does look amazingly good though. Awesome ideas! Thanks!

  9. Molly K

    Where did you find that seasoning???!?!?!? I used to have some, used it on EVERYTHING! My store told me that it is no longer being made. Where did you find it?

  10. Deseree

    What a great idea! These look delicious and I love the fact that you could make them into just about any shape. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Meghan

    These look so good! They can be made into any shape – that’s so much fun! I love how you covered your nail polish with a heart – cute 🙂

  12. Jamie Cooks It Up!

    Those are cute. What a great idea to cut them into hearts!
    Thanks for posting these!

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