Italian Sausage & Arugula Pizza Recipe – Italian Special

This sausage breakfast pizza combines all the flavors and ingredients of breakfast on a cheesy, bubbly pizza! It makes the ultimate breakfast for dinner, or really, a fantastic breakfast or brunch option.

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time40 min

Italian Sausage & Arugula Pizza Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • a pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 6 ounces of Italian sausage
  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar
  • a pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of stock (beef, chicken or vegetable stock)
  • 6 ounces of mozzarella, finely shredded
  • 4 large eggs
  • 7.8 ounce WeWalka bistro thin and crisp pizza crust
  • 1 cup of fresh arugula
  • crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

How to Make Italian Sausage & Arugula Pizza


Preheat your oven to 425 degrees


Add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil into a large skillet over medium heat


Add the thinly sliced yellow onions and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar


Cook over medium heat until the onions begin to soften and develop a lightly golden brown color


Sprinkle the onions with a big pinch of salt and black pepper and add a splash of stock


Cook until the stock is absorbed, stirring occasionally, and repeat the process, adding another splash of stock every few minutes until the onions are caramelized, soft and golden brown


While the onions are caramelizing, brown the Italian sausage


Once the onions and Italian sausage are cooked, set them aside for now


Make the béchamel by melting 2 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan, whisking in 2 tablespoons of flour and cooking the mixture for about 30 seconds, stirring constantly


Slowly add 1/2 cup of whole milk while continuing to whisk, add a pinch of salt and black pepper and as soon as the béchamel thickens, remove from the heat


To assemble the pizza, unroll the pizza dough onto a pizza pan or wide flat baking sheet


Spread the béchamel thinly over the pizza dough leaving a 1/2” boarder around the outer edge


Top the béchamel with 4 ounces of finely shredded mozzarella


Add the caramelized onions and browned Italian sausage


Bake the pizza for 8 minutes and then transfer it back onto a heat proof surface leaving the oven set to 425 degrees


Use a large spoon to form four nests in the toppings and crack the eggs into those nests


Season the eggs with a pinch of salt and black pepper and sprinkle the remaining mozzarella over the pizza


Bake the pizza for 8-12 minutes at 425 degrees depending on how you prefer your eggs to be set


Once the pizza is baked, transfer it onto a heat proof surface


Top with fresh arugula and some crushed red pepper flakes (optional) and slice into wedges


Serve immediately with fresh fruit