Puff Pastry Sausage and Arugula Pizza Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Puff Pastry Sausage and Arugula Pizza is sweet, savory, and spicy. The bite of arugula pairs perfectly with sweet puff pastry and moreish Italian sausage.

Puff pastry, I am learning is one those main ingredients that is so easy to work with it makes you not want to use anything else.

Puff Pastry Sausage and Arugula Pizza Photo

Like when I made these miguelitos with chocolate! It took only a few ingredients to make them, but the outcome was exactly what I was looking for and so satisfying.

I’ve told you before I make homemade pizza every single Saturday. Now this will vary a little when we are traveling, but if something comes up we will push it forward or backwards a day.

Anytime I am out of town I make sure I have frozen dough in the freezer so that the family can pull it out and still have pizza, whether I am there or not.

Puff Pastry Sausage and Arugula Pizza Picture

Using puff pastry seems like a fast way to get pizza on the table. I lay it out on the counter and by the time my oven has heated up the pastry is ready to be rolled out.

I make it sometimes for myself for lunch. It’s a great way to test out a recipe which is exactly what I did when I made this Puff Pastry Sausage and Arugula Pizza.

Now when I am preparing the sausage, I always like to cook it before I add it to the pizza.

Puff Pastry Sausage and Arugula Pizza Image

Two reasons I precook it; one, I can drain the grease off the sausage before I top it on the pizza. Second reason is that I just feel weird about putting raw meat like this on the pizza.

It is definitely a personal preference of mine. Though I have read online that because the pizza is cooking for fifteen minutes you could try it without precooking it. I do not recommend this at all.

Alternative ingredients you can use to pork sausage is turkey sausage. I’ve used it before on my pizza and it tastes great.

Puff Pastry Sausage and Arugula Pizza Pic

If you choose not to use the arugula you could try spinach. Arugula is an aromatic salad green that has a slightly bitter taste to it.

Combining the sausage and arugula is one of my favorite ways to top pizza! I recommend you definitely giving it a try!

If you are looking for a puff pastry dessert I’d suggest these Strawberry Shortcake Horns or these Chocolate Amaretti Mousse Cups.

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Puff Pastry Sausage and Arugula Pizza Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 2 sheets Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 8 ounces Pork Sausage
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheese
  • 2 cups Fresh Arugula


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium skillet cook sausage until no longer pink. Drain.
  3. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface to a large rectangle and place each on baking sheet.
  4. Spread half of the tomato sauce evenly on pizza.
  5. Sprinkle half of the oregano, rosemary and garlic powder on pizza.
  6. Top with half the cheese.
  7. Top with half the sausage.
  8. Repeat on second pizza.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or cheese is melted, and crust is golden brown.
  10. Top each pizza with arugula. Serve and ENJOY!



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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 528
Calories 914

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 66g
  Saturated Fat 30g
Sodium 786mg
Total Carbohydrate 54g
  Dietary Fiber 4g
  Sugars 4g
Protein 31g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.

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