Italian Sausage Flatbread Pizza

by Alli

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyCarandoMeal #CollectiveBias 

Italian Sausage Flatbread Pizza is an easy meal to make for weeknights or when entertaining during the weekend. This semi-homemade pizza begins with pre-made flatbread and Carando® Fresh Italian Sausage Links. I add pesto, fresh veggies, and feta cheese. The flavors blend to create a delicious pizza in under 15 minutes.

Italian Sausage Flatbread Pizza

Pizza night is a regular thing at my house. Whether we’re enjoying game night with the family or entertaining friends, this pizza is always a favorite.

Carando Mild Toscano Italian Sausage Links are perfect for this recipe. The robust flavors give me a head start on creating authentic Italian style meals in less time than cooking everything from scratch.

Fresh Italian Sausage

Carando products are fresh, not frozen, and the sausage links are made with classic Italian ingredients. Even when I make quick and easy meals, I never skimp on fresh, high-quality products. Let’s make a pizza!

Italian Sausage Flatbread Pizza

I know you’re going to love my delicious twist on a traditional pizza. I’m using pesto instead of tomato sauce and feta cheese in place of mozzarella cheese. This pizza recipe calls for only six ingredients. I use a pre-made flatbread pizza crust, Carando Mild Toscano Italian Sausage Links, pesto, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, and chopped red pepper.

Ingredients for Italian Sausage Pizza

Slice the sausage links. I get 4 slices from each link. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high. Cook until browned, turning frequently to make sure they are browned on all sides. Set aside.

Sausage Slices Cooking

Place flatbread pizza crust on a baking sheet. Bake for two minutes on 375º F. Remove from the oven. Spread pesto on the flatbread crust. I use pre-made basil pesto (the kind in a jar) for this recipe. I have a homemade basil pesto that would work well also.

Pesto on Flatbread Pizza Crust

Top with the Carando Mild Toscano Italian Sausage Links

Add Italian Sausage to Flatbread Pizza Crust

Add the chopped red pepper and olives.

Add diced red peppers to make pizza

Top with feta cheese. 

Feta Cheese on Flatbread Pizza

Return to the oven and cook for 5 minutes or until feta cheese softens. I always double the recipe when I invite the entire family over for pizza night!

Italian Flatbread Pizza sliced and ready to serve

What To Serve with Italian Sausage Flatbread Pizza

When I’m making this pizza for the family, we have pizza and fresh fruit for dessert. When I’m entertaining friends, I add a simple arugula salad and dinner is served.

Where To Find Carando Mild Toscano Italian Sausage Links

Carando is my go-to for fresh Italian meals. These products help me set the foundation for a delicious meal, like my Italian Sausage Pizza. Carando products are always fresh, never frozen. You can find Carando Mild Toscana Italian Sausage Links in the fresh meat cases of local grocery stores along with other Carando® Fresh Italian-Style Meatballs and Carando® Ground Fresh Italian Sausage​. I shop for mine at my local Food Lion.

Flatbread Pizza Crust

The prepared flatbread pizza crust I use is from a 12.5 oz. package with two square pizza crusts inside. The entire package makes eight servings. I cook both when I’m serving eight. When it’s just my husband and me eating dinner, I make one (serves 4) and that’s the recipe I’m sharing today. I always hope for leftovers because it’s delicious warmed up the next day.

Flatbread Pizza with Italian Sausage

Pizza Substitutions

If you don’t like feta cheese (one of my children doesn’t care for it) you can replace it with mozzarella, provolone, cheddar, and/or Parmesan. Kalamata olives can be replaced with ripe olives.

Italian Flatbread Pizza sliced and ready to serve

Italian Sausage Flatbread Pizza

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Italian Sausage Flatbread Pizza is easy to make. I use pesto instead of tomato sauce. Slices of fresh Italian Sausage links add extra flavor to this delicious pizza.


  • 1 package Carando® Mild Toscano Italian Sausage Links, sliced
  • 1 prepared flatbread pizza crust (about 6.25 oz.)
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red pepper (seeds removed)


  1. Preheat oven to 375º F
  2. Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Add the sliced Carando Mild Toscano Italian Sausage Links. Cook for about 3 minutes, turning occasionally until browned. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  3. Place flatbread on a cookie sheet and bake for two minutes. Remove from the oven and spread pesto on the crust. Top with Carando Mild Toscano Italian Sausage Link slices, pepper rings, feta cheese, and olives.
  4. Bake for five minutes or until cheese is softened.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 402Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 46mgSodium 824mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 17g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Facebook

We love Italian food at my house. Make sure to visit Carando website to find delicious, old-world classic Italian recipes.






GiGi Eats September 3, 2019 - 9:30 am

I should definitely try to make this for my husband! He loves Sausage pizza from pizza places so why not try and do it at home!!

Jeanette September 3, 2019 - 10:14 am

Oh my gosh this is such a good idea! I am totally going to do this only Peter this weekend. Why am I thought about doing this before I don’t know. This looks amazing.

cait September 3, 2019 - 11:27 am

def going to try this because i love a good flatbread pizza- yummy!

Melissa Chapman September 3, 2019 - 11:57 am

That pizza is looking so good. I generally don’t cook sausage but it makes for a great pizza. Anyone who loves sausage would have to try that Carando brand.

Tasheena September 3, 2019 - 1:06 pm

This would be perfect to make for lunch for my family. Love the flavor combination and how easy it is to make.

Amber Myers September 3, 2019 - 1:59 pm

This looks delicious! I will have to make this for dinner one night. We love pizza and sausage, so this is perfect!

Rebecca Miller September 3, 2019 - 3:17 pm

This Italian Sausage Flatbread Pizza sounds A-MAZ-ING!! I can’t wait to make it for my family. I just pinned it to my “Must Make Soon” board on Pinterest. Thank you!!

Liz Mays September 3, 2019 - 4:13 pm

Oh I’m really liking this idea. The sausage definitely sounds good and the flatbread crust looks like it worked great!

Sue Reddel September 3, 2019 - 7:27 pm

Such a simple and tasty recipe! We love Italian sausge so this would be perfect for our family.

Brandy September 3, 2019 - 9:28 pm

I love Italian sausage so I bet I would love making a flatbread pizza because it’s combining my two loves – sausage and pizza together. This truly does look like a delicious option to whip up for lunch or dinner.

1stopmom September 4, 2019 - 12:04 am

This pizza.looks delicious! We like to make homemade pizza but I usually crumble up the sausage. Next time I will try it sliced and with pesto. That would be new for us too.

Rosey September 4, 2019 - 7:11 am

Flatbread puzzas are all the rage in my family right now. Using sausage on one would make them happy.

Cathy Mini September 4, 2019 - 8:20 am

This Italian sausage flatbread looks so delicious. This made me hungry now, looking forward to trying this recipe.

Lynndee September 4, 2019 - 8:35 am

I haven’t had breakfast yet and this is making my stomach growl. LOL. We love pizza over here, but we’ve never tried this one yet. Looks delish!

Ruth I September 4, 2019 - 8:48 am

I love this yummy recipe idea! The flavors are perfect and yes, I like pizza!

chubskulit rose September 4, 2019 - 9:10 am

That looks so good. I love Flatbread pizzas like that. To think that it is homemade is even better,

SGTest September 4, 2019 - 9:22 am


SGTest September 4, 2019 - 9:23 am


SGTest September 4, 2019 - 9:23 am


Tabitha Blue September 4, 2019 - 10:03 am

Oh this looks really good!! Will have to try it.

Swathi September 4, 2019 - 8:17 pm

That Italian sausage flatbread looks delicious great for get together and game night.. Sausage will make everything good.

Dhemz September 4, 2019 - 8:51 pm

oh, my! That looks really yummy. I would love to try this with my family. Easy to make too! Thanks for sharing!

Barbies Beauty Bits September 5, 2019 - 1:13 pm

Italian Sausage Flatbread Pizza YUMMY!!! I love sausage and this sound devine. I will be making this soon!


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.