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School Pizza

When you're feeling nostalgic, School Pizza is the pizza you want! Absolutely reminiscent of the elementary school cafeteria, this classic and comforting take on pizza is so easy to make at home.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: school pizza
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 585kcal


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage, mild
  • 3 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 13-ounce jar pizza sauce
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella


  • Preheat an oven to 400℉. Drizzle a half sheet pan with 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, then brush with the pastry brush to coat evenly. Sprinkle it with the cornmeal.
    4 tablespoons olive oil, divided, 3 tablespoons cornmeal
  • Stretch the pizza dough into a rectangle into the bottom of the sheet pan. If the dough starts to resist being stretched, let it rest for about 5 minutes to let it relax a bit before continuing.
    1 pound prepared pizza dough
  • Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Once the oil is heated through and begins to shimmer, add the ground sausage and Italian seasoning. Sauté until cooked through and no longer pink, 7 to 8 minutes. Drain any excess oil from the pan.
    1 pound ground Italian sausage, mild, 3 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • Bake the pizza crust for 7 to 8 minutes until it no longer looks wet and begins to take on a little color. Remove from the oven.
  • Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the crust, reaching all the way to the edges. Sprinkle with the cooked sausage, followed by the shredded mozzarella. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 8 to 10 minutes, until the cheese is completely melted and begins to turn a golden brown color. Remove from the oven and slice into 8 rectangles to serve.
    1 13-ounce jar pizza sauce, 4 cups shredded mozzarella


Calories: 585kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 1177mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 411IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 323mg | Iron: 3mg