Elk italian sausage pizza with ricotta cheese, sauteéd mushrooms and onion

Elk Sausage Pizza Recipe

Here is a not so boring pizza recipe with elk Italian sausage, ricotta cheese, tomato sauce, sautéed mushrooms and onions, fresh oregano, basil and cherry tomatoes.


  • 1 lb Italian elk sausage
  • 7.5 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 large shallot (chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ white onion (sliced)
  • 1 cup brown or shitake mushrooms (chopped)
  • Basil
  • Fresh oregano
  • Tomato
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large pizza crust (example Boboli)

1) Heat iron skillet on medium-high heat and cook elk Italian sausage until brown. Remove from heat and set aside.

2) Add 3 tablespoons of grape seed oil to the skillet. Sauté minced garlic cloves and diced shallot in pan until they begin to soften and brown. Add sliced ½ onion, sliced mushrooms and fresh oregano leaves to garlic and shallot mixture. Stir and continue to sauté until onions become translucent and soft. Generally about 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat when ready.

3) Heat oven to 400 degrees.

4) I like to take the left over oil from the pan and brush the top and bottom of my pizza crust. Place pizza crust upside down on cookie sheet and place in oven for about 5-6 minutes or until the top of the pizza crust begins to brown. Remove from oven.

5) Turn pizza crust right side up and cover the top of the crust with the ricotta cheese. Add tomato sauce, top with elk Italian sausage, and add mushroom and onion mixture and then top off with chopped basil and fresh grated parmesan cheese.

6) Place in oven and bake approximately 12-14 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and enjoy.


  • Reply March 3, 2010


    looks Yummmmi

  • I love elk! That’s what I grew up on. Elk and oatmeal. My grandpa used to hunt so we had a whole freezer filled with this beautiful meat. It was too long time ago since I had it though…

  • Reply March 1, 2010


    Denise – you can make this pizza with any sausage but why not try something different! Oh and my favorite is to cook this on the Barbeque. The Flavor is amazing!

  • I just had to take a look because of the elk sausage and glad I did. This is definitely not a boring pizza recipe!

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