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Pizza is definitely a kid favorite, but not usually a healthy one. My kids love our alternative, Meatza, but it is messy to make and takes multiple pans. I’m a huge fan of stir-frys and decided that the toppings of pizza would make a great sti- fry. After a few tries, I finally have a recipe that I really like and that the kids seem to love. In fact, I had to make it twice to get a picture because they ate the first batch before I could photograph it!
Pizza Stir-Fry: Easy Weeknight Meal
Stir-frys of all types are one of my favorite types of meals to make. They are fast and easy to make, loaded with vegetables, and only dirty one pan. I have plenty of “normal” stir-fry recipes in regular rotation, but this pizza stir-fry is one of my more creative recipes. I promise… it really tastes like pizza!
I use Italian seasonings, Italian sausage, and uncured pepperoni and all the pizza vegetables — mushrooms, fresh spinach, black olives, onions, and bell peppers. I also toss in some diced zucchini. Feel free to use whatever combination of pizza veggies you like best.
I top each bowl with a couple spoonfuls of warmed pasta sauce or pizza sauce and a sprinkle of shredded mozzarella. You could even put the (oven-safe) bowls under the broiler for a few minutes to melt the cheese.
Other Ways to Serve Pizza Stir-Fry
The Italian sausage in this stir-fry makes it a surprisingly good breakfast as well as dinner. Or make a pizza omelet by using the stir-fry as the omelet filling and topping with warmed pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella.
More Stir-Fry Recipes
Check out the list below for some of my other stir-fry recipes:
- Beef and Cabbage Stir-Fry
- Spicy Shrimp Stir-Fry
- Chicken Apple Stir-Fry
- Greek Stir-Fry
- Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry
- Chicken Squash Stir-Fry
- My next goal: recreate this Szechuan Chicken Stir-Fry recipe
Pizza Stir-Fry Recipe
- 1 lb Italian sausage
- 2 medium zucchini or yellow squash
- 1-2 cups mushrooms
- 1 large onion
- 2 bell peppers
- 10 oz pepperoni (sliced)
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 cup black olives
- ½ cup banana peppers
- 1 cup pizza sauce (or pasta sauce)
- 1 cup mozzarella or Parmesan cheese (shredded, optional)
- Brown the sausage in a skillet over medium heat until cooked.
- While the sausage is cooking, peel and dice the zucchini and slice the mushrooms, onion, and bell peppers.
- Remove the sausage from the pan and set aside.
- Add the vegetables to the pan and saute until starting to get tender.
- Return the sausage to the pan.
- Separate the pepperoni slices and add them to the pan with the sausage and vegetables.
- Slice the black olives and banana peppers and add them to the pan.
- Add the spinach, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.
- Cook and stir until the spinach is wilted.
- Warm the sauce in a saucepan on the stove and grate the cheese.
- Divide the stir-fry among bowls, top with sauce and cheese if using.
Have you made some stir-frys with “creative” ingredients? What’s your favorite combo?
Discussion (13 Comments)
I loved what you shared, especially the diet and the ingredients you use.
I literally just made this and it’s amazing!!! I got home from work just an hour ago and managed to make this meal while wrangling two toddlers in a short amount of time. Adding this to my repitoire for sure!
I’ve been known to make a great pizza crust, and with part whole wheat flour I assumed it was healthier. Now that I’m grain free, I don’t have to miss out on that pizza taste anymore. Thanks for the recipe!
I make stir fried pancakes for breakfast. I fry up some of our home grown turkey sausage. Add some butter to the pan. I add extra eggs to my pancake recipe and leave out any oil. When the butter is sizzling I pour in the batter. Let it cook until well set on the bottom then start gently turning it over and stirring until all of the bite sized pieces are lightly browned. Then I stir a little maple syrup in. If you put some Stevia in the batter you can get by with less syrup.
This was especially nice when my children were all little, no cutting pancakes or pouring syrup and buttering at the table. It’s all done before it gets to the table.
Made this last night, soooo yummy!! Thank you for sharing!
We enjoyed every bite of this recipe.. I have not been able to find a pizza dough I like or if it was one I liked, I had a reaction to an ingredient. I so don’t have to worry about that with this recipe. This may be a weekly meal.. at least for a while.. lol.. Thanks!!
I made this last night and let me just say that it was stupid good! I altered it a bit to fit our taste, but WOWSERS. DH even loved it and he is a hardcore fanatic about having “real” pizza.
Yay! Love it!
Making this tonight!
Looks good! I have absolutely never found nitrite-free pepperoni around here, though. Is there a brand or link you could share?
Applegate is a great brand and is sold in most health food stores and some grocery stores. Check their website to see if there is a store near you that carries it.
Hi! Hormel foods has a nitrite-free pepperoni. It’s been pretty easy for me to find it in my local grocery store. HTH! ~Talya
Dinner tomorrow, for sure. I’m excited about this recipe.