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Whether it be for an appetizer or for an easy dinner, these Sausage and Fennel Pizzettes are the perfect go-to!

Sausage and Fennel Pizzettes

When it comes to easy, summer grilling, having some store-bought naan around for last-minute ‘pizza nights’ is clutch. If my kids are having friends over, I can set up a build-your-own pizza bar with pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and other fan faves and each kid can build their own individual pizzas.

I also like to throw some festive adult pizzettes on the grill for us to enjoy! And these Sausage and Fennel Pizzettes are elegant, delicious, and impressive. Serve this with a large salad for a full meal for you and your guests, or simply use this as an appetizer ahead of another delicious grilled recipe

And I know you may be thinking, “Fresh fennel? I’ll just omit that,” but promise me you will not! Most sausage has dried fennel in the mix, so bringing in fresh fennel compliments it so beautifully and takes the flavor up another notch — trust me. 

Sausage and Fennel Pizzettes
5 from 2 votes

Sausage and Fennel Pizzettes

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 tbsp olive oil plus more for your grill
  • 1 lb bulk spicy Italian sausage sub mild
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 Naan flatbreads
  • 1 bulb of fennel quartered and very thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • Fennel fronds for garnish
  • Basil for garnish


  • Preheat the grill to medium to medium-high heat (350- 400 degrees F).
  • In a pan over medium heat, add 1 tbsp of the olive oil and brown the sausage, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl, combine the ricotta, honey and dried oregano.
  • Next, equally divide the ricotta mixture onto each flatbread and spread evenly. Next, evenly divide the Italian sausage onto each flatbread then the fennel then top each flatbread evenly with the cheese.
  • When the grill is hot, oil the grill grates (to do this, dip a wadded paper towel in a little oil and, using tongs, wipe the oil evenly over the grate. Be careful not to use too much oil, because that's a sure fire way to start a good flare-up—a little goes a long way here.)
  • Place the naan “pizzas” on top of the hot grill and cook until golden brown on the bottom and slightly crisp, 6 to 8 minutes depending on the size of your naan/pita bread. The lid should be closed throughout the cooking process.
  • Carefully remove from the grill and top with the fennel fronds and basil. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Servings: 4

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  1. I love love loved this!!! It was so stinking easy! I used impossible meat spicy sausage and seasoned it with Italian seasoning. I also used the frozen garlic naan from Trader Joe’s. ❤️ The ricotta mixture was so yummy. The best part is how EASY it was!!! Alex can you do more easy recipes?!?!

  2. Wow!!! Made this tonight and it was amazing. Both of my sons who previously worked in a wine bar – famous for their pizza- agreed it should be on the menu. Just so yummy and simple to make!

  3. 5 stars
    So dang good! The honey gave it a little surprise but went so well with the sausage. This will definitely be on repeat this summer!

    1. You can put on a sheet pan and toss in the oven at 375 until cooked and browned on the bottom, not sure the exact cook time but shouldnt take much longer that 10 mins.

  4. 5 stars
    These were sooo good!! While I love the combination of spicy sausage & fennel, my husband does not but honestly that’s what makes this recipe so great- you can customize it with whatever toppings you like! We love homemade pizza nights but don’t always want to fuss with dough so using the naan was a complete game changer. I see A LOT of grilled pizzettes in our future!