The Honey Bear Pizza

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Dinner, Main Course American
By Kelly Djalali Serves: 2-4
Prep Time: 25 minutes Cooking Time: 15 Minutes Total Time: 40 Minutes

Simple ingredients come together to make a flavor-packed combination. Smoky mozzarella, a light cream base provide the richness while hot Italian sausage and red onions give it a kick, all sweetened up with a drizzle of raw honey.


  • 1 Prepared Pizza Dough, at room temperature
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup White Sauce (find the recipe in the Wild Palms Pizza Post)
  • ~1/2 cup Mozzarella, shredded
  • ~1/2 cup Smoked Mozzarella
  • 12-16 oz. Hot Italian Sausage (4-5 links), casings removed, browned and crumbled
  • 1/4 Large Red Onion, sliced into thin rounds
  • Drizzle of Raw Honey, to finish



Preheat oven to 450 degrees.


Let dough sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes, but 45 minutes is better.


Remove casings from sausage and brown over medium-low heat. Break apart with a wooden spatula to get small crumbles. Drain and set aside.


Make the White Sauce - you can find the recipe for this in the post titled, Wild Palms Pizza.


Lightly coat a quarter sheet pan with olive oil and set near your assembly station.


On a floured surface, roll the dough out to roughly 9" x 13" and lay it in the sheet pan.


Spread an even, thin layer of the white sauce and sprinkle a layer of mozzarella.


Then sausage and more cheese. Onions and more cheese (alternating between the regular mozzarella and the smoked mozzarella).


Keep layering until the sausage is gone and finish with a layer of cheese.


Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is browned and bubbly.