My Mom's Pizza Buns

I’m back! I realize that I haven't posted since June of last year… oops. We found out a few days after that last post that we were expecting, and honestly, I found cooking to make the house stifling hot so we grilled a lot that summer, nothing really blog-worthy there. And by the end of summer I had kind of fallen of the blog bandwagon. But I'm back and cooking is fun again, so here’s to new beginnings. Speaking of new, meet Baby Spencer! He is every bit as adorable as he looks and will be 10 weeks old next Tuesday. He is keeping us very busy.

My Mom

So about these Pizza Buns, they are delicious. When I was little my mom made them for pretty much every single birthday party, so even just the smell takes me back. You should definitely give them a shot. They are easy to make and the meat mixture freezes well, so they are a super quick weeknight dinner, just buy fresh rolls and make a salad and you are set.

My Mom


Mom's Pizza Buns



  • 1 lb sweet italian sausage, cut in half inch pieces (you can also use spicy if you prefer)
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 can tomato sauce (13.4 oz)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried sweet basil
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 lb mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Sturdy crusty rolls


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Brown sausage in skillet and drain the fat.

Add remaining ingredients except for cheese. Bring to a boil.

Lower heat, add cheese and simmer for 15 minutes.

Split the rolls in half and top with desired amount of sauce. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbling.

Freeze remaining sauce.

Note: The recipe originally calls for Mennonite Farmer's Sausage instead of Italian Sausage, if you have access to it I would definitely use that instead. :)

Source Liesbeth Dyck

Linda Anderson

Linda Anderson

Welcome to my blog, Mexican Baker!  It's a chronicle of the sometimes bizzare food adventures of a Mexican Mennonite who ended up in Canada and married a half Jamaican.  Culturally diverse yet delicious!

  • Leona

    I have been waiting for this! I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying cooking again. I can't wait to share with my family.

  • Maria

    Ever since the baby shower, I've been wondering how I could get my hands on this recipe! And after reading your "note", I will for sure use farmer sausage. Thanks Linda for sharing. I'm glad you're back at it.

  • gaby

    Lina felicidades por tu bb y tu blog..... exquisita la receta pizza pan.... salu2

  • Tree