This pizza, with the hot sausage and a fresh jalapeno from my garden, was spicy. But it was good spicy, not bad spicy. So, if you like some spice, make the recipe as written. If you are either weak-kneed and spice-averse or if you have kids to feed, use regular sausage.
Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.