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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sweet Sausage and Red Pepper Pizza - Jazzing it Up!

Pizza is one of those easy to make foods that you can custom and make your own!  And make it so tasty!  This pizza was featured in a recent "Shape" magazine.  When I saw it, I ripped the recipe out!  Sausage, peppers and onions are a guaranteed hit for me!
The recipe called for store made pizza dough.  I had a packet of Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast on hand.  This is a super easy recipe - no need to take the time to rise.  Mix, knead, and roll it out - how simple is that!

Sweet Sausage and Red Pepper Pizza

Pizza Crust (I used Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast and followed the directions)
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 links of Sweet Italian Sausage, casings removed
1/2 Red pepper, sliced into strips
1/2 Red onion, sliced into strips
1/3 cup pizza sauce
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons of cornmeal for crust

Heat skillet over medium high heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil.  Brown sausage in skillet.  Break apart as it is cooking.  Once browned, remove from skillet and wipe/drain oil from skillet. 
Add sliced onions and peppers.  Heat over medium high heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring to prevent scorching.

After peppers and onions have sauteed for several minutes, add sausage back.  Turn off heat.
Dust pizza pan with cornmeal.  Roll out pizza dough to spread over the pizza pan.  Bake crust for 5 minutes at 400 Degrees.  
Add pizza sauce after crust has baked for 5 minutes.

Top sauce with peppers, onions, sausage and sprinkle with cheese.

Bake for an additional 10-14 minutes till cheese is melted and bubbly.

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  1. This looks great - thanks for another great idea!!! I hope you are having a great week Emily!

  2. Hope you enjoy it! Have a great week - have EEK up on a tab right now for Teen to check out!

  3. I'm always glad to have new pizza ideas. My daughter's name is beautiful@!

  4. yum! sausage and peppers is my fave...and your pizza showcasing it is making my mouth water....may i just say YUM again?! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!