Tag Archives: Italian sausage

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Deep Dish Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Italian sausage
  • Sauteed onion
  • Sauteed banana pepper
  • Sauteed jalapeno pepper
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Marinara sauce
  • Deep dish pizza dough

Note: I can’t really describe how awesome this pizza was. We couldn’t stop eating it. A special thanks to Matt for the cast iron skillet!

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Sausage and Peppers Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Sausage and Peppers Deep Dish Pizza

The ingredients I used for this deep dish pizza are some of my all time favorite. I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe and will definitely repeat it in the future. I rolled out, then pressed deep dish pizza dough (1 cup cornmeal substituted for 1 cup flour) into a round pie pan that had been sprayed with canola oil and sprinkled with cornmeal. Pre-baking the dough takes about 7 minutes since it is pretty thick. After pre-baking, I layered mozzarella cheese, Italian sausage, green peppers, onions and pizza sauce in the pan. The thickness of the pizza causes the it to take longer to bake, so I baked it for about 20 minutes.

Greens and Beans Pizza Recipe

Greens and Beans Pizza

Greens & beans is a healthy meal that is inexpensive and simple to prepare. I make my recipe as a soup a few times each winter and have been waiting for the right time to turn this comfort food into a pizza. It can be risky to take something that is already delicious and change it so that it works on a pizza. With my greens and beans pizza recipe I worried that it might be a bit dry, but it worked out great. Here’s how I put it together.

I started by breaking up spicy Italian sausage with a potato masher in large pan on medium-high heat. In a separate pan, I sauteed a chopped white onion and garlic. Then I added escarole so it would wilt. To finish the preparation of the greens and beans I added cannellini beans and the cooked sausage to the pan.

To create the pizza I put mozzarella cheese onto pre-baked dough and topped it with the greens and beans. Finally, I added a light sprinkle of parmesan cheese after I took it out of the oven. Next time I create this pizza I might try making it a vegan friendly pizza by leaving off the sausage and the cheese.

Sausage and Leek Pizza Recipe

Sausage and Leak Pizza

I didn’t have any big ideas for a pizza this week so I looked to my freezer for inspiration. There was a bag of frozen leeks that I knew would compliment the Italian sausage patties I found in the downstairs freezer. Andrew grilled the sausage while I sauteed the leeks. I spread some marinara and a generous portion of mozzarella cheese before topping the pizza with sausage and leeks. This was a really simple pizza, but very good!

Spicy Meat Pizza Recipe

Spicy Meat Pizza

Andrew’s little brother has had a football game almost every Saturday this fall so he has been coming over for dinner on Sundays. Meat lovers pizzas are a perfect fit for Tyler’s big appetite.

I started with spicy Italian sausage and turkey pepperoni, a  great combination on any pizza. I put banana peppers on a pizza for a the first time this spring and knew they would be a great compliment for this spicy pizza. Topped with my homemade pizza sauce, onions, and mozzarella cheese, this pizza was excellent and with Tyler as a guest there were no left-overs!

The Healthy Italian Pizza Recipe

For some reason I was in the mood for lasagna earlier today so I bought the ingredients to make a summertime lasagna. I thought this would be a nice dish to prepare for RJ, one of Andrew’s former students/flag football teammates, but at the last minute I remembered a pizza adventure I had been wanting to try. I have made over 100 unique pizzas, but somehow I have never made a pizza with ricotta cheese. Tonight would be the night.

In addition to the ricotta cheese I had also picked up Italian sausage at the store. We had an abundance of yellow squash and a nice bunch of basil from our CSA, The Good Food Collective.  To begin, I sliced one yellow squash and white onion and then sauteed them. I also browned the sausage in a pan. While that all cooked I used a blender to combine ricotta cheese, fresh garlic and basil. It smelled and looked pretty similar to a pesto sauce. After pre-baking the dough I spread on the cheese mixture, then topped it with the Italian sausage, yellow squash and onions. I then let it bake for about 10 minutes.

I always enjoy having guests over on nights I am making a new creation so that if it is a good pizza they can enjoy in the experience with us. Well this pizza was a winner! The ricotta cheese mixture tasted fantastic with the flavors of the fresh squash and the Italian sausage.  The flavors were rich but that didn’t stop us from eating most of the pizza. Another thing I like about having guests over for new pizza creations is giving them the the honor, or the pressure, of naming the new pizza. When given the reigns RJ quickly settled on The Healthy Italian.  Overall, my Healthy Italian pizza recipe made for another delicious summer pizza!

Fulmer Pie Pizza Recipe

Fulmer Pie Pizza

I come from a long line of farmers and do-it-yourselfers, but somehow I have struggled with both skills. I am just learning how to garden and I have been known to purchase a lot of ingredients that my Uncle Al would just as soon make himself. Homemade pizza sauce is an ingredient that I have not yet attempted. While visiting my Uncle Al, he hand had some homemade sauce in the fridge ready to use for one our of three pizza creations.

To go along with the homemade sauce we pan cooked Italian sausage. We also included kalamata olives,  sun dried tomatoes, sliced jalapenos and yellow peppers. After pre-baking the dough we slathered on the homemade sauce, laid on sharp provolone cheese, added all the veggies and sausage, then sprinkled on grated parmesan cheese. We let the pizza bake and then dug in.

So many flavors jumped off this pizza. I honed in on the homemade pizza sauce. Uncle Al’s sauce recipe is so good that I could eat it like soup! The rest of the pizza was amazing as well, from the sausage to the veggies and the cheeses. It only took one bite to for me to change my ways and commit to making pizza sauce for all my pizzas.