Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Homemade Pizza with Chicken Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper

photo by sara tady ©
Every once in a while I get the urge for "homemade pizza night".  Recently I threw together a few ingredients from my favorite grocery store, Trader Joe's.  It came out pretty tasty and VERY cheesy :)  I would classify this pizza as more of a guilt-free pizza vs. your favorite Chicago deep-dish.  There's so many other delicious toppings you could include here.  Mushrooms, olives, red onion....

Whole Wheat Pizza dough
Pesto (store bought or fresh)
1 bag of shredded Italian Cheese Mix
2 Spicy Chicken Sausage links (pre cooked)
Roasted Red Pepper (jarred) 

step 1: Roll out pizza dough as best as possible.  Mine usually end up in more of a rectangular shape.  This is not about a perfect circle here.
step 2:  bake the dough first, according to the directions on the dough packaging (roughly 12-15 mins)
step 3: Chop sausage and roasted red peppers
step 4: Remove the pizza dough from the oven, spread a liberal amount of pesto across the surface, sprinkle on sausage, whole bag of cheese, and top with roasted red pepper.
step 5: place the pizza back into heated oven to melt cheese and heat all toppings thoroughly.  
step 6: Remove pizza, sprinkle freshly chopped basil on top and enjoy!

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  1. YAY!!!! Im so excited for your blog!!!!
    Did you know that we make home-made pizza at my house at least once a week. Ill have to share some of our ideas with you bc my mom is always coming up with crazy delicious stuff.

    My favorite trick is coating the dough with panko crumbs to give it texture and crunch. Its awesome.

    Keep up the awesome work. I love it!


  2. Thanks for the comment, steph!!! Love the tip :) Love your blog!