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Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pizza

I hope you are all having a great week this far and that all the farmers are having a great seeding seasons this far! Tis the season for quick meals and lunches so I the coming weeks, I'll try to share some ideas for those! Additionally, I want to share some super easy recipes because with all the activities that come in the spring time, so does the need for easy meals that everyone will love!


This pizza is one of those easy recipes! It has a spicy pizza sauce, tomatoes, red bell pepper, Italian sausage, and mozzarella and parmesan to top it off. It's spicy, super easy to make, and has the choice of adding more vegetables in if that's something you want!




Serves: 3-4 (double for a family or for leftovers)

Prep time: 30 min

Cook time: 20 min


Pizza

Ingredients

Homemade pizza dough (see below for recipe) or store-bought dough

1 small can tomato sauce (approx. 2/3 cup)

2 chili peppers in adobo sauce, chopped

1/2 tsp dried basil

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1 clove garlic

1/2 round of Italian sausage (approx. 1 cup broken and cooked)

1 red bell pepper

1/2 large tomato, sliced

3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1 tsp red pepper flakes


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425. If using a pizza stone, put in the oven while preheating for about 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, make the dough or if using store-bought dough, take out of casing and allow to rise. I usually place the dough on the stove so that it gets some warmth from the oven to allow rising.

  3. Heat a medium saucepan to medium heat. If the sausage is in a casing, squeeze it out of the ends and cook in the pan until browned, about 7 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, combine the tomato sauce, chopped chilis peppers, crushed garlic, basil, and oregano.

  5. When the dough has risen for 30 minutes, take the pizza stone out of the oven and set aside. I usually use a different surface (like a counter top) to spread the dough out with oily hands until desired crust size. Then place on the pizza stone or onto a baking sheet.

  6. Spread the pizza sauce on the crust, then the tomatoes, peppers, sausage, red pepper flakes, and the cheeses.

  7. Bake for 20 minutes, turning it halfway. Serve immediately.



Homemade Pizza Dough

Ingredients

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tbsp fast rising dry yeast

1/8 cup oil

Warm water (approximately 3/4-1 cup)


Directions

  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the oil and 3/4 cup water to start, the mix together using a large spoon. Add warm water (1/4 cup at a time) until you have a sticky dough - but not too sticky. Cover and let rise for 20 mins in a warm place. Then, spread out onto a greased pan.


If you subscribed to my blog and receive my newsletters, you'll know that I mentioned making a different kind of pizza this week. I wouldn't call this one too different but long story short: I tried a "different" kind of pizza a couple days ago and it did not go well. Oh well, I learned and got this damn good pizza out of it!


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