Sausage and Pepper Pizza

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Pizza is my weakness…….I love it!  The cheese, the crust, the toppings…..just yum!  We literally eat pizza once a week!  That can get pretty pricey!  So, we started making our own.  My husband spent 3 years perfecting his crust and sauce.  He typically makes his own pizza sauce but when we are in a rush we tend to use store bought. It’s rare because he usually freezes his sauce and it makes enough for a few pizzas.  You can always use pre made sauce if you don’t have the time to make it yourself.

Sausage and pepper pizza was our first ‘specialty’ pizza. Of course we made the typical plain or pepperoni but we wanted to start making different pizzas.  We have about 20 different types of pizzas we make.  This was our first one.  Don’t worry I will be posting each one at some point! 😁

Crust Ingredients:

1-2 cups of warm water

3 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp salt

2 tsp sugar

1 packet 1/4 oz fleischmann’s active dry yeast

2 cups flour

Directions for making crust:

Mix 1 cup flour, yeast and 1 cup warm water, mix for 2 minutes with stand mixer, using the dough hook attachment, or mix with hands if you don’t have a mixer.

Then mix in salt, sugar, olive oil, 1 cup flour and slowly add warm water until you get a slightly sticky consistency, but not too sticky where it sticks to your hands.

Knead dough for 5-10 minutes, by hand or with mixer.

Cover and let the dough rise 1-2 hours.

 

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Ingredients for Pizza:

2 sausage links (whichever sausage you prefer, we use Italian) who led equal about 2 cups of sausage.

1 pepper cut into rings

1 onion sliced

1 jalapeño chopped

1 cup mozzarella, shredded

1 cup smoked mozzarella, shredded

1 1/2 cup pizza sauce, homemade or store bought

While the pizza dough is rising, cook your sausage and cut it into thin discs.

To assemble pizza:

Preheat oven 425°.

Flour a clean surface and flatten dough by hand or with a roller.  Roll dough out so that it’s a 1/2 to 1 inch larger then the stone or pan it’s going to cook on.

Spread your sauce on the dough and sprinkle on your cheese.  Add your sausage, onions and peppers.  Fold up extra dough on edges to create crust.

Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is browning and bubbly And bottom is browning.

Bet your mouth Will be burnt because you won’t want to wait for it to cool before you eat!!!! 😜

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