Pizza Supreme

We’ve all done it.  Gotten home from work and craved pizza so we picked up the phone and called the nearby pizza joint.  Afterall, when that craving hits, it’s either that or one of those dreaded, dull cardboard-ish disks known as the frozen pizza, right?  Wrong!  You can make pizza at home in the same amount of time (or less!) than it takes for a pizza to be delivered.  Last night I made Pizza Supreme – refrigerated pizza dough, topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, red and orange peppers, mushrooms and turkey sausage.  Cutting of the veggies: 5 minutes.  Browning of the sausage:  3 minutes.  Cooking of the veggies: 5 minutes.  Assembly of the pizza: 2 minutes.  Bake time:  8 minutes (according to the recipe, it should take 15 but my thin crust was toasty brown after 8).  Total time until pizza was in my mouth: 23 minutes!  And it tasted…wait for it…supreme!  Making your own pizza allows you to control the oil, the sauce, and the cheese and it’s a great use for whatever veggies (or meat) that might be lurking around in the fridge.  And another benefit?  You won’t be left with a bellyache!  I mean, unless you eat the whole thing.  Which…is easy to do.

Question:  What are your favorite pizza toppings?

The ingredients:

Brown the turkey sausage in olive oil.

Add peppers, mushrooms, onion, garlic and red pepper flakes.

While the veggies cook, roll out pizza dough on a baking sheet and top with pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese. 

Then add the veggie-sausage mixture.

Bake at 500° until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.  Slice and enjoy!

Additions:  None

Omissions:  None

Substitutions:

  • Shallot instead of onion

Overall Rating:  Love It

Source:  Cooking Light Magazine

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