Sausage and Pesto Pizza

May 6th, 2011 by Erin Gennow
Sausage and Pesto Pizza Close Up

Sausage and Pesto Pizza Close Up

Sausage and Pesto Pizza

This pizza is simple and flavorful.  The ingredients and the prep are minimal.  The sweet and tangy pesto Genovese with the sweet Italian sausage is a delicious and rich combination.  Serve the pizza with a light mixed salad as a side dish.

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes (if dough is already made)

Cook Time: About 15-18 minutes

Serves: 1-12” Round Pizzas

Ingredients

½ recipe Pizza Dough

½ lb. crumbled sweet Italian sausage (about average 2 links)

¼ to ⅓ cup pesto Genovese (store bought or homemade)

6 oz of Mozzarella cheese, freshly grated

Equipment

Pizza stone, optional

Procedure

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Make the pesto if you are making homemade.

Pull out the pizza dough to about a 12-inch round.  If the dough is springy back let it rest a bit, then resume pulling out the dough.

Grate the mozzarella cheese.

Remove the sausage from the casings and break it apart into pieces.

Par bake the pizza dough, either on a pizza stone or a baking sheet for 5-7 minutes.

Now top the par-baked dough with the pesto, then with the grated mozzarella cheese, and then with bits of sausage.

Bake for another 10 – 12 minutes or so.

Slice after five minutes and serve.

Sausage and Pesto Pizza

Sausage and Pesto Pizza

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