Pesto and Sausage Pizza


Pesto and Sausage Pizza

Store bought pizza crusts have become my best friend.  The last few weeks have been hectic and the next few days will be impossible.  So I decided to make different kinds of pizza.  This is my first experiment.

I wanted to make pizzas that were “different” from the traditional red sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni.  So, I started thinking of combinations of flavors my family enjoys.  This was my first attempt.

Verdict:

I now plan on ditching plain old pizza!  This was flavorful and fresh tasting.  My family ate it all.  I mean I could not get them to stop.  There were no leftovers for the next day.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pre-made pizza crusts (I used one GF and one regular thin crust)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of prepared jarred pesto sauce
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 lb. country sausage, removed from casings and cooked thoroughly

Directions:

  1. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread about 1/4 cup of pesto over top of each prepared crust.  You may use more or less pesto depending on how much your family likes.   Be careful to leave about 1/2″ of crust without toppings around the edge so your pizza does not drip and burn in your oven.
  3. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese over the pesto on each crust.
  4. Sprinkle 1/2 of the mozzarella over the top of each pizza.
  5. Place 1/2 of the sausage over the top of the cheeses on each crust.  Spread it around to evenly cover the entire top.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes.  Remove pizza from oven when it is cooked to your liking.  Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

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