Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Three-Cheese Pizza with Chicken Sausage

Three-Cheese Pizza with Chicken Sausage

3 to 4 links fully-cooked chicken sausage
12 ounces prepared whole-wheat pizza dough (I used our favorite recipe)
4 teaspoons garlic-flavored olive oil, divided
2/3 cup marinara or pizza sauce
3 ounces (about 3/4 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese
2 ounces (about 1/2 cup) shredded aged provolone cheese
1 1/2 ounces (about 1/3 cup) crumbled feta cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

Preheat oven to 450 degrees with a pizza stone placed on the lowest rack.

Cook sausages in a grill pan, turning occasionally, until browned and thoroughly heated through. Set aside until cool enough to handle, then diagonally slice links into 1/2" thick coins.

Sprinkle enough cornmeal to lightly cover a pizza peel. Stretch and roll out dough to a rough 12" to 13" circle and transfer to the cornmeal-dusted peel. Drizzle crust with 2 teaspoons oil and brush it all over to coat. Slide the crust onto the stone and cook until the bottom just begins to brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Carefully remove from the oven and place the crust, uncooked-side down, onto a wire rack. Drizzle crust with remaining 2 teaspoon oil and brush it all over to coat.

In a small bowl, toss together mozzarella and provolone.

Spoon sauce onto the crust and spread to coat evenly. Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella and provolone mixture. Arrange chicken sausages over the top, then scatter with the remaining cheese blend. Sprinkle feta cheese over the top. Season with dried oregano.

Slide pizza back onto the stone and cook until the cheese has melted and the crust is crisp, about 7 to 12 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly before serving.

Makes about 4 servings.

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  1. Hi Joe, thanks for the recipe! I modified it with a vegan sausage (Field Roast Grain Co. Apple Sage) and added some caramelized onions, and grilled it rather than baked it. It was awesome. :)

  2. Lisa - Good changes! Thanks for the feedback!