Friday’s Yummy – Sausage Pesto Pizza

20120222_191648.jpg I’m not even going to try and tell you that I made my own pesto (which I can) or my own pizza dough (because I didn’t) but sometimes you have to go with quick when you’re hungry, right?

Of course, right!

I couldn’t tell you what I was doing or where I was when I decided that Sausage Pesto Pizza was going to be a great idea, but I did and it was.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Pizza crust of your choice
  • 2 oz. Pesto
  • 8 oz Ricotta cheese
  • 2/3 cup Italian Blend shredded cheese
  • 3 or 4 Sweet Italian chicken sausage links
  • small onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic

Here’s what you do:

  1. Preheat oven as specified on pizza crust’s instructions. Preheat stone with oven, it makes the bottom better. (Thanks TimP!)
  2. Put pizza crust on a cookie tray so you can build the pizza on there and then slide off onto the hot stone. (I use one like this that’s all beat up
  3. Slice small onion and smash and mince garlic. I suppose you could use a garlic press for it, but I find chopping garlic therapeutic.
  4. Spray pan with non stick spray and cook chicken sausage. I used one of my frying pans and cooked the whole package. When done, put to the side and allow to cool for a bit.
  5. Don’t wash/wipe out the pan. Toss garlic and onion in the pan and cook until onions are translucent and start to brown.
  6. Mix ricotta and pesto. Toss in some Parmesan if you have it handy. I didn’t, so I didn’t.
  7. You’ll want to do this next part on a cookie sheet that you can slide the crust off and onto your pizza stone. Spread cheese/pesto mix over the pizza shell, keeping it about a half inch from the edge of the crust.
  8. Slice sausage. I tried to get them into about 1/4th inch slices, but some of them were thicker.
  9. Evenly spread onions and garlic over the ricotta
  10. Arrange sliced sausage to your liking. I prefer an even spread, but who knows? You might want a peace sign or a happy face. Who am I to judge?
  11. Sprinkle cheese on top of sausage and onions. (I know this is not how most do it, but it keeps the toppings where they should be!)
  12. Bake according to crust’s instructions.
  13. Remove from oven and slide back on to beat up cookie sheet to cool a little before cutting.



About Court

I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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7 Responses to Friday’s Yummy – Sausage Pesto Pizza

  1. I performed a small wonder for my family the other day when I bought us what I thought was going to be a cheap-arse pizza pan at Price Chopper. Holy smokes, can you say “miracle worker”? I used pizza dough I bought at Walmart (yes, I was skeptical, but wrongly so), sauce out of the can that I fancied up with some garlic and spices, mozzarella (the kind that comes in a square block, and that is way too delicious on its own), and a red pepper that I lightly sauteed (again with garlic. because C and I weren’t gonna get BUSY or anything later that night…sigh). 450 degree oven for 16 minutes. It was DEELICIOUS. Thank you, miracle pizza pan. Thank you, Walmart pizza dough.
    Your idea sounds stunning too. May just have to try it this week!
    Love, D

  2. Sue says:

    My goodness that looks and sounds delish.

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