As I rolled out this batch of dough, I realized it would not fit on my stone. Rather than split it in two, I pushed it into the perfect sized rectangle for my half sheet pan. I’m glad I did, and this pizza was so stinkin’ good. I used this Italian chicken sausage that I crisped up in a large skillet, while the crust was par-baking in the oven. I used at least four types of Italian cheeses on this and flavored the crust with olive oil and other seasonings. My family loved this pizza and my son requested it for his birthday dinner 🙂 Thanks for reading, enjoy!
One Big Pizza –
- 12 ounces Italian chicken sausage, sliced on a bias and browned (*I use this brand*)
- 1 recipe worth of this pizza dough
- pizza sauce – I used this recipe
- 2 – 3 cups Italian cheeses, such as mozzarella, Asiago, Parmesan and Romano
For topping the crust:
- olive oil
- garlic powder
- kosher salt
- dried oregano
*Optional Equipment – pizza stone and a silicone pastry brush
Preheat oven to 475. Place a pizza stone on a rack placed on the lowest level of the oven.
Roll out dough onto parchment lined sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil and bake for 5 minutes.
Top the crust with pizza sauce and bake for another 5 minutes.
Spread about 1/2 the shredded cheese on the top, and bake for another 5-7 minutes.
Using a pastry brush, paint the crust with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic powder and kosher salt, sprinkle with oregano all to taste. Top with browned sausage and the remaining cheese, bake until golden brown and bubbly – about another 7 minutes. Take a peek at the bottom of the crust to make sure it’s golden brown – if not, continue baking until it’s done.