Sausage & Pepper Pizza

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Pizza is so popular in my home – half of my kids would eat it every day if I let them. I will admit that pizza is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Seriously, what is not love – cheese, bread, meats, veggies, and delish sauce! I really like that I can do all sorts of different flavor combos. Like this Sausage & Pepper Pizza – an easy and delicious classic.

Sausage & Pepper Pizza

I have included a recipe for pizza dough below – but you can totally use store-bought dough. I just encourage you to get the uncooked variety that either can be rolled out or spread out (not the pre-formed or pre-cooked). As a side-note – you can use the same pizza dough recipe to make focaccia bread – just drizzle with oil sprinkle with minced garlic and Italian seasoning and you are good to go.

Sausage & Pepper Pizza

We like square pizza in our house, and not a huge amount of crust. So I usually put sauce almost to the edges. You can make it just how you like – on a round stone or pan. Depending on how many you are serving – you might want to add in a simple green side salad to go with it.

Sausage & Pepper Pizza

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Sausage & Pepper Pizza

A delicious classic combo of sausage, peppers and provolove on a simple red sauce
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword bell peppers, pizza, pizza dough, provolone, red sauce, Sausage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 Pizza Dough Recipes see below
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 6 Roasted Garlic Sausage sliced on the bias
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers sliced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper sliced
  • 1 White Onion sliced
  • 8 slices Provolone chopped
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded

For the Sauce

  • 1 28 oz Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz Tomato Puree
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Onion
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat oven to 425deg.
  • Cover 2 large baking sheets with parchement paper. Spread a recipe of dough out on each and brush with oil. Place in oven for 10 minutes.
  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, add ingredients for the sauce. Stir to combine and cook for 5 minutes. Reduce to low and let simmer while dough cooks.
  • Remove pizza crusts from oven. For one pizza, spread half of sauce over top of crust. Sprinkle with ⅓ of provolone cheese, ½ of bell pepper, ½ of onion, and ½ of sausage. Repeat on second pizza. Sprinkle each with half of remaining provolone and parmesan cheese. Place in oven and cook for 15 minutes. Remove and let cook for 5 minutes before cutting.
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Pizza Dough

A simple pizza dough to use for all sorts of pizzas. Makes 1 12 by 17 pizza crust.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword pizza, pizza dough
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Flour
  • 1 tbsp Yeast instant
  • cup Avocado Oil
  • cup Warm Water
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil for bowl

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Pour in water while stirring. Then add olive oil and continue to mix by hand. Mix until a sticky dough forms.
  • Brush the insides of a second bowl with avocado oil and transfer ball of dough. Cover with towel or plastic wrap and let rise at least 1 hour. Dough should approximately double in size.
  • Once risen, place dough on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Stretch and press it out until you cover the baking sheet with ¼ inch thick crust.
  • Place in 400 deg oven for 15 minutes.
  • Continue to pizza recipe directions.
  • If making for focaccia – brush with oil and add desired seasoning. Then bake for 15 minutes in 425 deg oven.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

3 thoughts on “Sausage & Pepper Pizza

  1. We make a lot of pizza too. And we like to try different ideas – this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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