Parma Rosa sauce is a creamy tomato sauce that has a velvety smooth consistency and bursting with rich flavors. It is taking classic red sauce to the next level by adding in heavy cream and parmesan cheese. Using this sauce for a pizza takes it to a gourmet level. Add in some melty mozzarella cheese, fresh red bell peppers and tasty Italian sausage and you’ve got a delicious pizza pie. Parma Rosa Pizza is a hefty slice, but worth every bite!
I used sweet Italian sausage for this pizza but it would also be good with some spicy. Whichever you pick, make sure it is links and not just ground sausage. you want to have the chunks of sausage, not minced meat. You can also go the chicken sausage route and got with maybe a roasted red pepper or garlic flavoring. I wouldn’t recommend any sort of smoked sausage as the flavors aren’t quite right.
You are gonna want to hang on to this sauce recipe and use it for a pasta dish, You can add chicken, shrimp or beef to it as well as mushrooms, bell peppers, onions. It really is a lovely sauce that is a nice twist on traditional red sauce. It also makes a very tasty lasagna sauce.
As I mentioned this is a seriously hefty slice – we didn’t need anything on the side. But if you are inclined or want leftovers (it’s so good the next day for lunch!), I would suggest a Caeser salad or maybe a no mayo pasta salad to go with it.
Now Let’s Get Cookin’!
Parma Rosa Pizza
- 2 Half Sheet Baking Trays
- Pizza Dough enough for 2 pizzas, see recipe below
- 3 cups Mozzarella Cheese shredded
- 2 lb Italian Sausage links
- 1 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded
- 2 Red Bell Pepper diced
- 2 tsp Parsley Flakes
For the Parma Rosa Sauce
- 1 28oz can Crushed Tomatoes
- 1 15oz can Tomato Sauce
- 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning see recipe below
- 2 cups Heavy Cream
- 2 cups Parmesan Cheese shredded
- Prepare pizza dough, per recipe (if using provided recipe, prepare up to first parcook, if using another dough recipe, prepare as directed on package).
- In a saucepan over medium heat, add crushed tomato, Italian seasoning and tomato sauce. Bring just to a bubble and add heavy cream. Once bubbling again, stir in parmesan cheese. Once incorporated, reduce heat to low and let simmer until ready to build the pizzas.
- In a frying pan over medium heat, add Italian sausage links and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool 5 minutes. Cut in half and then slice into ½-inch pieces.
- Start to build one pizza by ladling on sauce and spreading evenly. Sprinkle with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Next add half of sausage and half of red bell pepper. Then sprinkle with half cup each of mozzarella and parmesan. Repeat with on second pizza.
- Place in 425degF oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle each pizza with parsley.
- 4 cups Flour
- 1 tbsp Yeast instant
- ⅓ cup Avocado Oil
- 1½ cup Warm Water
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 2 tsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Avocado Oil for bowl
- 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. Let sit another 15 minutes.
- 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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