- 1 package active dry yeast
- 2/3 cup water, warm
- 2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups flour
- 1 pound pork sausage, bulk
- 2 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 tablespoon parsley, snipped
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
For crust, in a mixing bowl soften yeast in warm water. Stir in sugar, oil, salt and 1 cup of the flour. Stir in the remaining flour. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; knead dough till smooth and elastic (6-8 minutes). Cover dough and let rest 10 minutes.
On a lightly floured surface roll dough into a 13-inch circle. Sprinkle cornmeal on a lightly greased 12-inch pizza pan. Transfer circle of dough to pizza pan. Build up edges slightly. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or till lightly browned.
In a large skillet cook sausage over medium-high heat till browned; drain. In a saucepan cook chopped tomatoes over medium-high heat for 5 minutes; drain. Stir in Parmesan cheese, parsley, oregano and salt. Spread tomato mixture over crust. Sprinkle sausage and shredded mozzarella cheese atop. Return to the oven; bake for 10-12 minutes longer or until bubbly. Makes one 12-inch pizza.
Family night turn your kitchen into your favorite pizza joint. Have even the youngest chefs help with the toppings. Serve with a crisp salad and garlic sticks.
Calories: 896 calories
Protein: 34 grams
Fat: 57 grams
Sodium: 1495 milligrams
Cholesterol: 106 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 22 grams
Carbohydrates: 61 grams
Fiber: 4 grams