• 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
  • cornmeal
  • 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.

Serves 4

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