Top Review by JB Grant
i used frozen pizza dough and a can of chopped tomatoes. My whole family loved this pizza and cleared their plates (children 8 and 5) and that doesn't always happen. I highly recommend.
- 1 tablespoon dry yeast
- 1 1⁄2 cups warm water (105-115F)
- 1 1⁄2 cups white flour
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 14 1⁄2 ounces whole tomatoes, crushed
- 1⁄4 fresh basil leaf, torn
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 garlic clove, crushed and minced
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lb Italian turkey sausage
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup colby-monterey jack cheese, shredded
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 large red onion, chopped
- 10 large white mushrooms, sliced
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix yeast and water in a large bowl; place in warm spot for about five minutes.
- Sift flour, salt, and sugar into the yeast. Mix well, then add olive oil and form a soft ball.
- Knead on floured surface until soft and elastic (about five minutes).
- Shape into ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl.
- Cover with a clean towel and place in a warm spot for about one hour.
- Punch down dough and reshape into ball. Cover and let sit another 20 minutes, or until it rises again.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Shape dough into flat round shape and stretch onto pizza pan or hand toss and place on floured surface.
- Press fingertips into surface of dough until entire surface is dimpled.
- Brush olive oil over entire surface of pizza dough.
- Combine tomatoes, basil, 1 tsp salt, garlic and onion powder, and garlic together.
- Divide and spread evenly over dough.
- In layers add sausage, onion, mushroom, and cheeses.
- Sprinkle crust with left over parmesan cheese.
- Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is gooey.
- Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.