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Total Time
1hr
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

A classic Italian dish is recast with a surprising Spanish ingredient, browned chorizo sausage. Tomato sauce is changed to pesto for a refeshing flavor. Fresh tomatoes and basil added at presentation freshen the flavor dimensions.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat (convection ok) oven to 450 F
  2. Brown and drain with paper towel the Spanish style chorizo removing the stuffing from the discarded casing.
  3. Separate basil leaves and coarsely chop.
  4. Dice the tomatoes.
  5. Roll pizza dough on a lightly floured board until it fits the pan to be used for baking.
  6. Move the dough to the pizza pan.
  7. Smear the dough with the pesto sauce.
  8. Distribute the chorizo crumbles evenly over the pizza.
  9. Press into dough.
  10. Sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese.
  11. Evenly distribute the shredded mozzarella over the pizza.
  12. Lightly season with Italian herbs and cracked black pepper.
  13. Bake at 450 F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  14. Cut into serving wedges.
  15. Garnish with tomatoes and basil.
  16. Serve piping hot.