Italian Sausage Deep Dish Pizza

READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook sausage links according to package directions; drain, cut into ¼-inch slices and set aside.
  • In a skillet, sauté green pepper slices in 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat until lightly browned.
  • Remove peppers and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add remaining olive oil; sauté mushrooms over medium-high heat until lightly browned.
  • Position oven rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 400ºF.
  • Butter the bottom and sides of two 9-inch round baking pans.
  • Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of cornmeal in the interior of each pan.
  • Remove bread dough from tubes, unroll and press one tube of dough up sides and over the bottom of each prepared pan.
  • Arrange 3 slices of provolone over dough, followed by 1 ½ cups of mozzarella and ¼ cup of Parmesan into each pan.
  • Spread ¾ cup of pizza sauce over cheese layer.
  • Top each pizza with half of the green peppers, mushrooms, olives and sausage slices.
  • Bake at 400ºF for 30-35 minutes or until crusts are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Cut into wedges.
  • Serve.
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