Italian Sausage Pesto Pizza with Crimini Mushrooms
A crispy crust, gooey cheese, and a yummy sauce – who doesn’t love pizza? With earthy crimini mushrooms, zesty Italian sausage and perfect pesto, this is scratch pizza with a shortcut. No waiting for the delivery guy - you’ll have this on the table in no time.
Italian Sausage Links
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Remove the stems from the
Cremini Mushrooms (1 cup)
and discard. Cut the mushroom caps into1/4 inch sliced pieces.
Italian Sausage Links (6 oz)
from the casings and discard casings. Crumble the sausage into small pieces; set aside.
Semolina Flour (2 Tbsp)
onto a sheet pan to cover. Rub a little
Olive Oil (as needed)
on your hands to prevent sticking, and gently shape the
Pizza Dough (1)
into a rectangle. Stretch the dough into a 1/4 inch thickness.
Dock the dough with the tines of a fork, making punctures every few inches.
Place the dough in the oven and par-bake for 5 minutes. Set timer!
Spread only HALF of the
Basil Pesto (1/3 cup)
over the pizza, leaving about a 1-inch border around the edges of the dough. Spread the shredded
Mozzarella Cheese (1 cup)
and top with the sliced mushrooms and sausage pieces.
Return the pizza to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and slightly golden and the sausage is cooked through.
Remove the pizza from the oven and, using a spatula, carefully transfer from the sheet pan directly onto the middle oven rack. Bake for an additional 3 to 5 minutes until crisp. Remove from the oven and slice into equal-sized pieces.
Serve the slices of the Italian Sausage Pesto Pizza on two plates or family style! Serve and enjoy!
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